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'Wyatt & Josie Earp' performance is tonight, Saturday, at Sharlot Hall Museum

(Courtesy photo)

(Courtesy photo)

A love story featuring the Old West and one of its most colorful characters - with an historic connection to Prescott - will be in the spotlight today at the Sharlot Hall Museum.

The presentation of "Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt Earp: The Sunset Years" in a staged performance begins at 7 p.m.

The two-person play features the talents of Wyatt, the great-grand-nephew of the famous Earp, and his wife Terry.

The story is the true story of love, adventure, secrets and betrayals as "told" by the elderly Wyatt and Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp.

It flows in and out of time and place, as the aging lawman speaks from their Los Angeles apartment in 1928, and reluctantly tells of his time in Tombstone and the sunset years with Josie and their 47-year life together.

Much of the story also takes place in Josie's memory nine years after Wyatt's death, as she talks to a feral cat at the Vidal (California) cottage in 1938.

The presentation tells the true and turbulent times of their life together.

The Wyatt Earp of today and his wife, Terry, have researched thoroughly the historical characters they play, Wyatt Earp said.

The performance is in the museum's theater, with limited seating. Tickets are $20 ($18 for museum members).

Sharlot Hall Museum is located at 415 W. Gurley St., two blocks west of the courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott.

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