I attended The Divine with my friend Meredith. I threw on a sweatshirt and we both scooted to the performance together. Going to the play with a friend made the play more enjoyable, and was a positive factor in my experience. Being able to share the same experience with a friend helps build the foundation of a friendship. Shared experiences are things you can look back on and cherish. Because of this, I believe a large part of the Good Life is sharing adventures and life with others.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
The central issue in the performance was that the archbishop didn’t believe Sarah’s role in a play was appropriate for the Catholic Church. He then sent two boys to stop her from performing her role. Before the play, I knew that The Divine was about conflict with the Church. Other than that, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t have a lot of prior knowledge of the play, and it enhanced my experience because I was open minded to what was going to happen in each scene. The performance opened my eyes to how prevalent issues such as poverty, gender roles, and corruption in the church. Many of the characters were forced to be someone they were not, and cover up incidences in order to fit into the social mold that they made for themselves. This general theme is something I see in my own life and the lives of others daily.
The Emotional Experience