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Wyatt Earp A Life on The Frontier

Wyatt Earp Contemporary Image

The Tombstone Saga is a series of six historic Bio-Dramas that started with the first play written in 1996, Wyatt Earp A Life on The Frontier. It was originally written for the actor Hugh O' Brian who starred in the television series "Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp." Mr. O' Brian had other commitments and the starring role was turned over to Wyatt Earp, who is the Great Grandnephew of the historic figure.

Since then, Wyatt's wife Terry Tafoya Earp has written five more plays, the last one being Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Earp - The Sunset Years written in 2006 just before her near fatal accident from a red light runner in Phoenix. The shows first performance was scheduled for May 2008 at Schieffelin Hall in Tombstone, Arizona, a very fitting location for the first performance of this play.
In mid 2012 Terry Tafoya Earp finished her play "Lark A Cowboy Women's Ride". A cowboy woman relives her adventures in Arizona ranching over the years of her life. She runs cattle, bear hunting expeditions in Alaska and fights to prevent cultural extinction. The play, written by Terry and based on her 2004 documentary film titled "We Killed Our Own Snakes" has been performed multiple times throughout Arizona with fantastic reviews.

Wyatt has been portraying his famous relative in his one-man play called "Wyatt Earp: A Life on The Frontier" since 1996 which won an AriZoni award and has over 1020 performances to date. It was written by his wife Terry Tafoya Earp who is an award-winning Arizona playwright. The play has been performed through out the United States, Canada, and Europe along with many performances aboard cruise ships. In November 2000 Wyatt performed for the American Studies Program at the University in Budapest, Hungary which was attended by the Cultural Attache'.

In 1998 Wyatt began performing a second one-man play, "The Gentleman Doc Holliday", which is based on the book "Doc Holliday - A Family Portrait" written by Karen Holliday Tanner, who was the closest living relative of Doc Holliday, Therefore, what you will hear in this play is truly the real story.

About Terry Tafoya Earp
Terry Tafoya Earp was 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 historically based play "Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier" which won AriZoni award and has been performed over 1040 times as of this date throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The plays that Terry has written, are historically based plays and are a part of the Tombstone Saga.

Since Terry's accident she had three new plays published and produced and one documentary film. Her play "Steve and Stevey" was turned in to a musical. Her latest endeavor was the documentary film "Before and After Quadriplegia". It is centered on six quadriplegics and how they successfully reinvented themselves. Terry Tafoya Earp passed away February of 2019. She is missed by so many people.

The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp, Photos and Music

The music used in this photo/audio presentation is from "The Life and Times of Wyatt Earp. It debut in the fall of 1955 and went on to become the #1 top rated show in the world. It remained one of the top 5 shows of prime time during it's 7 year run. The music was performed by Hugh O' Brian. In fact, Terry Earp's play, Wyatt Earp - A Life on The Frontier was originally written for Mr. O' Brian. Personal commitments with his organization: "Hugh O' Brian Youth Leadership", kept him busy and the roll was handed over to Wyatt Earp. The rest is history with over a 1000 performances world wide. The photos that accompany the music, are selected stills from the six bio-drama's that make up "The Tombstone Saga...