TV vet John Amos ("Good Times," "Roots") teams with playwright Dan Owens for a free concert reading of the new play, Lindstrom and Matombi, at the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, March 12 and 13.
Part of a continuing series of new plays in development, Lindstrom and Matombi focuses on the interaction between Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lindstrom, who's part of the UN peacekeeping force in Angola, and General Isaac Ernesto Motambi, leader of a small Angolan opposition army.
Owens, whose work has been performed Off-Broadway and regionally, has received the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts New American Plays Award and the Rockefeller Grant for Playwriting. A resident of Seattle, he'll be flying in for the readings and the post-play discussions between audience members and the playwright and director.
Lindstrom and Matombi performances are at 33 Green Village Rd., Madison, N.J. For reservations, call (973) 514-1787, ext. 31.
-- by Diane Snyder