Bender and Brian

Trish Harnetiaux/Knud Adams

at The Parlour

Jan 22 @ 7pm

Jan 23 @ 3pm

by Trish Harnetiaux

Directed by Knud Adams

with Ikechukwu Ufomadu and Jacob A. Ware

Not many know the true story of Bender and Brian. Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall were not the first actors cast in John Hughes’ iconic movie The Breakfast Club. Initially, two other actors played the roles, but were fired after an altercation that occurred while filming the scene when they go to take their jackets off at the same time. This pivotal day was, well, pivotal for our original Bender and Brian, as they went on to live their lives together. This is their story.    

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and producers Charles and Candace Wait.

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