You are cordially invited to

Hasty Pudding Theatricals’

175th Alumni Anniversary Weekend

February 2nd – 4th


Hello alumni,

Let’s be honest, we’re excited. After all, other than the elected officials who run this country, there aren’t many things that get to celebrate their 175th birthday. In our excitement, we’ve sent a few emails with various bits of information. And so here is the one email you need to get totally caught up. 

First the history: On the auspicious day of Friday, December 13th, 1844 Pudding member Lemuel Hayward decided to treat his fellow members to a surprise musical burlesque in Hollis 11. Of course, Lemuel could have never guessed that this performance (now HPT 0: Bombastes Furioso) would create one of America’s great theater traditions. Nor would he predict that someday Harvard students might be women.

The first weekend in February will mark the opening of HPT’s 175th production, HPT 175: Heist, Heist, Baby! to mark the occasion we will be hosting an unmissable 175th Weekend Spectacular, packed with events (Opening Night, an Alumni Revue, the 175th Reception with food and libations, &c, &c), lots of opportunities to catch up with alumni from all generations, as well as plenty of time in our “new” clubhouse. 

Make no mistake—you don’t want to miss this Revue Weekend. We’re anticipating our largest turnout in recent and failing memory. We hope you can join us to celebrate.




Friday, February 2nd

Attire is Black-Tie

7:00pm – Roast of the Man of the Year and HPT 175 Premiere (Farkas Hall – 12 Holyoke Street)

10:00pm – The Afterparty (Hasty Pudding Clubhouse – 45 Dunster Street)

*The Afterparty is a listed event. If you have questions about what your tickets include, please reach out to [email protected]


Saturday, February 3rd


12:30pm – Theatre Entertainment & Media Meetup with the Mignone Center for Career Success (Barker Center 110 – Thompson Room)

All day – Stop by the Clubhouse for past Pudding shows, memorabilia, and light refreshments (Hasty Pudding Clubhouse)


Attire is Black-Tie Optional. Please bring your Hasty Pudding Medals.

5:30pm — Alumni Cocktail Hour (Farkas Hall)

6:30pm — Alumni Revue (Farkas Hall)

8:00pm — Alumni and Undergraduate 175th Anniversary Reception (substantial canapés at the Hasty Pudding Clubhouse)

Postprandial — Afterparty (Hasty Pudding Clubhouse)


Sunday, February 4th

11:00am – Brunch (Hasty Pudding Clubhouse)




This year’s Alumni Revue will feature popular songs from Pudding past with original bits written by a few of our illustrious Pudding alumni. We are looking for alumni of all ages, sizes, and net worths to participate in this revue. We need actors, we need a band, we need a tech crew, we need various miscellaneous help. Casting is open to ALL alumni, regardless of gender and historic part of the company.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email Aidan Golub at [email protected]




As usual, the Charles Hotel is offering our alumni a special rate. This year it’s $369 per night. If you’d like to book a room, please use this link or call 617-864-1200 and tell them you’re with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Alumni Block. Find some roommates and book now; these rooms will go very quick.




HPT175: Heist Heist Baby

Written by: Sophie Garrigus and Maddie Dowd

Tickets and Show Synopsis available here.

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