By Billy Reardon ‘23

The Brother Rice Underground Drama Club took the stage for an original live performance of John Hughes’s 1980s classic, “The Breakfast Club.” The play took place in the Carmody Center. The play was about five high school students from different walks of life enduring a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal.

Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently, and when the day ends, they question whether the school will ever be the same.

Many students, faculty, and parents attended the play, and students received extra credit for attending. Many students recall that the play was really entertaining because it was a rated R film.

Junior Hunter Tempel said, “It was an extremely captivating story with phenomenal acting that really moved me. There was some good 80’s music, too.”

Ms. Foertsch was in charge of the play this year and Mr. Rolence assisted her throughout the play and preparation.

Ms. Foertsch said, “The show exceeded all of our expectations. For the first time in many years, we have a group of kids who don’t have much experience and have never had more than a couple of lines in a show before. It was definitely nerve wracking at the beginning, but this group put in 110% of themselves into the show. We had been working on this since October, and in the weeks leading up to the show, they were putting in 7 hour days to make it the best possible. They blew everyone out of the water, and it was incredible to see how much the audience enjoyed it. Most of all, it was great to see students of all ages and social groups come together and form a special bond. They are already putting together ideas for next year!”