Frostburg State University Theatre’s Second Stage series will present the musical, “See What I Wanna See,” by Michael John LaChiusa on Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
Based on three short stories by Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, “See What I Wanna See” travels to medieval Japan in “Keesa and Morito” as two lovers sing of their elicit affair, not sharing their intentions with the other. “R. Shomon” goes back to 1950s Manhattan where five witnesses enter a web of truth and lies as they give contradictory statements on one man’s death. Set in present-day New York City, “Glory Day” introduces a priest who searches for reason, hope and miracles in the ever frantic world following Sept. 11, 2001. “See what I Wanna See” challenges the perceptions of seeing and believing. According to the Wall Street Journal, “’See What I Wanna See’” is a little powerhouse of a show whose sheer intensity will knock you flat and make you think.”
For more information or ticket reservations, call the University Theatre box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and again from 1:30 until 4 p.m. All tickets are $6.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.