Northumberland Regional High School Students are about to bring back an ’80s classic and give it new life as they perform The Breakfast Club.
Students from Northumberland Regional High School are going to be performing The Breakfast Club this Friday and Saturday. Pictured in front is Miranda Bowron. Middle from left are: London Silver, NH Dlamini and Nic Stewart. In back is Aldo Orsi. SUBMITTED – ART PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY
Students have been preparing for weeks on the play and their work will be put to the test this weekend as they perform on Friday and Saturday night. Curtain drops at 7 p.m.
Andrea Wadman is directing the play and said the students are looking forward to the performance.
“The Breakfast Club is such an iconic piece of pop culture, we’re hoping the title will kind of draw a crowd.”
She said about 10 cast members were involved in the production, but lots of work was required for the behind the scenes work as well including stage crew, light and sound.
“Even a small production takes a lot of bodies to pull off,” she said.
While the movie bearing the name predates all of the actors in it by years, Wadman said the students were able to connect with the storyline and contributed their own ideas to make it work for them.
“The kids put a lot of work and a lot of effort into it,” she said. “They’re very pleased with their interpretation of this film. It comes from the ’80s, but it’s not dated at all. The themes and the ideas and the problems that are associated with it are still relevant and they still resonate today with youth. They can identify with it.”
Wadman said it’s great for students to be able to take part in something like this for a number of reasons.
“I think communication skills are huge and they gain a lot of confidence.”
The students take a lot of pride in their work and are enthusiastic about it.
“They’re working very closely together several times a week,” she said. “They’ve really kind of built a community among themselves. They’re quite a close-knit group. They’re very supportive of each other and they’re very encouraging. It’s nice to have that. Sometimes we don’t always feel that out in the real world.”
Tickets will be sold at the door. Cost is $10, $6 for seniors and students.