SPATIAL EXPERIENCE: In order to enter the Constans Theatre, one has to enter through the Reitz Union. Personally, I feel as if having to go through the student union to get to the theatre, takes away from the experience. However, the second I stepped through the doors of the Constans Theatre, it no longer felt as if I was in the Reitz Union. The art on the walls, the sculptures, the art hanging from the ceiling, the neutral tones of the walls and the carpet, along with a quiet room and dim lighting enriched my experience. It was calming and quiet; it felt exactly like the other theatres I have been to before. My seat was close to the stage, so I was able to see the details of the costumes and the characters, as well as hear the actors very well. My seat was close to the aisles, so I was close to the characters when they would enter into the audience. The location of my seat enriched my experience because I was able to be so close to the show, and it almost felt as if I was dragged into the show when the actors would enter the audience. The size of the auditorium was somewhat small, but so was the production of the play, so I believe that the show matched the size of the auditorium. However, the arrangement of the seat was not as curved as it is in a normal theatre, which weakens the sound effects. I think that the role of a "place" in the Good Life is an important one. Everyone must have a place they can go, to get away from their suffering and struggles and focus on something else. For some it may be nature, a park, a business, a coffee shop, or a play. Whatever the place may be, it is important one has that "special place" to go to in order to connect with themselves when things are rough.
THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE: I attended this show alone, and I think that made my experience a little less enjoyable. I had to sit with strangers, and when I have gone to the theater before, I attended with either friends or family. Attending with others makes the show more enjoyable because you can talk to them during intermission and after the performance about the whole show. To get ready for this show, I read a summary of the play and watched a video describing the Constans Theatre. Shared experiences are important in achieving the Good Life. I think that sharing an experience always enhances that experience, because you have someone important to share something with.