The Long Rail North (Soho Playhouse)
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The Long Rail North (Soho Playhouse)
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The Long Rail North (Soho Playhouse) NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
47%
Mixed
47%
Negative
6%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the Show

“The Long Rail North” is the story of Private Thomas Morgan, a Black Union soldier who must escape by train with Molly, a 12 year old Southern White girl who he rescued from a plantation fire.

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Member Reviews (17)

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50
Earnest, Amateurish, Weak script, Disappointing, Little historical value

See it if you're fascinated by everything re: the Civil War and are forgiving of deep script flaws (characters, plot, message). Inconsistent acting.

Don't see it if you expect polished theater in NYC. This is not even close.

78
Clear, Uneven, Powerful, Contrived, Thoughtful

See it if you would like to see a play about slavery in the US that is also something of a thriller.

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for plot contrivances, even when skillfully deployed. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
October 15th, 2018
For a previous production

“A Civil War story in which people care for others in a way that transcends political and other allegiances...The action of this play exists in a space where people from different sides of this polarizing conflict can have mind-altering conversations...This play turns the typical heroic melodrama on its head...Hill’s direction rules this spare theater space, filling it with a truly unique, modern sensibility that many of the characters are unable to comprehend.”
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