Lucy Tries Again

Selected for Crafton Hills College's New Works Festival

(10 Min) 16-year-old Lucy Ball has just been kicked out of her NYC drama school for being too shy and having insufficient talent. Back home with her mom, Lucy tries to figure out what if anything to do next. (Based on the life of iconic TV star Lucille Ball and written for 365 Women a Year)
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Lucy Tries Again

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  • Neil Radtke:
    3 Apr. 2024
    "Lucy Tries Again" presents an engaging and relatable exploration of ambition, self-doubt, and familial support. The play offers a compelling narrative that encourages audiences to reflect on their own aspirations and the importance of resilience in overcoming obstacles. Keep trying!
  • Morey Norkin:
    20 Jun. 2023
    Who doesn’t love Lucy? And in this delightful look at 16-year-old Lucille Ball, Jennifer O’Grady presents a young woman doubting her talent because she was sent home from a prestigious acting school. The reason? She was too shy! Because of the support of her wise mother we know how things turned out. But what a wonderful lesson no matter your aspirations: believe in yourself and don’t let others define you. A wonderful chance to once again say I Love Lucy!
  • Ross Tedford Kendall:
    14 May. 2021
    A great little biographical play about a pivotal moment in the life of one of our most cherished comediennes. This made me want to look more into the life of Lucille Ball. Great job!

Character Information

  • Lucy
  • DeDe (pronounced "DeeDee")
    Her mom

Production History

  • University
    (filmed producton), Crafton Hills College New Works Festival


New Works Festival
Crafton Hills College