A charming play needs a charming cast and the Shaw Festival put one together. Moya O’Connell was perfect as Tracy Lord, the spoiled socialite who still manages to convince us that underneath her flippant mannerisms she is a very nice and sensible woman. Ands is not the only cast member who manages to convince us that rich people can be likeable. Sherry Flett as her mother, Jeff Meadows as her brother, Tess Benger as younger sister Dinah and Ric Reid as uncle Willie are all delightful.
The only rich man we don’t like is the nouveau riche George Kitteredge played brilliantly by Thom Marriott.
Fiona Byrne as Liz Imbrie and Patrick McManus as Mike Connor are the cynical reporters who fall under the spell of the charming rich family. Juan Chioran as Seth Lord, the philandering father who comes to his senses in the end and Gray Powell as CK Dexter haven, the former husband and the man Tracy really does love affair all round out the stellar cast.
It was a delightful evening at the theatre.