Hasty Pudding Theatricals

at , Cambridge , 02138 United States

Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Cambridge , MA 02138
United States
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The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque crossdressing musicals. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals was best described by John Wheelwright in 1897 as a "kindly association of men of all ages in a gay evening of simple enjoyment".HistoryFormed in 1795 as an artistic-minded fraternity, the Pudding began hosting mock trials of such phenomena as timely Harvard presidents and the study of mathematics. The Pudding put up its first full performance, of a well-known tragic burlesque entitled Bombastes Furioso, on December 13, 1844. It has performed a production every year since, except twice during World War I and twice during World War II. After a period of producing popular comedies written by established playwrights, the Pudding began to write its own shows, starting with a production of Dido and Aeneas written by Owen Wister in 1882.Previous members of Hasty Pudding have included Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Randolph Hearst, lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, Oscar winner Jack Lemmon, humorist Andy Borowitz, artist Henry Ives Cobb, Jr., and former Massachusetts governor William Weld. In 1948, Felisa Vanoff (1925–2014) became the first female choreographer of the company.

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Isaac Fay House
123 Antrim St Cambridge , MA 02139 United States

The Isaac Fay House is an historic house at 125 Antrim Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story wood frame house was built in 1843, and is one of the city's best examples of a Greek Revival side-hall plan. It also has distinctive features, including a cupola and an Ionic wraparound porch, that are not found on any surviving period building in the city. The house was originally located on Fayette Street, and was moved to its present location in 1856. It belonged to Isaac Fay, a city alderman.The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 (where it is misspelled as "Issac").

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals is Cambridge based place and this enity listed in Arts & Entertainment category. 02138.