This is my story, a story in which I am both a character and a creator. My story begins the moment I stepped before Constants Theatre, waiting to watch the story of a beautiful actress: the story of Sarah Bernhardt. In a fictional setting within Quebec, Canada, The Divine follows 2 young men striving to be priests and their confrontation with the charming Sarah Bernhardt. As mentioned by the actors and actresses, The Divine shown at the University of Florida is the first time that play was shown in the United States.
Even before stepping inside Constants Theatre, I had already felt an atmosphere of excitement due to the theater' simple but attractive architectural style. The bold fonts the bear the theater's name connote with simplistic love. I knew right then and there that whatever I was going to experience within the theater would be as warmly as the experience I had outside of it. Behind the glass doors of Constans Theatre, the carpeted floor and the live piano music speak of a kind of authenticity that are fit for the Divine. The placement and usage of lights within the corridors scream of minimalist elegance; each light bulb in the ceiling represent a star in the sky, a guiding star. As I made my way toward the front row of the theater, the performance stage grows to the point where it seems I was practically immerse within the play itself. For the first time in my life, I was able to experience such divinity so close up. It was that very moment where I was enchanted by both the setting of the theater and the plot that was about to unfold before me.