Hasty Pudding Theatricals
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As dusk descended on the Ides of March, 1980, Michael T. Hsieh ’80 distributed leaflets outside the neo-Georgian façade of the New College Theater, now known as Farkas Hall. He and other members of Harvard’s Asian-American Association gathered to protest the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ use of a perceived racist character, Edgar Foo Yung, in their 1980 production, “A Little Knife Music.”
Fifteen Minutes Magazine explores the state of diversity at Harvard by examining the past and present.
Olivia R. Miller '16 and Tess V. Davison '16 speak to local reporters outside Farkas Hall following auditions for The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Saturday afternoon.
Women are involved in the Theatricals—famous for its burlesque shows and tradition of “roasting” celebrities—through its business staff, tech crew, band, and creative writing and music teams. But to a group undergraduate women who organized this weekend’s stunt, that is not enough.
Alex M. Willis '14, David A. Sheynberg '16, Karl Kopczynski '15, and Max McGillivray '16 perform in Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 166th production "Victorian Secrets." As of Monday evening, 17 undergraduate women have been signing up for auditions for the group despite its traditional all-male cast.
The cast of the campus drag troupe's burlesque show has been composed of all men since 1844.
Matthew W. G. Walker ’16 and Sam B. Clark ’15, dressed in Hasty Pudding Theatricals drag, dance with the Harvard Ballet Company in a parody of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake on Saturday.
While members of the Harvard Ballet Company performed Four Swans from Swan Lake, Matthew W. G. Walker ’16 and Sam B. Clark ’15 do their best to keep up.
Dan S. Milaschewski ’17 performs in drag as a suitor for the Prince, played by Rakesh Khurana, in “Swan Lake: For the Birds!” on Saturday.
The Performance Fair opened with a ballet called “Swan Lake: For the Birds!” based on Tchaikovsky’s work which featured Hasty Pudding Theatricals as well as distinguished administrators and faculty.
Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year Chris Pratt talked Super Bowl, improvisation, and his work at hospitals during a press conference after the roast last Friday.
Chris Pratt, Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Man of the Year, appreciates a joke at his roast on Friday evening in Farkas Hall.
Two members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals kiss Chris Pratt, Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Man of the Year, as he is presented the Hasty Pudding Pot on Friday evening in Farkas Hall.