Originally performed by the Negro Ensemble Company and winner of the Obie and later the Tony Award as Best Play of the season, The River Niger is a surging drama about a Harlem family whose son returns from the Air Force not the hero anticipated. His association with a militant group abroad has been infiltrated by a police informer who brings the unrest of South Africa to their door.
"A drama of considerable power." - New York Post
"Leaves you with the impression that you've been inside a real, living situation, in which real people struggle, hope, win, lose, die and live. The best American play of the season! Brooding, compassionate and luminous." - Bergen Record