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AMON! The Ultimate Texan is the story of one of the most amazing Texans whoever lived. Born in a log cabin and with only an eighth grade education, Amon G. Carter Sr. became Texas’ most powerful media overlord. Presidents put up with him because he owned the largest newspaper, radio and television station in Texas. He had a big heart, but a bigger sense for business and for the future. He was one of a kind and this play – and its companion book – by popular newspaper columnist Dave Lieber bring the story of this remarkable Texan back to life.  

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)

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
 
This is Dave Lieber’s Citizen Kane
— Rick Blair, Artisan Center Theater

 

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