Forget About Me (The Breakfast Club Play)

Gen X Moms and her high school senior Dots spend another night at home, fall 2020. Cake is baked, drugs are consumed, and lines are crossed, while they debate teen movies, whether or not John Bender is the villain, and wait for that thick envelope.
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Forget About Me (The Breakfast Club Play)

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  • Cole Hunter Dzubak:
    22 Jun. 2021
    An insanely smart piece that dives into examining the generational gap between mom and daughter. The use of 80s movies for reference, humor, and deep subject matter allows audiences to connect further to these characters. Hansen did a wonderful job with this piece, and I'm always a sucker for anything about the breakfast club.
  • Craig Houk:
    27 Apr. 2021
    Hansen is a cagey writer. While the dialogue in this expertly crafted play is deceptive in its simplicity, there’s still much to unpack as mother & daughter navigate various frivolous & weighty topics, sometimes with humor, sometimes with exasperation, sometimes stoned. And though the connection between them appears solid & genuine, there's also something strangely off. Parents & children have unpleasant interactions, yes, but with Moms & Dots, Hansen gifts us with a brutally unsettling exchange. Dots has regrets & just wants to move on to college, but Moms' meddling may have f*cked things up. Compelling & confounding. Highly recommend.
  • Ky Weeks:
    5 Apr. 2021
    A layered and challenging play, delving richly into a generation gap and how relationships can be both incredibly close and inescapably distant. The characters are flawed and yet understandably so, bending under the strain of a world that's naturally stressful. The use of 80's movies, as a source of comfort and a subject of attack, is really interesting, asking how much we can still gain from them and if things are really quite as we remember. Smart, insightful dialogue with some perfect uses of repetition.

Character Information

  • Moms
    late 40s, early 50s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    A single Gen X mother.
  • Dots
    17,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    A high-achieving Gen Z high school senior.