Amos to perform ‘Halley’s Comet’ in SOMA

John Amos

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acclaimed actor John Amos is bringing his talents to the stage in Maplewood to support the Black Parents Workshop and the MapSO Freedom School, two partner organizations that advocate for the academic success of Black students in South Orange and Maplewood. Amos is performing his one-man play “Halley’s Comet” on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road. Following the show, there will be a meet and greet with Amos.

Admission to the show is charged; an additional fee applies to those staying for the meet and greet. The public can purchase tickets at, at the event, or by calling Tracy at 718-614-6755 or Michelle at 850-264-6693.

Amos is noted for his signature roles in the landmark television series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and his iconic roles in “Good Times” and the historic made-for-television miniseries “Roots.” He has also had cinematic roles in “Coming to America,” “Let’s Do it Again” and “Dr. Doolittle 3,” among many character portrayals on the silver screen. “Halley’s Comet” is the story of a black man’s relationship with the famed comet and how its appearances framed his life experiences.