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AMON! in final weekend at Scott Theatre

AMON!is in its final weekend at the Scott Theatre.

AMON! The Ultimate Texan about Fort Worth’s founding father Amon G. Carter Sr. will be performed in the W.E. Scott Theatre, 3505 West Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 76107-2503. The Scott is next to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in the city’s Cultural District.

The play dates are Sept. 27-28.

“We’re calling this the ‘Let’s Bring Amon Home’ project,” play producer Rick Blair of Artisan Productions says.

The play, written by newspaper columnist Dave Lieber of The Dallas Morning News, stars Kelvin Dilks as Amon. Directed by Connie Sanchez, the new play had its world debut with 17 shows in 17 days at Artisan’s Hurst theater in May. Tickets were hard to come by, even after the show expanded from its original schedule of eight shows.

“This play earned its way downtown,” producer Blair says. “I am overwhelmed with comments from patrons begging us to carry this story forward. Never in our history have we seen such an outpouring of love and passion for a show.”

He added, “We are most excited to have Lockheed Martin as a title sponsor, showing its commitment to the legacy of economic development exemplified by Mr. Carter.”

Carter was a media tycoon unlike most. He ruled his town for a 50-year run. His holdings included the local newspaper, the Star-Telegram, as well as the region’s largest radio station (WBAP-AM), the first TV station, now KXAS/NBC5, and an oil strike that all these years later keeps on giving.

But Carter didn’t put himself first. He cared about Fort Worth and Texas, and spent his life working to make both better. Carter is credited with luring a trillion dollars’ worth of business to his town.

Playwright Lieber says, “I think he was our Alexander Hamilton, our most consequential figure who’s been forgotten. No other city has an Amon Carter.”

Lieber added, “The play is a point of pride for Texans. And it’ll change the way you think about Texas.”

The Scott Theatre is a 468-seat facility operated by the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

For more information, visit https://amonplay.com/ or Call: 817-284-1200 for reservations

For more about the play:

http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/briefs/amon-fort-worth-s-first-citizen-hits-the-stage/article_cfa19e8e-733a-11e9-8e91-0b7cf250c91d.html

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