BIG NEWS to all my friends. The debut of my AMON! The Ultimate Texan in a public theater in Fort Worth happens Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28 at the Scott Theatre.

Previously, the play enjoyed a successful 17-show run at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst.

The Amon Carter play and its companion book are about the legend who ruled Fort Worth for half a century. This Amon Carter play is my love letter to Fort Worth and all of Texas.

Watch our spectacular drone video here.

Read what audiences say here.

Read what the press says about our play here.

Tickets on sale here.

   In the first half of the 20th century, Amon G. Carter Sr. was one of the most powerful businessmen in the great state of Texas. As owner of the state’s largest newspaper – the Fort Worth Star-Telegram – he created the state’s first radio station WBAP (1922) and first television station WBAP-TV (1948).

   Flashy, often impulsive and with only an eighth-grade education, he lured a trillion dollars’ worth of business to his beloved state. He worked to improve living conditions for everyone.

   In this Amon Carter play — and book of the same name — Amon tells his story, which is also a story about the growth of Texas.

Former Star-Telegram columnist O.K. Carter says: “It is difficult to find any person, in any city, anywhere, that has had an impact on a community as much as Amon Carter did. Even though he's not there, he was there.”

Dave Lieber working on AMON! The Ultimate Texan — a new play and also Dave's eighth book.
Kelvin Dilks is a legendary Birdville ISD drama teacher who now directs and acts. In his free time, he's also a Birdville ISD school board member. Here he's testing costumes to perform as Amon Carter. (Photo by Alan D. Smith)

“Amon Carter really is our Alexander Hamilton. He’s our consequential figure that we’ve forgotten who he is and what he did for us. “

  — Dave Lieber

Tickets on sale here.

The big banner is ready to go up at Artisan Theater Center.
The REAL Amon Carter in 1949.
(Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram archives at University of Texas at Arlington Library Special Collections.)

Tickets on sale here.

Look for Dave Lieber's new book based on the Amon Carter play at the theater and at Dave Lieber's online store here.