Six actors use text and period music to illuminate a little known US historical event when WWI veterans during the Great Depression marched on Washington to demand a bonus they were promised, but never received.
Isaac Rathbone is the author of Captain Ferguson’s School For Balloon Warfare (59E59 Theaters, UK Premiere at the 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 at the 14th Street Y Laba Theater).
Historical plays include: Undeclared History, 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 & Prodigal Father were selected as finalists for the Actor Theater of Louisville’s Heideman Award. Many of his plays are published by JAC Publishing and Promotions. He is a founding member of Oracle Theatre Inc. and a graduate of Hofstra University.
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The March of the Bonus Army [September 4, 2014]