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X-Mas Marks the Spot by Isaac Rathbone

ISBN #1-60513-142-3
JAC #2011-0046


  • CYNTHIA: A woman in her early 50s. She wears a Christmas sweater and “comfort pants” as she blissfully remains busy during the holidays.
  • BOB: A man in his early 50’s. His “gay apparel” is a bathrobe and flannel pajamas. He enjoys his own routine, and does not like to stray from it.
  • HELEN: Cynthia & Bob's college-aged daughter. She is also in pajamas. She is a sensitive woman, who feels her mother is going to push her off the edge this holiday season.

A daughter has finally had enough of her over-bearing mother, as they prepare for the holiday season. The husband (and father) must mediate the meltdown between the two.

The Setting
Bob and Cynthia's kitchen. A table and three chairs sit at center. A counter sits upstage, along with some cabinets. The bathroom door is at stage left.

Isaac RathboneAbout this Playwright

ISAAC RATHBONE's plays have been seen throughout the City and State of New York, Boston, Providence, Nebraska, Ohio, Minnesota, Alaska, and Southern California. Credits include Captain Ferguson’s School For Balloon Warfare (59E59 Theaters & Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Breakfast For Dinner (NYC Fringe Festival & Last Frontier Theater Conference), The System (Kraine Theatre), There’s Always A Band (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Lab & Great Plains Theater Conference), Jon Katsberg (Sam French Festival), Nice Paper (Teatro Iati), Bensonhurst (BoCoCa Arts Festival), Finnegan’s Wake (Triskelion Arts Center), Welcome Back, Lloyd (Harvest Festival NYC). Historical plays include: Undeclared History and The Bonus Army (Both commissioned by Hofstra University), Little Eva (Greater Milford Historical Association) and Violet to Ruth Ann (National Baseball Hall Of Fame). He has been a featured expert on Investigation Discovery’s “Deadly Women” series. His two ten-minute plays The Guests At Table 11 and Prodigal Father were selected as finalists for the Actor Theater of Louisville’s Heideman Award. He is a founding member of Oracle Theatre Inc. and a graduate of Hofstra University. For more information, visit www.isaacrathbone.com.

Don't miss Rathbone's short plays Death and Motor Vehicles, Breakfast for Dinner, Hold the Bus and The Guests at Table 11!


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