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The Devon

devon1What is the next best thing to having our own theater in Frankford?  Having one that is almost within walking distance.  The Devon fits that bill nicely and along with the live performances, they are offering a collection of classic movies showing on Thursday and Fridays in August.

I am old enough to remember the Devon in the golden age.  There were three theaters in the space of a few block in Mayfair.  The Mayfair at Cottman Avenue.  The Merben (I still remember seeing the Greatest Show on Earth at the Merben) a block south and the Devon.  Those were the days.

The Devon has been rebuilt almost from the ground up into a state of the art venue and it’s worth a visit.   Take a look at what’s available.

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Devon Theater for the Performing Arts

Our friends in Mayfair have managed to turn a run down porno theater into a performing arts showcase.  They deserve our support and encouragement.

Come take center stage and be part of the fun as the Devon Theater opens its doors on March 28th with the hit musical comedy, “Nunsense!”

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

Performance Dates/Times/Tickets

Performance Dates: Thursday – Saturday Nights + Saturday & Sunday Matinees:
3/28/09 – 4/19/09

Thursday Nights: 7:00 PM Curtain Time

Friday & Saturday Nights: 8:00 PM Curtain Time

Saturday & Sunday Matinees: 2:00 PM Curtain Time

Prices: $25.00 Matinee / $35.00 Evening / $30.00 Group & Devon Theater Members

To Purchase Tickets: or call 215-338-6300.

Devon Theater for the Performing Arts
6333 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19135-3033
215-338-6300 office
215-338-6302 fax