The H. P. C. desire, through our columns, to thank the Pierian Sodality for their generous assistance.
THE Hasty Pudding Club gave "Woodcock's Little Game" and "A Thousand a Year" at the Town Hall, Jamaica Plain, April 14, and again at Union Hall, Cambridgeport, April 16. The audiences at both places were large and quite generous in their applause, - rewards well merited by the excellence of the performance. We have not space to speak at length of the plays, but we must pay a passing compliment to Mr. McMillan, who took the leading parts in both, and distinguished them by so marked a difference of conception and style that a fresh actor seemed to walk upon the stage in the second play, - a difficult achievement for an actor who has to play two parts in the same evening. His acting was marked by a care for details and a full appreciation of all the "points" of the part. Mr. Swift and Mr. Elwood were excellent in their respective parts, the latter introducing, on the second evening, some imitations of Dundreary, which brought down the house. Mr. Simmons rendered the difficult and thankless part of Paul Chesterton with much grace and ease. The ladies, Messrs. Wigglesworth, Abbot, Allen, and Minot, were all that could be desired both in acting and dressing.