The Cultural and Intellectual Experience: The play gave me some insight into actress Sarah Berhardt who I had never heard of before. Also, the portrayal of the gilded age of fashion in Canada was quite interesting as well as the conflict and animosity between homosexuality and the church that was so prevalent during that time. Even today, that same issue is so relevant. My hope is that one day the church will be viewed as a welcoming and loving place for people no matter how they identify and not as a place that hurts and oppresses people from other walks of life. Some other key things that the play touched on were, theater and religion, and the roll that art, can, should, and doesn’t play in society. In the talk back they brought in historical facts which gave the play a bit more historical context as well. The play did not change my personal views, but it did shed light on a subject that I do not think of often enough.