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Wyatt Earp as The Gentleman Doc Holliday


The Gentleman Doc Holliday was written by Terry Earp, she collaborated with Karen-Holliday Tanner who is the closest living relative of Doc Holliday and author of the book; Doc Holliday - "A Family Portrait" Which the play is primarily, based on. Therefore, what you will hear in this play is truly the real story.
This is the of the West's most famous dentist and his journey from one who heals to one who kills. The setting is in a Denver Colorado jail cell, where Bat Masterson and Governor Frederick W. Pitkin have put Doc in protective custody for a few hours. This is after Doc and the Earp's have left Arizona for Colorado. Unfortunately, for Doc a few hours have turned into a few days. To say the least Doc is not very happy about this. Out of boredom and frustration, Doc begins bantering with the other prisoners. He is angry with the jailor, who is ignoring his needs. You the audience are the other prisoners.

Through out the play you will hear the story of the man who went from, as Doc likes to put it 'from one who heals to one who keals' (Kills).

Notes From The Playwright!
Often the truth and the fact of ones existence are not necessarily the same thing. The challenge of writing accurate historical drama is telling the truth about the characters while staying faithful to the facts. I wanted to show Doc as a real person who is so much more than their legends tend to portray. To this end, whenever possible, I have used Doc's own language in order to give audiences a clearer sense of who he really was.


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About Terry Earp
Terry Tafoya Earp is a Playwright/Producer/Actress who began her writing career in 1988 and has since written 38 plays and 2 documentaries, many of which have received both local and national recognition. In 1996 she wrote her first historical-based play "Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier" which won AriZoni award and has been performed 722 time throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The plays that Terry has written, and both Wyatt and Terry star in are, historical-based plays and are a part of the Tombstone Saga.
Since Terry’s accident she had 3 new plays published and produced and one documentary. Her play "Steve and Stevey” was turned in to a musical. Her latest endeavor is the documentary film "Before and After Quadriplegia”. It is centered on six Quadriplegics and how they have successfully reinvented themselves. The premier is scheduled for the fall of 2014, at the "Spinal Injury Association” "Empower Center"…
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