My Take on The Divine by jacob Geier

Me and my friend Angel at the Constans Theatre

When I first entered the theater I was surprised how nice it was. It was small but it had a good setup. I got to sit in the front row which was a little weird because we got the full experience from the actors. I've been to Broadway before so I knew what a big theater was. I enjoyed the smaller theater because it made the whole audience feel like they got the same experience. Where you are/live in the good life can really affect your experience just like it does for the show. You have to live where you feel most comfortable. For me it's up north around New York because it's where I lived most of my life.

Outside the show during intermission

I attended the performance with my friends whom I play volleyball with. It really made it a lot less awkward and more fun to go with them. We joked around before the show and had a really nice time. In the good life, we should always try to expand who we know even if we don't stay good friends with them because he or she could change our lives. Having support from friends is critical to your well being and enjoyment of life.

Outside after the show ended

The play itself I thought was good, but at times it was a bit slow. The play was supposed to take place in Canada during the early 20th century. There were many problems in the play that people faced, social and political, but I felt the most important was about the mistreatment of factory workers. This connects to real life because we have the same issues in parts of Asia and throughout the world with child labor and poor wages. It opened my eyes to this and made me think more about what is going on in the world. I went into the performance not knowing what it was about, thinking it would be a bore, but it ended up giving me something to think about and possibly act on.

As I talked about in the last slide the most important part of the show to me was the child labor. I think most of us walked out of the theater with some effort to make our world better. After the show the actors did a great job of talking to us about the power of theater. It can expose us without screaming it at our faces. The show brought up important social issues today like child labor, working conditions, and discrimination. We see at the end of the play that Sarah Bernhardt was discriminated against by the people of Quebec because she was part-Jewish. Today, there is definitely a race issue and how we treat certain people. We as an audience definitely had a chance for us to "come clean".

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Created with images by kaykaybarrie - "Factory Theatre"

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