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Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, The

Lee Blessing

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m

ISBN: 9780573640278

Winner! 1979 National New Play Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Set in a one room shack out west at the turn of the last century, this at times funny and at times chilling play concerns Pat Garrett, the man who shot Billy the Kid. Now, many years after the famous deed, Garrett lives alone with his memories. Enter…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - Pat Garrett's ranchouse, 20 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the Organ Mountains; 1908. 

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Interior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play

Winner! 1979 National New Play Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Set in a one room shack out west at the turn of the last century, this at times funny and at times chilling play concerns Pat Garrett, the man who shot Billy the Kid. Now, many years after the famous deed, Garrett lives alone with his memories. Enter the man who wrote the dime novel that immortalized Billy and Garrett. He brings with him a man who he claims is the real Billy the Kid, now middle aged and very much alive. Is this man Billy the Kid? And, if he is then who is Pat Garrett?
Characters

CASTING

4m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

PAT F. GARRETT- 57, rancher, ex-sheriff, the man who killed Billy the Kid. 

ASHMON UPSON- in his 70s, frontier journalist, ghost writer of Garrett's book, The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid. 

JIM P. MILLER- in his late 20s, rancher, methodist deacon, hired killer. 

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Lee Blessing

Lee Blessing

Lee Blessing's play's include: A Walk In The Woods (Broadway and London's West End), Going to St. Ives, (Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Best Play, Obie for ensemble performance); Thief River (Drama Desk nomination, Best Play); Cobb (Drama Desk award, best ensemble); Chesapeake, Eleemosynary,Down The Road, The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, and Cold Water. In the 1992-93 Signature Theatre season: ... view full profile

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