Lucy Loves Desi:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom
L.A. Theatre Works
Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director
Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom
By Gregg Oppenheimer
The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history: I Love Lucy. Who would have thought that to get on the air, they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn’t possibly succeed? Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer, son of Jess Oppenheimer I Love Lucy’s creator, spins the hilarious, true story behind America’s beloved television comedy. Oppenheimer retells this witty, fast-paced tale of how the pioneering television sitcom came to be and how it changed the face of television forever.
During this unique live radio play performance, Lucy Loves Desi—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom tells these stories, and more, with as much heart and humor as an episode of I Love Lucy itself.
Performance Sponsor: Harlow Struve
Tickets: Seating Level A (Orange) $55, Seating Level B (Green) $50, Seating Level C (Purple) $45