About Hasty Pudding Theatricals
As the oldest collegiate theater in the country, Hasty Pudding Theatricals has a rich history. Started by a group of passionate and fun young men in 1795, this student society required each member to provide in turn “a pot of hasty pudding for every meeting.” This is the origin of the theater’s name, simple and playful.
Hasty Pudding’s productions were originally exclusive for club members, but became public as their popularity increasingly grew.
The group received national recognition with its 1882 production Dido and Aneas, and has remained in the public spotlight ever since.
As a Harvard theatrical student society, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals is famous for their wealth of student talents in producing and presenting burlesque musicals.
In fact, the group has a number of notable alumni. From presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy to comedians such as B.J. Novak and Megan Amram, many of the group’s alumni have gone on to greater success.
Since the Hasty Pudding was founded in 1844, student-written theater has been presented and well-received every year with the only exception being periods of war.
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