TV star John Amos ("Good Times," "Roots") will take his one-man show, "Halley's Comet," on a three-month national tour starting Jan. 14 in Waco, TX.
In the show, Amos plays an 87-year-old man who discourses on world wars and nuclear weapons, and how they threaten the beauty of the Earth -- all as he waits in a woodland glen for the coming of "the comet."
Amos nominated for the Emmy Award for his performance as the grown-up Kunte Kinte in the TV miniseries "Roots," is known for his run as James Evans on the sitcom "Good Times," and as Gordy on "the Mary Tyler Moore Show." His many TV and film appearances include NBC's "In the House," "Twilight Zone -- The Movie." Stage appearances include "Twelfth Night" at the New York Shakespeare Festival; "Norman, Is That You," for which he received an LA Drama Critics Award nomination; and Broadway's "Tough To Get Help."
"Halley's Comet" was performed previously in England. Here is the schedule of bookings for the U.S. tour:
Jan. 14: Waco Hippodrome, Waco, TX
Jan. 15: Okalossa-Walton College, Niceville, FL
Jan. 16: Opelika, AL
Jan 20: Kogar Center, Columbia, SC
Jan. 22: Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Jan. 31: Penn Stage University, University Park, PA
Feb. 3: California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
Feb. 5: Fox Theatre, Atlanta
Feb. 7: Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, MI
Feb. 8-10: Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI
Feb. 11: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Feb. 15-18: Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
Feb. 20: Toomb Auditorium, Vidalia, GA
Feb. 21: Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA
Feb. 22: Peace Center, Greenville, SC
Feb. 23: Ashville, NC
Feb. 29: Garden Stage Center, New London, CT
March 1: Rowan College, Glassboro, NJFor further information, contact those theatres, individually.