See What I Wanna See
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Michael John LaChiusa based his 2005 collection of short-form musical pieces on short stories by Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, whose work also inspired Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. Like its sources, “R Shomon” looks at a violent act from multiple perspectives. Yet none of them, nor LaChiusa’s spiky score, are all that compelling as told by Bailiwick’s talented five-member cast. Peter Oyloe and Danni Smith bring an intense shine to “Gloryday,” the much more accessible second act set in Central Park after September 11.