Billy, the Kid, and What He Did., a new play with songs by artist Philip Littell and composer Libby Larsen, will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20 at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica

Littell will be joined on stage by Jesse James Rice and Glen Martin, who will provide the musical accompaniment.

The collaboration between Littell and Minneapolis-based Larsen began with their opera Every Man Jack for the Sonoma City Opera and has continued through a variety of other works over the years, a Highways spokesperson said.

Larsen, a renowned composer of modern American music, said she was eager to write in the “folk and cowboy and rock and punk veins” for the performance.

Both Larsen and Littell agreed immediately to a strict economy of means in this exploration of Billy the Kid, the Highways spokesperson said.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for members, students and seniors.

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