Season 1, Episode 17 Lucy Writes a Play

There's more than one way to break into show business: If Ricky won't use her in his act, Lucy will write a play for him to act in. And she does (a story about a Cuban tobacco picker titled “A Tree Grows in Havana”), and enters it in a competition at her women's club. But he'll have no part in it---until he learns that a big producer will be in the audience. Club Chairwoman: Myra Marsh. Stage Manager: Maury Thompson.

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  • Premise: TV's first great sitcom centered on a zany New York housewife who wants desperately to get into showbiz and her Cuban bandleader husband who has his hands full trying to dissuade her. Also getting caught up in their shenanigans were the Mertzes, their land… (more)

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