North Shore Country Day upper school students take to the stage October 8 and 9 to present the fall play, “Drop Dead!” by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.
“A cast of has-been actors plan to revive their careers in ‘Drop Dead!,’ a potboiler murder mystery directed by ‘Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage’ Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic eye twitching megalomaniac). But when the murders and mysteries exceed those in the script—these thespians must save the show and their careers as well as their lives!”
Reservations are required.
The play is recommended for eighth grade and up.
Seats will be distanced in the Auditorium and families will be grouped together. You must follow your assigned seating for contact tracing if need be. Masks must be worn the entire show.
Run Time: 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission
North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.
All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.