Alex in Wonderland is the Spring Troupe's second play and was first released on March 24th during the same-named event (EN: December 5, 2019). As its name suggests, it is an adaptation of the original Alice in Wonderland, however, Alice is a boy here. This time the spotlight was set on Usui Masumi, who played the leading role as Alex. Also for the first time, Chigasaki Itaru played the second lead and double staffing. He acted as the university professor of young Alex, as well as The Mad Hatter. Like previous Spring Troupe plays, Alex in Wonderland is again another version of a classic tale.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Alex blows off an invitation from a college friend, saying it's just a waste of time. "You're a smart guy... your problem is you're just too uptight. Have a sip of this, it might help you loosen up a bit...!" Alex is dubious but drinks the offered tea. Immediately overcome, lex slips into slumber and wakes under the thoughts of a huge tree...
|Characters, Cards and Costumes|
|Alex||A gifted college student,
but stubborn to a fault.
|Professor/Hatter||Alex's college proffesor/
A denizen of Wonderland
|King of Hearts||The terrifying king of
|Chesire Cat||A denizen of Wonderland
with a penchant for
|White Rabbit||A busy, perpetually harried
denizen of Wonderland
|Card Soldier||A denizen of Wonderland
with a talent for sucking up
|Alex in Wonderland Performance|
The professor already left?
|White Rabbit:||Oh dear, I'm running late!|
I must hurry.
|Alex:||Dressing up? I think you have the wrong place.|
This is a school, not an amusement park.
|White Rabbit:||Aren't you the one dressing up as a university student?|
You certainly don't look like one to me!
In any case, you're in my way! You're sitting in the middle of the road.
|Alex:||There aren't any roads over huge roots like these.|
Cut it out with the false statements!
|White Rabbit:||Seriously, I'll do anything.|
Just get those long legs of yours out of the way!
I'm really going to be late at this rate!
|After falling through a hole, Alex finds himself to be in a very strange place.|
|Alex:||Logically, none of this can be real.|
Therefore, this must all be a dream!
|Alice parts from the White Rabbit. The Cheshire Cat soon emerges, approaching Alex as the boy waits to awaken from his dream.|
|Cheshire Cat:||Hey, that's my favorite nap spot.|
|Alex:||Catboys after rabbit boys, is it?|
This dream is making my head hurt...
|Cheshire Cat:||You're much more imaginary than I could ever be.|
If you really want to wake up,
You should go to the Hatter's tea party!
You’ll definitely wake up if you attend!
|As instructed by the Cheshire Cat, Alex makes his way to the Mad Hatter's tea party. However, the forest seems to only spread out before him. unwilling to allow Alex to reach his destination. Finally, Alex comes across the tea party, where the Mad Hatter looks almost identical to his professor.|
|Alex:||Professor?! What are you doing here?!|
Professor? I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about.
|Alex:||Whatever. I just want to use your tea to wake up.|
|Alex:||I've been the only one here for some time.|
Who are you even talking to?
|Mad Hatter:||Nobody's here? Is that so?|
I'm pretty sure I invited
the March Hare and the others...
|Alex:||If you've got eyes, it's pretty obvious.|
Look around. It's just you and me.
|Alex:||Hm... if you've got eyes, you say. Here's a thought.|
What if not everything you see is real?
|Alex:||Ah, my head is hurting again!|
|Mad Hatter:||I've got it!|
You should go see the King of Hearts.
You'll definitely awaken if you do that.
|The Mad Hatter instructs Alex to seek out the King of Hearts if he is to wake. Alex heads to the castle.|
|King of Hearts:||Who planted white roses here?!|
Off with their head!
|Alex:||Are you the King of Hearts?|
|King of Hearts:||Indeed I am.|
|Alex:||My name is Alex. I actually need to ask you something--|
|King of Hearts:||I see... Alex, you say?|
I challenge you to a game of croquet!
|Alex:||But why? My head is hurting again...|
|Upon arriving at the castle, Alex greets the King of Hearts and is compelled to participate in a game of croquet with the king. However, this is no ordinary game of croquet, but rather crueler. The king's version is played with a flamingo for a mallet and a curled-up hedgehog for a ball!|
|King of Hearts:||Not bad, I suppose!|
|Ace:||Excellent play, your Majesty! Truly magnificent!|
|King of Hearts:||You're up next, Alex.|
|Alex:||So I have to use this flamingo to hit a hedgehog…?|
I could never play such a barbaric game.
|King of Hearts:||So you refuse to play croquet with me?|
Then off with your head!
|King of Hearts:||Off with his head!|
|Alex:||I don’t understand, I just-|
|King of Hearts:||Off with his head!|
|Ace:||It’s the king’s orders! Now, catch him!|
|Cards:||Orders from the King! Seize him!|
I don't want to die!
This isn't any fair!
|Unexpetedly, the professor is waiting when Alex finally wakes up under the large tree. The sun is beginning to set.|
|Professor:||Morning, Alex. How are you feeling?|
Like I wasted a ton of time.
|Professor:||That is precisely the answer!|
I've been watching you.
What was invisible to you was the treasure of time.
Your moratorium only lasts for now.
You should enjoy it while you can.
|Alex:||I’ll take that into consideration.|
|Professor:||Oh? You’re being quite agreeable today.|
|Alex:||Let's just say I'm sick and tired of tea.|