The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
For me, this performance was a cultural experience for sure. Not being a person with any real theatre background, this experience was so new and invigorating for me. Outside of maybe a siblings middle school play, I had never been to a real theatre to experience a real drama, however I highly doubt it will be my last time! One of the reasons I enjoyed it so much is because I was engaged on an intellectual level. Other entertainment such as TV shows and movies, as well as video games are certainly enjoyable, but they simply cannot engage you on an intellectual level like a play can.
The Emotional Experience
Being new to the whole theatre scene, I didn't particularly feel as if I was on an emotional journey. But, don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed myself thoroughly. I think while I was very engaged and entertained, I didn't invest myself emotionally probably just because I didn't know how. However, this play does give the audience and opportunity for katharsis by allowing them to put themselves in the shoes of not only Sarah but of both young seminarians as well.