BIG NEWS to all my friends. Today the curtain goes up on my newest writing project, an Amon Carter play about Amon G. Carter called AMON! The Ultimate Texan. The play’s world premiere is set for May 9.
The Amon Carter play and its companion book are about the legend who ruled Fort Worth for half a century. The play starts its run May 9-25, 2019 at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst. This Amon Carter play is my love letter to Fort Worth and all of Texas.
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.”
“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
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