Coming to Constans Theatre I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the performance. The only theatrical performance I had ever been to was a one done in high school, so I wasn't quite sure what the production quality or the level of enjoyment I would receive from it. Having sat through The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt, I can say that a thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the play, from the set design, the production quality, the acting, and most importantly the complex messages that the play presented to the audience. I was entranced in the themes that the performance taught as well as how the play was written in such a way that it referenced itself as a part of the dialogue on the importance of the arts in society. The experience I had while watching The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt motivates me to want to watch more live plays.
The Spacial Experience
Seated in the 3rd row on the left side of the theater
When first arriving to Constans Theatre, there was no special experience, I entered through the entrance from the Rietz Union, a place I have been to many times before. As I first entered into the actual theater, the feeling was quite different, it became very obvious that this was not going to be like any high school play I had ever attended before. The production value, the attention to detail, the design of the set was top notch. Unfortunately because we were seated based on what order we entered the theater, I was placed against the wall on the left side, not the best place to be completely encapsulated in the performance. I was also very surprised that the size of the theater was much smaller than I had anticipated, this is something I enjoyed, I felt it gave the performance a more intimate experience, allowing the actors and actresses to engage more with the audience whether it was through walking through the rows or making eye contact with an audience member. While place is important for finding the Good Life, individuals must find their own place where they can discover the Good Life by finding what is important to them.