Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what’s on stage instead with today’s GrouponLive deal to Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ production of There Will Be Flood in Cambridge. For $19, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $38 value). Choose between the following showtimes:
- Saturday, February 4, at 4 p.m.
- Sunday, February 5, at 3 p.m.<p>
Since 1844, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, former home of such dignitaries as Theodore Roosevelt and Jack Lemmon, has stirred laugher with its long-standing tradition of brow-raising productions penned by students. For its 164th presentation, the Pudding players attack the fabric of the space-time continuum with a gigantic holepuncher of satire in There Will Be Flood. Space cowgirl Lauren Forcement leads a scallywag crew of time travelers on a mission to thwart an ancient prophecy before the world becomes a waterpark of the posthumous. Along its zillion-year journey to save humanity, the gang encounters punny prehistorical cutups such as caveman Homer Erectus, dinosaur Tyra Nassaurus, and Mayan deity Paco Lips. Fraught with Pudding’s undergraduate enthusiasm and tradition of cross-dressing burlesque, There Will Be Flood gorges guffaws from audiences and wounded howls from defrauded historians.