The Spatial Experience
This performance was my first theatre experience ever and it definitely will not be my last. The entire experience was entertaining from getting seated to curtain close and i loved every minute of the experience. The Constans Theatre is very well designed and has an artistic aesthetic that enveloped me in a world of culture that I had never experienced at the movies. Once we were seated my friends and I excitedly waited for the beginning of the play hoping to enjoy a great story and even greater performance. I was seated on the right side of the theatre and close to the back which i felt was not the best seats, but the seats were very good for viewing the stage. Once the lights dimmed and the audience quieted down, I was enamored by the whole experience as I began to realize that all of the actors movements and lines were being performed right in front of me and not on a screen after months of filming and editing. The theatre made me understand that place is important in the good life as the place sets the atmosphere and can make an experience a good or bad one.
The Social Experience
I went to the play with three of my closest friends and we met up prior to the play and went to the the theatre together. I dressed up for the performance in order to get the full experience of going to a theatre and noticed that many other people dressed up as well as my friends. The experience was exponential better with my friends as we laughed to the jokes cracked by the talented actors, held our breath as the tension escalated and mourned for the death of characters in the play. I also enjoyed the ability to talk to my friends during the intermission and discuss the many dramatic elements we saw executed by the UF School of Theatre & Dance. The good life is best experienced with others and sharing experiences with others amplified the enjoyment I had and made my first theatre experience a memorable one. I noticed that almost any activity can contribute to the good life as long as you partake in such activity with your friends and share great experiences together.