Showdown at Sunset returns

August 27, 2023 11:30 p.m.

Showdown at Sunset, a long-running historical re-enactment of a gunfight that took place on the Union County Courthouse square in 1902, returned to cap off Main Street El Dorado’s Back to School Bash with a Splash on Saturday. The scheduled July 8 performance of the re-enactment, which depicts the fatal historical feud between Marshal Guy Tucker and the Parnell brothers, was rained out, but a crowd gathered despite the heat Saturday to catch this summer’s last installment. The performance was preceded by musical previews of two upcoming SAAC productions, “Once Upon a Mattress” and “Mary Poppins.”