The Rise and Fall of Dracula is based on the classic Bram Stoker vampire novel, but this is not the Dracula that you’ve come to know. Cadame Company expertly reimagines the tale by incorporating immersive elements, dance, and a clever gender reversal. Making a strong statement, Dracula is cast as a woman, and her story is far more human and relatable than any past incarnation. New additions to the narrative provide an emotional connection to the character before she is transformed from a human in ancient Greece into the vampire of legend. This Dracula is searching for a companion, a friend, someone to share her immortal life with. Relationships built in early scenes resonate through the remainder of the show, providing the audience with new insight into familiar characters. These changes bring new blood that reinvigorates the old vampire’s story and demonstrate Cadame Company’s true strengths.