A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical Groupon: for $19, you get a ticket to Kashmir if You Can, the new burlesque show from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals (a $38 value). All performances are on 12 Holyoke Street on the Harvard campus. Choose one of the following shows:
- Saturday, February 5 at 4 p.m.
- Sunday, February 6 at 3 p.m.
- Friday, February 11 at 8 p.m.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals presents its annual drag burlesque show for Cambridge-area theater buffs, offering a no-holds barred, song-packed performance. Like the unwritten rule about undeclared freshmen taking Intro to Jay Leno, the show is a Harvard tradition that began in 1844. Kashmir if You Can provides expectant audiences with sex, suspense, and a bumbling British detective.
- Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. at Harvard University calls itself the "oldest collegiate theatrical company in the United States" and is an all-male troupe. It produces one show annually, which plays in Boston in February and March and then goes on tour. The troupe also honors a famous actor and actress each year with an awards ceremony, and the actress participates in a parade (surrounded by Hasty Pudding members in drag) through Cambridge. Recent honorees include James Franco and Renée Zellweger. Performances are scattered around Cambridge and Harvard Square. – Fodor's
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