The River Niger

by  Joseph A. Walker

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 4f

"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! Broodin…

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The River Niger

by  Joseph A. Walker

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    9m, 4f

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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.
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"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

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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9m, 4f
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  • Multicultural casting

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Joseph A. Walker

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