Forget About Me (The Breakfast Club Play)

Gen X Moms and her high-achieving, high school senior Dots spend a night together at home. 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.
  • 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.
  • Claudia Haas:
    24 Jan. 2021
    There have been landmines for teens and their parents throughout the ages. In Hansen’s two-hander, a mother and daughter explore these landmines and some cold, hard truths - and that truth is a landmine in itself. The banter is fast and furious but take your time in the read. Forget About Me contains a multitude of thought-provoking themes - each worthy of consideration. As I read it, I saw it - it would be riveting onstage.

Character Information

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

Development History

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    Purple Rose Theatre Company
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    2022