SUNDOWN is a Musical about the legend of Doc Holliday. When eight men faced off on a dusty street in Tombstone, Arizona, 1881, they had no idea that their fight would launch them into legend. The Gunfight at the OK Corral lasted less than sixty seconds. But those fleeting moments grew rapidly into an American myth, one that informs our national character to this day.
SUNDOWN explores the myth and the men who unwittingly formed it: the Earps, the Clantons, the McLaurys, and the unlikely outlaw known as Doc Holliday. These larger than life figures play a part in one of the most compelling legends of the American West — the Gunfight at the OK Corral.
SUNDOWN takes another look, however, at the legend in a musical that’s filled with poignancy and humor. Here, Doc Holliday is seen as a modern man struggling to reform but making all the wrong choices. Then, just when he finds the one good thing in his life, an intriguing woman known as Cattle Kate, he discovers that time has run out and, perhaps, his fate had long ago been sealed. Still, SUNDOWN explores and reveals the redemptive qualities inherent in human nature.
SUNDOWN, the musical, was developed in workshops at ASCAP and the York Theatre in Manhattan and received it’s world premier at Lyric Stage in Texas.