|Just as the brave heroine screams, the spell on the dragon breaks... Losing its wings, the dragon falls to the ground... That moment marked the collapse of Trucy's magical kingdom...|
Trucy in Gramarye-Land is a hybrid stage play and magic show starring the young magician Trucy Wright. Originally, Manov Mistree was to play the role of the main antagonist, the Great Mr. Reus, with Bonny de Famme playing a supporting role. The show was conceived as a revival of the magic act of the once popular magician group Troupe Gramarye, after the performance rights to the group's magic was passed down to her from her grandfather, Magnifi, through her father, Shadi Enigmar. Trucy in Gramarye-Land was produced by Roger Retinz of Take-2 TV and set to be broadcast nationwide upon its premiere at the Penrose Theater on April 29, 2028.
The show was almost canceled due to an incident that resulted in Mistree's death during a dress rehearsal, two days before the premiere. Wright was initially thought to have caused the incident — first on charges of involuntary manslaughter and later premeditated murder due to an indictment by Prosecutor Nahyuta Sahdmadhi — but was eventually cleared in court thanks to the efforts of defense attorney Apollo Justice, allowing the show to proceed without Mistree.
This synopsis is based on the dress rehearsal on April 27.
First act: Mr Reus's dragon trick and Wright's hat trickEdit
Trucy Wright runs through a forest of giant mushrooms, with Mr. Reus flying after her in pursuit, while a castle and hedge maze are visible in the background. Catching up to Wright, Mr. Reus turns into a green and purple dragon and breathes fire upon her. Wright screams in shock, but the flames soon dissipate to reveal her unharmed and now wearing her usual magician's outfit consisting of a blue silk hat and cape. Berating Mr. Reus for using magic for evil, Wright removes her hat and sends it spinning into the air, whereupon it grows to an enormous size, imprisoning Mr. Reus and bringing him crashing down onto the ground.
Second act: Bonny's teleportation trick and Wright's escape trickEdit
An unnamed associate of Mr. Reus (played by de Famme) is seen sitting on top of a green and purple coffin. Wright confronts de Famme, only for the latter to employ her teleportation ability and surprise Wright from behind, knocking her into the coffin. De Famme then charms Wright's puppet, Mr. Hat, with a kiss and tells him to sacrifice Wright to Mr. Reus in order to bring the magician back to life.
Hypnotized, Mr. Hat prepares to thrust a sword into the coffin with Wright inside, but disappears in a cloud of smoke, which dissipates to reveal Wright standing where Mr. Hat had been with the sword in her hand. After announcing that no one will be revived that night, Wright stabs the sword into the coffin through a hole in the side. The coffin is then opened.
Third act: Mr Reus's fire trickEdit
The third act was not played due to Mistree's death. It involved quite a dangerous fire trick, which was to be performed by Mistree and would require a fire bucket to be prepared.
Cast and crewEdit
- Roger Retinz (removed before premiere due to arrest on murder charges)
A deadly prank during rehearsalEdit
- Main article: The Magical Turnabout
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Roger Retinz organized a prank on Wright with Mistree and the de Famme twins. When the coffin opened during the second act, Mistree fell out, pretending to be dead, giving the impression Wright had stabbed him with a real sword. When everyone left and the dragon concealed the scene, Manov was lifted and stabbed with a sword.
Manov died, but a mistake by Betty complicates the case for Retinz. During Trucy's trials it was revealed that Retinz was the real Mr. Reus and that he intended to frame Trucy to get his revenge on the Gramaryes after having been fired and erased from the troupe.