New Play about Ross Perot Sr. set for world debut

COPPELL, Texas – Ross Perot Sr. is coming back to life! Sort of.

The world premiere of Dallas Morning News Watchdog columnist Dave Lieber’s newest play – PEROT! American Patriot – Is set for nine shows in February at the Coppell Arts Center. Opening night is Feb. 11, 2022.

Theatre Coppell is producing the play in the city’s new $22 million arts center. Founder Wheelice Wilson Jr. is directing in the theater at the center named after him.

Lieber’s previous play – AMON! The Ultimate Texan – about Amon “Mr. Fort Worth” Carter was a hit and played 36 shows in six Texas cities before shutting down because of the pandemic.

In the new play, the Perot actor tells his remarkable story of how he started from scratch to build a family fortune estimated at $7.4 billion. But the emphasis is not on money, but on the family’s values and how love, business smarts and philanthropy were passed down from one generation to the next.

Nine shows are scheduled: Feb. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27.


The play also has a companion book authored by Lieber – SEARCHING FOR PEROT: My Journey to Discover Texas Top Family. It’s the first Perot biography in 25 years.

The play/book website is

Watch our brief trailer video here.