by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series

HUNTINGTON, WV- Molly Ringwald revisits the club at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 21 @ 3 p.m. Don’t miss the 30th anniversary screening of everyone’s favorite coming of age dramedy, The Breakfast Club.  Molly Ringwald will be live on stage to share behind the scenes that you’ve never heard before and you can ask her your burning question during the audience Q & A.

John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade, including Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Anthony Michael Hall.

Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library, are Claire, the princess; Andrew, the jock; John, the criminal; Brian, the brain; and Allison, the basket case. These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with their villainous principal, and they realize they have more in common than they may think. 


Whether you’re a Brain, Athlete, Basket Case, Criminal, or Princess, longtime fans and new audiences alike can celebrate the return of this iconic film to the big screen. Detention has never been more fun, especially when one is getting the inside scoop from Molly Ringwald!


Molly Ringwald’s diverse career has included movies (Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles), Broadway (Enchanted April, Cabaret), music (jazz recording Except Sometimes), and writing (When It Happens To You, Getting The Pretty Back). The Breakfast Club is known as the “quintessential 1980s film” and is considered as one of the best films of the decade. The film was ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Best High School Movies. Molly Ringwald was ranked #1 on VH-1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.


General admission tickets are $40.45. To get tickets to get the scoop from Molly herself contact the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656. Or order tickets online at You may also visit our box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Marshall University campus.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.