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Apr. 21 – May 14, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 3:00pm

Appropriate for ages 13+


Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Actor’s Cafe Production of


Directed by: Dan Ashlock, Jr.

“I’m tired of being second banana.  I wanna be first banana.”
After years of playing Ethel Mertz, the housecoat-wearing sidekick to America’s favorite sit-com star on I Love Lucy, Vivian Vance has a lot she needs to get off her chest.  In her dressing room on the night of the show’s final filming, she issues an SOS to her long-time analyst: help me understand who I really am before I’m stuck being Ethel forever.  And she relives it all:  the Good, the Bad, and the Lucy. 




Vivian Vance Lynn Golden