Hufflepuffs finally get their due in hilarious new Harry Potter-inspired play


Spend any time on the internet, and you’ll notice that Hufflepuffs — despite J.K. Rowling’s best efforts — have become a bit of a pop culture joke.

Enter Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, a hilarious new off-Broadway play that seeks to correct the record a bit as well as take you through the seven insane years of Harry Potter through the eyes of people who were close to the action, but still a safe distance away.

“The thing that was really appealing to me was all of these events that take place in the [Harry Potter] books would be very traumatizing to all the other kids at the school and we never really get to see the other children’s reactions,” Puffs writer Matt Cox told Mashable about the idea for the spoof. “That would be terrifying if things just kept getting worse and worse every year!”

Enter the group of terrified teens that the show calls “The Puffs.” As Harry and his friends have adventures and repeatedly save the day, this gang is hiding out in the common room, failing in their quest to score points and hoping that at some point Herbology will be considered cool. Read more…

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