Hasty Pudding Theatricals

HPT 169 Casino Evil poster

As has been our winter theater outing for many a year, the Boston Prime Timers will once again make the journey to Cambridge to see Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. This year’s 169th Production is entitled: “HPT169: Casino Evil”. We have reserved 50 tickets for this year’s performance at 8 PM on Thursday, March 2nd. The performance will be held at Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The location is just outside of Harvard Square (the closest T stop is Harvard Square on the Red Line). Tickets are $27 per seat and our seats will be on the right side of the center section as one enters the theater. The last day to get one’s tear sheet into the Office to secure a seat is Friday, February 10th, so PLEASE mail requests before then so as to be received NO LATER than that date. The tickets will be mailed to each attendee the following week.

About this year’s production: CASINO EVIL

Bada bing! It’s 1930 and there’s no prohibition on drama in the Nevada desert. As cannoli-crazy goodfella Al Calzone goes all-in building his nasty new casino, senile sharpshooter Grannie Oakley and her Oz-tounding granddaughter Ruby Slippers fight to keep their Western saloon town afloat and the tommy guns at bay. With the help of swanky show-cat Dan Delion, the townsfolk plot to turn Don Calzone into their furry friend’s next fancy feast-but Al and mafiosa Bella Donna have plans of their own to spa-get-ti the deed and transform the Westerners’ home into a literal ghost town. Will lady-layin’ lawman Hank Kupfs put the crooks behind bars, or will local prostitute Ophelia Thrustin have to call-girl it quits? Will cheeky bandito Dennis Jimenez grow up to be a Zorro or a zero? Will smokin’ waitress Em Fizeema cough up the mafia’s secrets and burn the mobsters, or will Mormon missionary Paul Igamy end up sleepin’ with the fishes in Salt Lake? You’ll never guess who goes bust and who hits the jackpot in HPT 169: Casino Evil!

This year’s writers are David Shayne ‘19 and Jacob Roberts ‘19. The music is composed by Fraser Weist ‘18.