The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt mixes the social and economic issues of Dostoyevsky with the playful dramatism of the titular Sarah Bernhardt to produce a wide-ranging drama that incorporates religion, class, and gender as subjects for exploration. Produced by the University of Florida school of dramatic arts, we are able to have a campus-produced exploration of the Good Life and how it is achieved or avoided through the choices and the actions of people with various backgrounds and life experiences.
The Spatial Experience
The Constans Theatre looks to be a central figure of the University of Florida's cultural exports, connected to the Reitz Union Building and easily accessible by most students and visitors to the campus. Entering the building from the side entrance that overlooks a small lake, one can find that the theater was deliberately constructed with prestige in mind: several lobby areas surround the main entrances to the theatre with various lighting fixtures and and aesthetics that are not just Gator-themed but more respectful to the art form as more than the campus it resides in.