38.3 F
Fort Worth
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Culture Amon Carter play to be produced by Hurst theater

Amon Carter play to be produced by Hurst theater

Other News

Book celebrates defunct newspaper on anniversary of demise

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Vindicator in Youngstown, a 150-year-old paper that shut down last year because of...

D Magazine founder Wick Allison dies

D Magazine founder and longtime publisher Wick Allison died Sept. 1 after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to a story in...

Fortress Festival team launching Fort Worth-based creative agency

The team behind Fortress Festival is launching Fortress Creative, a new full-service creative agency focused on serving brands and local businesses.

Local agencies take home national honors at AAF program

Balcom Agency wins five silver awards Balcom Agency, a Fort Worth agency founded in...

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.”

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.

Latest News

Robert Francis: From politics to chicken to pickles

Don’t know about you, but you would think with all our technological savvy, the ubiquitous “they” could figure out a way for...

Theatre Wesleyan presents Portraits In Black

Portraits In Black, a collection of scenes and monologues on the Black experience by Gus Edwards, will conclude...

Dickies partners with artist on ‘Vote’ mural

Fort Worth-based workwear brand Dickies, a longtime member of the Near Southside, is supporting the local ARTober initiative by partnering with local artist Mariell...

What says the holiday season like a KFC Firelog?

This holiday season may be a little less festive what with social distancing and all, but at least one “tradition” will return...

What to Do: Up Against the Wall, the ‘Boys and accountants in capes

When I graduated from Paschal in 1973, I started off at then-Tarrant County Junior College (now Tarrant County College), but I hung...