The Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center has scheduled a number of events during Dodge City Days, all centering around a man with a very famous ancestor.

    Wyatt Earp is the great-grand nephew of — you guessed it — the 'original' Wyatt Earp, who served the town of Dodge City as lawman during some of its wickedest days.


The Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center has scheduled a number of events during Dodge City Days, all centering around a man with a very famous ancestor.
    Wyatt Earp is the great-grand nephew of — you guessed it — the 'original' Wyatt Earp, who served the town of Dodge City as lawman during some of its wickedest days.
    The modern-day Earp began portraying his uncle in a one-man play called "Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier" in 1996. The play is written by Earp's wife, Terry, an award-winning Arizona playwright, and has been performed across the southwest United States, in Europe and aboard cruise ships.
    In 1998, Earp began performing a second play, "The Gentleman Doc Holliday," based on a book written by Karen Holliday Tanner.
    Earp will perform both plays this week as part of the Dodge House's celebration of Dodge City Days.
    At 4 p.m. Friday, Earp will present the Wyatt Earp play as part of the Dodge House's Prime Rib Dinner Theater. Advance tickets are $30 and tickets at the door are $35.
    At 4 p.m. Saturday, Earp will perform the Doc Holliday play, this time with an hors d'oeuvre buffet. Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25.
    A cash bar will be available at both events and the Dodge House will offer free shuttle service from the hotel to the rodeo and back at the end of the evening.
    "Actually, we're offering free shuttle service to our guests all week," said Charla Swift, co-owner of the Dodge House Hotel, "whether they want to go to Boot Hill or the rodeo or just about any of the Dodge City Days events."
    Another event has been planned especially for the kids. Children ages 4 to 10 are invited to enter a Wyatt Earp look-alike contest. For details about the contest and information about advance registration, call the Dodge House at (620) 225-9259.