Joanna Daniels and Curtis Pettyjohn, the Chicago duo of local stage veterans playing "stage veterans" Ethel and Fred Mertz of "I Love Lucy" TV fame have a clever way of interpreting their performance art.
Joanna Daniels and Curtis Pettyjohn play Ethel and Fred Mertz, including a salute to the couple's vaudville days, in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" playing an extended run through March 3 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago.
Resurrecting the Favorite Redhead of Reruns: Midwest premiere of 'I Love Lucy Live on Stage' channels fans of sitcom characters
Rick Sparks, the man behind I Love Lucy Live on Stage, knows just how dedicated fans are of Lucille Ball and her landmark TV comedy starring the Ricardos and the Mertzes.
Cast members Sirena Irwin (center) as Lucy, Curtis Pettyjohn (right) as Fred and Joanna Daniels as Ethel star in "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" playing a Chicago run until Nov. 11.
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