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Drama Club

  It's a Virtual Kind of Year. If you are interested in joining the International Thespian Society, then email me for more information. Try-outs for Regionals will be held in December to qualify for States in March. It is all virtual this year. Check out NCEDTA for more information:    If you would like to participate in our showcase fundraisers, then please email me at   Try-outs for NBHS Fall Play: August 30, 2021, in the Theatre Auditorium (Room 129) at 3 pm.  Prepare a monologue similar to the type of character that you are interested in. You do not have to be in the theatre to try out.   If you have a conflict that day, please prepare a video and send it to (Make sure to give your full name, pronoun, and grade level). Practices will be Monday and Wednesday.  The show will premiere on October 7th and run until October 10th.   


By Elizabeth Lovelady. Based on the screenplay by Russel Rouse and Clarence Greene.

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama | Melodrama
  • Cast size: 5 to 12m., 4 to 9w.
  • Time: One Hour


Frank Bigelow walks into a police station to report a murder: his own. One day earlier, the small-time accountant kissed his girlfriend and secretary, Paula, goodbye and left on a trip to San Francisco with mysterious intentions. Shortly after he arrives, he's invited to join a group of rowdy businessmen celebrating with their clients after a successful market week. After a wild night of drinking at jazz clubs with sexy women, he wakes feeling ill. A doctor and detective arrive to deliver tragic news—Bigelow has been poisoned, and he only has hours left to live. Bigelow frantically searches the city for his killer and the reason he was targeted. Each person he encounters gives him a piece of the story that includes a mysterious suicide, a shady business deal gone wrong, and conniving women. But can he believe anything he hears? Paula desperately searches for answers as Frank phones home with cryptic questions and an ever-increasing sense of doom. Will he unravel the mystery before his time runs out? Will the killer be brought to justice? An adaptation of the 1950s classic noir film, D.O.A. is a swiftly moving thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. With cigar-smoking detectives and gun-toting femme fatales, D.O.A. includes all the noir tropes plus updates to the story that will appeal to modern audiences.