Trials for "Wetward Ho!" the musical comedy announced as the annual Hasty Pudding Show will be held at the Hasty Pudding Club this afternoon and will mark the beginning of active work on the play. The play is described as a "syncopated sojourn south", and will consist of two acts and three scenes.
The book is the work of Joseph Alger Jr. '22 and D. D. Miller '22. The music and lyrics were written by Joseph Alger Jr. '22, Howard Elliott '22, Alexander Steinert '22, Isidor Straus '21 and D. D. Miller '22.
The story of "Wetward Ho!" centers about the ocean voyage of a party of New York debutantes to Havana, their subsequent marooning upon one of the wild Bahama Islands, inhabited by cannibals, and their final rescue.
The first public performance of the play will be given some time in April and the present plans call for a tour which includes Cambridge, Boston, New York and Philadelphia.