The Spatial Experience
Photo of me in the lobby at the Constance Theater
The setting of the lobby had a intricate art piece as the focal point as you can see in my photo. The lobby was open and big, and I felt comfortable waiting until the theater doors opened. It was already dim when I entered the auditorium. I sat in the second row to the front on the left side. This placement really helped me feel like I was a part of the play. Since the characters often come in and out through the side doors, it allowed me to be close to the actors during the performance. This helped me hear clearly and focus to what was happening in the play. When the play began the auditorium went pitch black. The made me feel like a dramatic entrance was going to be made. It was setting the tone for the play. The auditorium was small compared to the theaters I have been to. This did not really affect me because in my seating, I was not cramped nor was I way in the back. The role of place in the good life allows us to feel comfortable in our life. If we are uncomfortable or unsafe in our placement then the good life has not yet been achieved.
The Social Experience
A photo of Lexi and I at the play. (consent was given to use this photo)
I attended the play with Lexi and some of her friends. We arrived early and upon our arrival, we met a stranger who hung out with us until the play began. It was a nice opportunity to talk to someone who I might not have met without the play. Due to attending the play with all girls, I did not have any male interaction the whole night. This could have affected my experience at the play. To get ready for the play, I went to dinner. I knew the play would be long and run through dinner, so I went to eat with Lexi. We discussed what we thought the play would be like and how good the message would be executed. Attending the play with friends enhanced my experience because we all had to see the play, so in turn going together made it more worthwhile. Sharing experience helps achieve comfort in the good life. It makes tough times easier if you have a friend who went through it with you to confide in. Shared experiences bring friends, people, and strangers closer together because they all went through the same things. The makes it easier to share the burdens or good times, and that is what makes it easier to achieve the good life.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience