Bill Clinton’s Life Turned Into an Opera

Specifically his teenage years. What. The. Fuck?

The show encompasses an entire day of Clinton’s life during the summer of 1959 in Hot Springs, Ark. Billy Blythe features Clinton’s mother, the late Virginia Clinton Kelley, and his abusive stepfather, Roger Clinton Sr.

The performance puts a spotlight on Virginia, her zest for life and her love of gambling and makeup.

Montgomery told the BBC she hopes the show will draw a younger audience to appreciate opera.

“I think political operas definitely pique people’s interest because we know these characters, these people who are a piece of our history,” the opera’s director Zach James said.

I guess it makes as much sense as anything else in this crazy world we live in.

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