Lucille Ball was a household name in American TV for decades. She won hearts and souls inI Love Lucy, universally considered to be a groundbreakingly influential show for future comedy ventures.

In Everybody Loves Lucy,Elise McCann plays the part of Lucille. The Mamma Mia andSouth Pacific actor says she’s truly honoured to paying homage to a legend of comedy. The play details Ball’s rise through the entertainment industry, from numerous B-movie appearances to her final breakthrough inI Love Lucy. Throughout this journey she was joined by onscreen and real-life husband Desi Arnaz, but their relationship suffered due to Lucy’s increasing popularity with the public. McCann describes the play as bold, funny and exciting, reminding us all that laughter and honesty are keys to success in life.

Everybody Loves Lucy plays from Wednesday June 4 to Friday June 6 at Hayes Theatre Co. Tickets are from $35.

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