The first show at the brand-new Alternative Theatre is the captivating multimedia production Alata, which brings together a variety of art forms – dance, swordplay, and pantomime – to create an unforgettable theatrical experience. With international audiences in mind, the entire show will be non-verbal, and rely on the skill and artistry of cast and crew to create performances that audiences from around the world will be able to appreciate and enjoy.
The title character of the play is Alata, a shogun from the Sengoku period (1467–1603). In his own time, he was charged with the duty of protecting a princess from an evil spirit. Defeated on his mission, Alata finds himself magically transported to Tokyo and the year 2020. There, he meets Kokoro, a modern young woman with no fondness for old traditions. As Alata struggles to make his way in the modern era, he and Kokoro are pursued by the same spirit that sent Alata into the future.