When I initially entered Constans Theater, I was surprised to see that the lobby was very visually pleasing and contained a couple really interesting pieces of art, which is something I take personal Interest to. I got there early, so there was a little bit of a wait before I could enter the auditorium. When they did allow the audience in, I was ushered to a seat in the 4th row all the way to the left side. It was within near proximity of stage and allowed me to see every detail of character's costumes and the special effects, which I believe enhanced by experience greatly.
As for the Auditorium itself, it was regal and spacious and I found myself surprised at the amount of people who were fitted into the space. It definitely made me feel like I was at a very well-prepared show. The location of the play really helped me feel professional and encouraged my mindset as a respectful audience member. I appreciated the fact that others around me were respectful as well. When the play began, everyone hushed and those around me were quiet, it immediately made me interested and focused on the performance.
The role of place within the good life is initially impactful towards first impressions. The environment around me really changed my mood and drove my curiosity towards the storyline. Having been to several broadway shows in New York, I was able to compare this to the experiences I've had it the past. It really felt like a professional performance and changed my opinion of what the play was going to be like, making it seem somehow more professional.
"The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt" includes the theme of Karthasis several times, including Michaud doing the wright thing about reporting molestation, Michaud following his passion of theatre despite it interfering with his teachings at the Seminary, and Sarah's small monologue that art must be shared at the end of the play. In order to "come clean" or achieve karthasis with oneself about what makes one human and happy, the viewing experience of performances such as these allow us to tap into our own inner struggles and motivations. Michaud's journey to creative and moral success motivates the audience to pursue their own dreams. Sarah's headstrong passion for theatre and performance sparks notes of confidence and perseverance. The diversity and complexity of each character may influence each individual differently, but each of them provide an opportunity to compare our own lives to those of the characters in the play. It's also important to note that Sarah Bernhardt was an actual individual who acted for six decades, which makes achieving your goals appear all the more possible.