Hagins And Hill Present A Powerful Play At The New Fringe
C.A.G.E. Theatre Company will present - as part of the first fall season of the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC - THE LONG RAIL NORTH, written by award-winning playwright, Michael Hagins, and directed by former Planet Connections Artistic Director, Brock H. Hill.
THE LONG RAIL NORTH centers on Pvt. Thomas Morgan, a black union soldier, who must escape via train with a young southern white girl named Molly Barnes that he rescued from a plantation fire of a nearby Civil War battle. Exhausted, with limited resources and even fewer allies, Morgan (played by Xavier Rodney) continues traveling north getting Molly to safety - despite her racist view of him and his race. Regardless of his good intentions, both union and confederate forces pursue them.
Mr. Rodney is joined by Jordyn Morgan, Rich Wisneski, Anna M. Hogan, and Michael J. Whitten.
THE LONG RAIL NORTH is one of a select group of productions opening the new FringeHUB performance space at 685 Washington Street (corner of Charles Street), NYC. Performances are Saturday October 13th - 4:45 pm; Monday October 15th - 9:30 pm; Saturday October 20th - 7:00 pm; Tuesday October 23rd - 4:45 pm (Talkback directly following); Saturday October 27th - 12:15 pm. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org or www.thelongrailnorth.com
The C.A.G.E. (Classical Avant-Garde Experimental) Theatre of New York City begins its 14th season with this world premiere by founder, Michael Hagins. The company - dedicated to bringing classical works to modern audiences in new and fascinating ways have presented works including Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Swashbuckling Comedy! and A 1940's Comedy of Errors.
Stage Manager: Liza Penney; Technical Director: Melissa Farinelli; Costume Designer: Janet Mervin.
Michael Hagins (Playwright and Fight Director) is a NY award-winning playwright and 17 year veteran of New York indie theatre. As a veteran of multiple festivals throughout the world, Michael has helmed award-winning productions of Hit and Match, The Quest of the Hero!, Circe, The Renaissance Dueling Plays and Michael is Black. He has been the recipient for Outstanding Playwrighting, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Solo Show among other various awards for his cast and crew.
Brock H. Hill (Director) is a New York based director and arts administrator. He was recently the Producing Artistic Director of the Planet Connections Festivity and is the Artistic Director of the Altruistic Theatre Company. He is known for ensemble based, organic work. Selected projects include: Committed (14th St Y); The Baby Monitor (Playwrights for a Cause); Child's Play, Helvetica (Rising Sun, Planet Connections); Mistakes Madeline Made, Humans Anonymous (Tongue in Cheek Prod); Books on Tape (Tongue in Cheek, FringeNYC); Civilization! (Planet Connections Festivity); Choose Your Grown Adventure, Wardrobe of the Living Dead (Altruistic Theatre); Invoice (Leela Theatre Festival); And the Elements Spoke, In Transit (Articulate Theatre). For more information visit: Brockhhill.com