Theatre Program


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About the Theater Program at Devon

The Theatre Program at Devon Prep includes a Fall Play and Spring Musical as well as a Drama Club. The musicals are run and coordinated in partnership with our sister schools, giving the boys an opportunity to socialize and artistically express with their peers. There is also a full stage crew for the Spring Musical which gives the boys the opportunity to build stage sets, manage lights and sounds as well as understand the inner workings of putting together a theater production.
The Drama Club is another in-school opportunity for the boys to practice monologues and take part in the exploration of theater as a medium of expression. Field trips to professional productions in Philadelphia are one of the highlights of this club. Between practicing their monologues and gaining confidence in ability, students gain hands-on theater experience



Fall Drama 2018: Harvey


Devon Prep’s 2018 Fall Drama was Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase. It tells the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey — an invisible six-foot-tall, rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood!

 



Spring Musical 2019: Once Upon A Mattress

Devon Prep’s 2019 Spring Musical was a comedic re-telling of famous fairytale ‘The Princess and The Pea’! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns a hilarious romantic comedy, this was a rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship.

 

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