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The Rupture is about the crazy times we live in: current history. As well, it is about the tenth anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre and the gruesome carnage that is being planned in celebration of that incident; what was then the unimaginable mass murder which occurred on April 20, 1999. In this respect, it is also about the making of a monster.

The story follows the lives of two families, the Mendez and the Phylers, from 1957 through 2009. Over the course of these 52 years their lives will occasionally intersect as they experience the progression of American culture from differing perspectives. They will witness 1950s affluence, the Free Speech Movement, the Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, the Civil Rights Movement, Wars and war protests, 9-11, Gay Rights, the struggle for Gender equality, space exploration and unimaginable technological advancements, love and hate, and the perils of those fluctuating tides and economic oscillations. They will witness the best and worst inclinations of their species until they collide and intertwine on that fateful day, April 20, 2009.