Ouachita Theatre Arts to present “Billy Blythe” modern folk opera Nov. 17-20

Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present “Billy Blythe,” a modern folk opera featuring music written by Bonnie Montgomery and libretto by Britt Barber, both Ouachita alumni. The opera will be performed Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 each, and admission is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.obu.edu/boxoffice.

“Billy Blythe” is a modern folk opera written about the early life of Bill Clinton. The title of the production comes from Clinton’s birth name, William Jefferson Blythe. The opera focuses around Clinton’s growing-up years in Arkansas in the 1950s.


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