It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go. Take a look at the Count’s Den, it’s glistening once again with vampires and dinner parties galore!
Immersive Art Collective’s (IAC) BITE: Season’s Bleedings (BITE) provides a perfect blend of horror, laughs, and togetherness in the form of a delightful dinner soiree with a family of vampires.
IAC is a non-profit organization that is founded and led by a team of women who are truly making a difference in society. Their mission is to create experimental productions whose proceeds go towards outreach projects benefiting charitable donations and workshops for at-risk youth. IAC also seeks to become an accessible community resource in all aspects of art. IAC performs out of The Count’s Den and has boasted previous experiences such as Gig from Hell and Club Salvation. BITE: Season’s Bleedings is the second BITE experience out of the Count’s Den and proved to be an incredibly fun and immersive experience.
Prior to the BITE, we received an email detailing dress code, an optional white elephant gift exchange, and other related information that helped to set the tone for the night. I highly recommend dressing up and participating in the white elephant gift exchange as it really added to the fun of the night. Upon arrival, we were ushered into the foyer and were immediately hit with the smell of nostalgia and the warm embrace of the holidays. BITE did an amazing job at encapsulating the feelings and atmosphere of a holiday party while also providing a fulfilling story line with drama and surprising twists.
BITE follows a family of vampires who invited us lucky mortals to take part in their Christmas festivities. Included in the experience was a two-course meal and multiple alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that all proved to be incredibly delicious. BITE effectively utilized small group interactions with sit down and observe ones to create an enthralling, overall experience. Each character was incredibly dynamic and had clear motives throughout the show. BITE boasts an abundantly creative and talented cast that drove the entire production. It was an absolute delight interacting with all of them.
BITE’s strong cast along with the phenomenal use of lighting, sound, and song combined to create a stand-out experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and was impressed with how immersed I was in this world. I would personally ditch all of my family holidays if it meant getting to party with vampires (sorry, mom!).
I highly recommend checking out BITE for a fun dose of vampires and holiday shenanigans. BITE runs every Friday and Saturday from now until December 18th.
Tickets are $75 per person and include a dinner with vegan and gluten-free options. To purchase tickets, click here.