72 Miles to Go...
72 Miles to Go...

72 Miles to Go... NYC Reviews and Tickets

(97 Reviews)
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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Absorbing, Great acting

About the Show

This premiere from Juilliard playwright Hilary Bettis (“The Americans”) follows a splintered family over 10 years of strength, struggle and love, as they face the profoundly personal drama of immigration.

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Member Reviews (97)

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76 Reviews | 4 Followers
Banal, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant

See it if Want to see a firsthand depiction of the story of many Americans, as well as immigrants in general, separated by borders and laws

Don't see it if Want a plot-driven show; want more nuanced, clever writing; don't like discussions of illegal immigration and the moral ambiguity

77 Reviews | 18 Followers
Mediocre show, Good topic

See it if you want the intimate effects the US's immigration process has on a family unit

Don't see it if you dont like family drama plays

139 Reviews | 12 Followers
Banal, Disappointing

See it if You like theater that reflects events and issues the country is currently dealing with.

Don't see it if You like theater that is escapism and draw less from current affairs. Read more

421 Reviews | 73 Followers
Slow, Ambitious

See it if a story which puts a FACE on the whole immigration situation our country is grappling with interests you.

Don't see it if you have ever attended a TRUMP Rally, every shouted the phrase of SEND THEM BACK where they came from, or you are a white nationalist.

203 Reviews | 35 Followers
Bad writing and direction, Slow, Relevant, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a play about issues that are relevant to the country.

Don't see it if there are much better shows doing what this play, aims to do.

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy movie of the week type theater. It was funny and thought provoking with relevant subject matter but more for the masses.

Don't see it if You like to be challenged and enjoy edgy, smart theater.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Awful, Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you believe the military turns boys into assholes rather than heroes, and that teaching your teenage daughter to drive while drunk is good.

Don't see it if You’re military or support the military and love America or if you believe in attaining citizenship through the proper channels.

518 Reviews | 270 Followers
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a powerful & compelling dram on an American family & how they are impacted by the current US immigration policy.

Don't see it if You want a fun musical or comedy, this is not your show. Read more

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
March 10th, 2020

"A Crisis of Borders in ‘72 Miles to Go…’: In Hilary Bettis’s play, a family separated by deportation wants to live regular American lives but discovers how mercilessly difficult that is.
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Time Out New York
March 10th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "A frequent writer for television, Bettis uses sitcom conventions to humanize the plight of undocumented immigrants and their loved ones, couching an urgent and eye-opening endeavor in a form optimized for familiar consumption."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 12th, 2020

"Bettis can write encounters with real power. but the show’s rhythms don’t rise and fall, they just march doggedly forward. This episodic structure might shine in another production — heck, it might shine in Bonney’s version, just later in the run, when the components have had a chance to jell."
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March 10th, 2020

"Our Southern Border Separates an American Family in '72 Miles to Go...': In this world premiere, playwright Hilary Bettis dramatizes a heartbreaking case of so close, yet so far away."
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Talkin' Broadway
March 10th, 2020

"Jo Bonney directs in a straightforward, naturalistic mode suitable to the material, and by the devastating final exchange between Anita and Christian, you may be a little teary. This isn't the most exciting new play of the season, but it's one of the most humane."
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New York Stage Review
March 10th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Hilary Bettis handles the United States immigrant policies and their effects on families with sensitive understanding."
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New York Stage Review
March 10th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "A well-meaning and generally absorbing new play, focusing on the struggles of a Latin-American family living in Tucson, Arizona."
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Theater News Online
March 10th, 2020

"DREAMERS IN A DARK NIGHT: This is a timely new play from a promising writer, with a fine, committed cast."
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