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CABS – Andrew Ridker
10 December 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The death of family matriarch, Francine, disrupts the precarious bonds between her children and her husband, Arthur, whose life has reached a breaking point. Unable to continue making payments on the mortgage of the family home, Arthur writes his millennial children, Ethan and Maggie, inviting them back to St. Louis. Arthur’s connection with his kids has always been strained. His invitation unleashes a flurry of lifelong resentment, pain, and (maybe) a little pity, as both children are struggling to reckon with the loss of their mother, the disappointment of their father, and the unexpected inheritance Francine left for them. With a dark, funny tone, The Altruists explores the friction between the baby boomers who resent the “entitlement” of younger generations, and millennials disenchanted by an American dream.