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Retirees put on a musical spoofing the afterlife

Leave it to a group of retirees affiliated with Harvard University to contemplate the afterlife and break into a chorus of “Ain’t We Got Fun.” Or debate whether to read Balzac or watch the Red Sox in the sweet, or maybe not-so-sweet, hereafter.

Leave it, in other words, to the cast of “Just for the H . . . of It,” an original piece of musical theater being performed this week by members of Harvard’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (HILR), whose 550 members range in age from a youthful 60 to a spry old 95.

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