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The Rise and Fall of Dracula

immersive theatre · cadame co. · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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TAYLOR WINTERS certified reviewer June 10, 2017
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 ... full review
RUSSELL EATON certified reviewer June 16, 2017
tagged as: dracula · Horror · dance · immersive · bloody · drama · classic
A rethink of the Dracula tale, this show defies description. Part mildly interactive immersive theater piece, part heavy drama, part dance performance, a strong cast energetically throws themselves into the material (sometimes literally) and produces a sad tale of a woman who rose from tragedy to become a monster. Catch that detail? Dracula is a woman in this version, and it adds a level of gender politics to the piece that never is pointed to heavily, simply enhances the proceedings. This piece places you in the center of the action. Dramatic encounters take place inches from the audience, sometimes even overflowing into it. At times intimidating, at times enthralling, this experimental staging, for me, increased the intensity of the show... full review
MICHAEL FONTAINE my haunt life certified reviewer June 20, 2017
Dracula is a tale told many times over and in the 120 years since Bram Stoker had written it, there have been many variations on it. “The Rise and Fall of Dracula” is one of these variations. In the version, there is no Count Dracula, but a Madame Dracula. It’s a lesson to people that need to understand how gender means nothing when it comes to such an iconic name and legend. The show has it all…love, violence, blood, betrayal, etc. The stand out for me is the violence because of the fighting. The fight scenes, taking place in such a small area, with no audience member getting accidentally touched, were so impressive. There were beautiful moments with a tinge of darkness as well within this show.... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 27, 2017
What a wonderful show to introduce us to the immersive theater experience. See our full review at Indie Voice Blog.... full review