The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
by Lee Blessing
Full Length Play, Drama / 4m
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…
- Winner! 1979 National New Play Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 1900-1910
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: Pat Garrett's ranchouse, 20 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the Organ Mountains; 1908.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- 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.
- All Male