Amon Carter play to be produced by Hurst theater

Artisan Center Theater in Hurst is producing a world premiere play, AMON! The Ultimate Texan, written by journalist, Dave Lieber.

The play, which honors and celebrates the life and legacy of legendary Fort Worth civic booster and publisher Amon G. Carter, Sr. The play will run May 9-25, 2019 on their Second Stage Theater at 444 E. Pipeline Road in Hurst.

Founder and Executive Producer DeeAnn Blair made the decision to re-schedule You Can’t Take It With You, the play originally slated for this time slot, to a later date to be announced.

Richard Blair, Co-Founder and Executive Producer stated, “When we read Mr. Lieber’s play, we were stunned and transfixed at the humor, passion and visionary legacy of Amon G. Carter.”

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Veteran actor/director/teacher and Birdville ISD Schools Trustee Kelvin Dilks has been selected to play the role of MCarter. The play will be developed and directed by Connie Sanchez.

AMON! The Ultimate Texan by Dave Lieber will be in development until May 3, 2019 with private previews to various corporations and foundations May 6-8. The production will open for a limited engagement of 9 performances May 9-25, 2019. More details are available on the theater website (www. ArtisanCT.com).

Amon G. Carter, Sr. not only founded the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, he had direct historical connections to many major Tarrant County corporations including Lockheed Martin, Bell Flight, American Airlines, KXAS-TV NBC5, WBAP NewsTalk 820, General Motors and D/FW Airport. The foundation named in his honor has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to worthy causes throughout Texas and the world. His legacy is said to be a direct impact of trillions of dollars to the local economy over the past century.

Playwright Dave Lieber has worked as a Texas newspaper columnist for more than 25 years – first at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and now as “The Watchdog” columnist at The Dallas Morning News.