Amos' 'Comet' hits Invisible Theatre:
Patty Machelor | Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012

This time around, Tucsonans can see Hollywood star and philanthropist John Amos perform his sometimes comical, sometimes heartbreaking one-man show, "Halley's Comet."

Amos, 72, has been taking "Halley's Comet" to theaters across the United States and abroad for nearly two decades.
This is his first Tucson performance, courtesy of Invisible Theatre.
The story is that of an 86-year-old man who returns to the same spot where he first watched Halley's Comet 75 years earlier, perched on his father's shoulders.
The two-hour play takes the audience from the turn of the century to modern times, as "Old Man" remembers and relives parts of his life, including his childhood dreams, the advent of fast food, the civil rights era and battle scenes in the Pacific.

Read more:

• What: Halley's Comet, starring John Amos.
• Presented by: Invisible Theatre.
• When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
• Where: The Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.
• Cost: $42.
• Reservations/information: 882-9721 or
• What: K.C. Amos and John Amos discuss K.C. Amos' Montford Point Marines documentary, "Their Stories, Their Voices."
• When: 9:45 a.m. Friday.
• Where: Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N. Second Ave.
• Cost: Free.
• Reservations/information: Seating is limited. Call 882-9721 for reservations.
You might remember him as the adult-aged Kunta Kinte in the television mini-series, "Roots," or perhaps playing James Evans on the hit sitcom, "Good Times."

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