Community Education Center, Meeting House Theater, 3500 Lancaster Ave - 19104 - Philadelphia - United States
"I Am The River Niger... Hear My Waters..."
First World Theatre Ensemble and Kaged Tiger Productions Present Tony Award Winning
THE RIVER NIGER
written by Joseph A. Walker
directed by Deb DeCastro Braak
May 14 - 24, 2015
NOTE: OPENING NIGHT (5/15) IS SOLD OUT
“...naively 'romantic,' emotionally stirring… Through its rough naturalism there runs a vein of authentic poetry…” -director-critic Harold Clurman.
A son's homecoming has him making the difficult transition into adulthood in which he must confront his father who is experiencing his own crisis and transition as he tries to make a success of his own failures and accept of his wife's transition and son's independence. Can the love of a family overcome a lifetime of pain?
**PREVIEW: 5/14 @7:30p || TALKBACK SUNDAY 5/17 @2p || Fri & Sat 8p; Sun 2p**
Become immersed in this journey of affirmation. Intimate internal struggles paralleled by social struggles emotionally engage you in this Tony Award winning drama is unveiled through some of Philadelphia's best talent! ** Ron Lee Jones, Zuhairah McGill, Jaron Battle, Damien J Wallace, Wilma Shakesnider, Morgan Chare'ce, Keith Illidge Mark Johnson, Nayeia Jackson, Marc Jean, and James Mercerr**
The River Niger is a three-act play that was originally produced Off-Broadway in 1972 by the Negro Ensemble Company and won an Obie Award before being transferred to Broadway and winning a Tony Award in 1974.
Group, Senior, and Student Rates Available
TICKETS $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Seniors $18 in advance; $20 at the door
Students $15 in advance; $18 at the door (must show ID)
Thur 5/14 Industry Preview Night 7:30p - $10
Fri 5/15 Opening & Press Night 8p SOLD OUT
Sat 5/16 8p https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9982430
Sun 5/17 Talk Back Sunday 2p https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9982431
Fri 5/22 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9982432
Sat 5/23 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9993052
Sun 5/24 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9982434