Built connected to the expansive Reitz Union, one is immediately immersed in Constans Theatre once one enters the lobby. The lobby and auditorium are both completely renovated and flawless-- a professional theatre to say the least. As I walked in to the auditorium, it was dark and nearly silent. The acoustics of the auditorium purified sound, and only a buzz of sidebar conversation could be recognized. Once the background music silenced, so did the vast audience, all were focused on the commencement of the Divine. Place is an important component of the Good Life because one has to feel comfortable and secure when they want to be utterly focused and immersed in a task.
The Social experience
I prefer to watch plays alone, it provides me with a day to myself while also allowing me to be completely immersed in the experience of the theatre. However, that isn't to say that I become completely introverted. Watching a live theatre performance is a lot different than watching a movie. During a play, the present audience is a lot more engaged in what is going on, and are therefore more openly connected. When there are certain moments of heightened emotion during the play, all of the audience can better realize their solidarity with everyone around them, therefore allowing more connection within the audience. I may have gone alone, but I was not alone while watching the play.