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Layon Gray's powerful story about Bass Reeves, the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal is now playing in New York Off-Broadway.

He is the greatest U.S. Deputy Marshal you've never heard of. Many scholars believe that Bass Reeve's life inspired the Lone Ranger character.

Cowboy is set in 1888 Oklahoma Indian territory. The story follows Bass Reeves and his Indian companion as they search for tw

o criminals fleeing to the Mexican border, one of whom Reeves has a death warrant for. They all find themselves stuck in an old saloon as a deadly tornado slowly approaches.

Throughout his 32-year career, he arrested more than 3,000 criminals, some of which were the most dangerous criminals of his time.

The play won five 2021 Broadway World Miami Awards which included Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Play and Best Production Of The Year.

The play also stars Thaddius Daniels, Clinton Faulkner, Melvin Huffnagle, and Anthony Goss.

Performances begin December 15th with opening night scheduled for December 17th at the Actors Temple Theatre at 339 W. 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City.

Click HERE to get your tickets NOW.

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