The Long Rail North (Soho Playhouse)
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The Long Rail North (Soho Playhouse)

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

(17 Reviews)
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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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989 Reviews | 346 Followers
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.

891 Reviews | 259 Followers
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you would enjoy a story of the south during the Civil War that takes on issues of race, privilege, slavery and lawlessness w/a twisting plot

Don't see it if bare bones staging and the constant roar of a moving train would irk you. Some of the dialog is lost with soft voices and the acting varies.

655 Reviews | 129 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if Civil war time, most take place on a train.

Don't see it if Some of the language is of civil war time. On stage is only two wood boxes. Read more

670 Reviews | 156 Followers
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

506 Reviews | 1000 Followers
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting

See it if An unexpected thought provoking work. Hope that it continues. Audience seemed to agree with us, Xavier Rodney and Anna Hogan were super.also

Don't see it if The set is minimal but at a larger site much can be added ???? I wondered why Private Morgan did not wear remains of his Northern uniform Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You like stories about the past in contemporary language. You enjoy plays about historical events.

Don't see it if You dislike an ironic tone and/or melodramatic plot twists. You don't want to heat any racial slurs, even in historical context.

285 Reviews | 32 Followers
Cliched, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in Civil War stories or the black experience

Don't see it if violence or racial epithets are triggers for you

261 Reviews | 46 Followers
Great acting, Disappointing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You want a study of racism with a journey with a likeable hero and a disgusting villain that at times is intense.

Don't see it if You mind historical issues, problematic casting and characters and long racist rants that don’t really move the plot. 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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