Hot Shot

Few Arizona legends are as celebrated as the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The historic shootout between Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and three pistol-packing outlaws outside of a Tombstone lodging house back in 1861 may have only lasted a mere 30 seconds, but the tale of that fateful day has survived for 150 years.

Few Arizona legends are as celebrated as the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The historic shootout between Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and three pistol-packing outlaws outside of a Tombstone lodging house back in 1861 may have only lasted a mere 30 seconds, but the tale of that fateful day has survived for 150 years.

One of the better retellings of this Wild West epic comes from local actor Wyatt Earp. The 62-year-old Valley resident and great-grandnephew of the famous lawman recounts the legendary showdown in his one-man play, Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier. Penned by his wife, noted playwright Terry Tafoya Earp, the award-winning production covers his infamous elder’s history of prospecting for gold across Old West and Alaska, as well as his time in Tombstone.


Tue., June 21, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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