|The River Niger|
|Written by||Joseph A. Walker|
|Date premiered||05 December 1972|
|Place premiered||Negro Ensemble Company|
St. Mark's Playhouse
New York City
|Subject||a son returns home not the hero and militant anticipated|
|Setting||Harlem, New York, present day|
The River Niger is a play by American playwright Joseph A. Walker, first performed by New York City's Negro Ensemble Company off-Broadway in 1972. The production made its Broadway debut with a transfer to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 27 March 1973 for a run of 162 performances.
Main article: The River Niger (film)
The play was adapted by Walker for film in 1976, directed by Krishna Shah starring Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones.