TOMBSTONE’S MAIN EVENT was an innovative, interactive theatrical experience beginning on the dusty streets of Tombstone, Arizona, and concluding with the now-legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in which three men died and four more became frontier folk heroes.
The show portrayed the events leading up to the shootout, and defines the entanglements– romantic and political– that brought about the bloody clash between the Earp and cowboy factions on October 26, 1881. Were there good guys? Bad guys? No. Only survivors.
THE MAIN EVENT ran year-round in Tombstone, and was conceived, written, and directed by Stephen Keith, who portrays the deadly dentist John Henry “Doc” Holliday, ally to the Earps and the prime instigator of this classic Old West shootout. Other actors involved in the production have (in the past) established themselves in theatrical, television, and film work ranging from a BBC documentary on the O.K. Corral gunfight to episodes of the hit series WILD WEST TECH.
The forty-five-minute show took place every day inside the historic O.K. Corral on Allen Street. Come early– you just might get a glimpse of Wyatt and Doc making their way along the boardwalk, or see Ike Clanton and Frank McLaury heading down to the O.K. Corral…