Spend Your Kids' Inheritance by Catherine Frid
Written with Frank Horvat.
Piano and Vocal score available separately here.
Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance is a reverse coming-of-age musical comedy-drama about four seniors who plot to regain control of their finances and escape the Alpine Retirement Home.
A newcomer at the Home upsets the status quo, unleashing repressed desires and igniting conflict between staff and residents and their adult children. These struggles, and their dreams for their futures, create a bond between four of the Home’s residents – Claire, Alice, Hal and Nelly. They embark on a journey that forces them to wrestle with the power of choice and its consequences, and that challenges stereotypes about age, love, family, friendship … and freedom.
Keywords: musical, comedy-drama, seniors, aging, LGBT, friendship, family, love, sandwich generation, independence
Produced by Watercourse Theatre, Toronto ON, July 2019
Run time: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Musical
Cast size: 15 actors
Male roles: 6
Female roles: 9
Musician roles: 1
Casting note: The four lead roles are characters of the age of 60.
With doubling, Spend Your Kids' Inheritance can be performed by 8 actors (5F, 3M).
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