‘Hay Fever’ was great, it deserved four stars
I was surprised to see that “Hay Fever” at the Irish Classical Theatre received only 2½ stars. I disagree with the review of Ben Siegel. The audience was thoroughly entertained throughout the play.
The first act set the stage for the riotous second and third acts and gave the audience a glimpse of the obnoxious characters who are the Bliss family.
The supporting characters, as surprise weekend guests of the Bliss family, are unwitting participants in the family’s eccentricities as the second and third acts unfold.
Since I can attest to the level of enjoyment evidenced by the constant laughter of the audience, “Hay Fever” deserves more than the 2½ stars it received.
The performances of Josephine Hogan, marvelous as the affected Judith Bliss, newcomer Marisa Caruso (her exaggerated facial expressions are worth the price of a ticket), captivating as her outrageous daughter, Sorel, and the rest of the cast were awesome, as you expect at the Irish Classical Theatre.
As a great escape from the constant political harassment we are subjected to, “Hay Fever” is thoroughly entertaining fun. I give it 4 stars.