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Demented and Sad

But social


“So,” says Andrew, “what do they do to you?” The "they" he means are Allison’s parents, and her answer is succinct: “They ignore me!” Yeah, kids, it’s The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes teen epic that reminds us that it sucks to be in high school, whether you’re a brain, a burnout, a freak, a jock, or a popular girl. The Breakfast Club is a timeless film that feels like a play since there are only seven characters (don’t forget Sox-loving Carl the custodian) and really one set (the library) to go with the character-driven dialogue. The Marble Stage Theatre Company performs the stage adaptation of The Breakfast Club at Bayless High School (4530 Weber Road, Affton) — what poetic symmetry. It’s the perfect angsty antidote to the High School Musical nonsense sweeping the nation. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (April 3 through 6), so go ahead and grab some wood, bub. Tickets are $10. For more information call 314-732-4003 or visit
April 3-6, 2008