By Kim Powers
Directed by Roy Steinberg
August 7th-September 20th Tuesday-Sunday at 8:00 PM
It’s the last night of taping “I Love Lucy” and America’s favorite sidekick-Ethel Mertz, played by Vivian Vance-has a lot to get off her chest. This new play gives a glimpse into the behind the scenes drama of “I Love Lucy” as well incredible unheard stories from Vivian Vance’s extraordinary career.
Age Guide: 16+
August 7th Preview Night
August 8th Official Opening with Party
Pre-Party in the courtyard at 6:30 PM sponsored by Seaside Cheese. There will be light fare items provided by Seaside Cheese along with a cash bar.
After-Party: Directly following the performance join cast & crew at Fins Bar & Grille.
August 23rd Best-Value Night
September 6th Cast & Crew Talk-Back
September 8th Pay-What-You-Wish
(Pay-What-You-Wish is only available 1 hour prior to show time, at the theatre, and is a first come first serve basis. Doors open up 1 hour before the show. Patrons pick whatever seat is available and Pay-What-You-Wish. You must have cash or check only. If you would like to see the show on this date and don’t want to run the risk of it being sold out, you may still purchase a ticket at a regular price by calling the box office or purchasing online.)
Kim Powers (playwright)
Kim Powers is a two-time Emmy winner and the author of the novels Dig Two Graves and Capote in Kansas, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir The History of Swimming, a Barnes & Noble “Discover” Boo and Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Memoir of the Year. Diane Sawyer called it “a riveting memoir: sensitive, wise and unsparing.” The New York Times Book Review called it “raw and engrossing.” He also wrote the screenplay for the festival-favorite indie film Finding North. Powers is currently the Senior Writer for ABC’s legendary news magazine 20/20, part of the team that has received an unprecedented three consecutive Edward R. Murrow Awards. A native Texan, he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. And he loves I Love Lucy.
Actors’ Equity Association(AEA) was founded in 1913 as the first of the American actors’ unions. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote, and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Today, Equity represents more than 40,000 actors, singers, dancers, and stage managers working in hundreds of theatres across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theatre as a profession, upholding the highest artistic standards. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits including health and pension plans for its members. Through its agreement with Equity, this theatre has committed to the fair treatment of the actors and stage managers employed in this production. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. For more information, visit www.actorsequity.org