Good Life Performance Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt

Introduction- The play that I attended was called "Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt" on January 26th at 7:30pm at the Constance Theater.

The Spatial Experience- As I entered the building, I was surprised it was a pretty good looking theater for it to be on a college campus. I sat in the middle of the section it was a great seat, which closer than a lot of people think. My seat made the play way more interesting and easier to pay attention to. I felt like it was going to be a pretty good play about to take place. I rarely go to plays, but the set up took me back to when I used to do them in elementary school. The size of the auditorium was pretty good. It is pretty big and the seats were amazingly close to the stage. The setting of the play made me feel comfortable and mentally prepared for the setting.

The Social Experience- I attended the play alone. I ate in the cafe before I came to the play. Me going in to watch this play by myself was very good because it was easier for me to focus and understand. Being there with other people around me was very cool when you can see everyone excitement towards the play.

The Cultural and Intellectual Experience- The main point of the play is that the church sent two guys to tell an lady who is apart of a very positive community not to perform because she gives off negative vibes during her performance. The town does not want her to perform, so they sent a rich and poor guy to fix the problem and let her know her performance will not be allowed. I didn't know anything about the subject matter before attending the performance. I relate to the performer they wanted not to perform because its been plenty of times that someone told me not to do something I wanted to do. As far as playing football, a doctor told me it wasn't safe and I had to listen to him.

The Emotional Experience- My perspective of watching this and coming clean is that regardless what you tell somebody what to do they always have a choice to themselves as well. When they told her not to perform, she performed anyway. With the situation where the doctor told me I can't play football, I had to listen because he held the key to me becoming what I wanted to be in life vs what I didn't want to be permanently.

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