The Horrifically Real Virtuality is an immersive theater VR play that allows the viewer to evolve in a virtual setting, while physically and in real time interacting with characters and material objects. Borrowing the style of the immersive theater emerging in London and New York, this experience transcends the status of the spectator: they are teleported to the stage space itself and become an actor, involved through choices and actions, in the construction of the fiction and the visual universe.
The play paints an introspective portrait of the emerging VR, and aims to evoke, with tenderness and self-mockery, its relationship with Cinema.
Bela Lugosi, long confined in roles of famous vampires, is entrusted by his friend Ed Wood, a young Hollywood Z movies director, the headliner of his latest film. Bela embodies a character with the ability to access a parallel dimension: the real virtuality, in which he encounters humanoids from another time: the audience.