See What I Wanna See

See What I Wanna See by Michael John LaChiusa is a musical about murder, faith, lust, and redemption. It is based on three short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, who is regarded as the “Father of the Japanese short story” and Japan’s premier literary award the Akutagawa Prize is named after him.

The musical unfolds like a Japanese screen painting into three distinct tales that challenge the meaning of the truth and the contradictions of individual interpretation.

The tales include “Kesa and Morito”, which is the story of two lovers with secret plans for each other; “R Shomon” follows the investigation after a 1951 murder in Central Park; and “Gloryday” looks at the hoax a disillusioned priest concocts after 9/11 and the ramifications of that lie.

Cast Members:

Garrett Summitt
The Thief and The Priest
Dani Barrie
The Wife
John Perez
The Husband and CPA
Cassidy Beal
Kesa
Ben Bailey
Morito/Reporter
Michael McCoy
The Janitor
Chantelle Cognevich
The Medium
Denley Messerly
The Aunt
Harper Garcia
The Actress