The Lightning Express

 

1876... President Grant is in the White House. America is about to celebrate its Centennial Anniversary. God is in the heavens, and all is right with the world. 

 

But not the Jarrett Players.

 

Will Kane, a wounded Civil War soldier, and assistant to the  impresario Henry Jarrett, dreams up a publicity stunt for the Shakespearean acting company to board a train named "The Lightning Express" and race across the United States to put on "Henry V" in San Francisco.  

 

The stakes are high, and while many want it to succeed, some are determined to see it fail for reasons that reach far beyond the theater, into the shadows of Wall Street robber barons -- and the even deeper shadows of the White House.

 

Inspired by a true story, "All aboard" for a non-stop ride with an unexpected finish.