:: Friday, February 20, 2004 ::
Tonight, I went with a friend to see this year's Hasty Pudding Theatricals production. The Hasty Pudding Club is a very famous Harvard tradition; it is the oldest college theater group in the country. The tradition, however, is a bit whimsical and wacky. Although females can participate in all other aspects of the business and production, only males actually perform onstage. Males play both male and female roles in each year's musical, and hilarity ensues. Basically, it's a very well-done Broadway-style musical / drag revue.
This year's musical was written and composed by a bunch of people who were in the Freshman Musical last year, so I made an extra effort to see the show. Seeing the show made me sort of upset that I missed the show last year. I didn't realize it was such a big deal around here. In fact, when the Hasty Pudding had its Man and Woman of the Year ceremonies this year, it was reported on national news and television. The show runs for over a month, and it is very professional.
The show was absolutely hilarious. Puns (both clever and horrible) were thrown carelessly left and right, and the songs were a delight to listen to. We really enjoyed ourselves. The show, "As The Word Turns," is a tale about three spelling bee contestants who are aiming for first place. In their effort to do that, they face intense training with overbearing parents, a strange love triangle among each other, and a nefarious scheme by Russian communists who plot to sabotage the spelling bee by stealing its main dictionary in order to steal vowels from the English language. I really had an enjoyable time.
After the show, we met up with some more friends, and we went to have ice cream at Baskin Robbins. I got a cone with margarita-flavored, sorbet-like ice cream. I also got juice because I was thirsty. It was Pineapple/Mango/Passion Fruit. Yum! I then with another group of friends to hang out at the Quincy Grille for a short time.
Quote of the Day: "[Stomach Growls] Gee, I really shouldn't have eaten that Mexican... child."
:: SL 11:01 PM [+] ::