The Count’s Den in downtown Los Angeles is once again inviting mere mortals to join the venue’s resident vampire clan for an interactive dinner show – this time in celebration of the holidays. Bite: Season’s Bleedings features the family of Countess Yizidora, whose sanguinary activities add a sinister, tongue-in-cheek twist to the Yuletide festivities. Guests will rub shoulders with the undead, sip cocktails, enjoy a holiday feast, and (hopefully) survive to tell about it.
Essentially a ninety-minute immersive experience, Bite: Season’s Bleedings is the latest effort from Immersive Arts Collective, a new non-profit group “dedicated to creating unique and experimental projects. Before the formation of IAC, The Count’s Den presented Bite for Halloween 2019: the interactive theatre piece showcased intimate performances within the venue’s atmospheric setting, effectively immersing audiences in a world of vampires. IAC’s most recent production was the interactive murder-mystery A Grave Affair, which made a one-night-only debut in October but which will be coming back later this month.
Bite: Season’s Bleedings begins on November 13th and 14th, with subsequent dates on Fridays and Saturdays through December 18th. Performances will take place twice nightly, at 7:30 and 9:30. The show will include a two-course meal and specialty cocktails; vegan and gluten-free options are available. Guests can choose to participate in an optional Secret Santa ceremony, contributing a gift valued at under $10. Tickets are $75 per person. Admission is for ages 21 and over.
Cirque du Sique: A Grave Affair – which blends immersive theater, burlesque and variety performance – will run on Sunday nights at 7pm and 9pm from November 21 through December 19. Drinks and small bites are included. Tickets are $45.
All participants must be 21+ and a proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours of the event must be provided.
The Count’s Den is located at 1039 S Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. For more information, call 818-669-5767, or visit the Immersive Arts Collective’s official website.