The Social Experience
I attended the play with an old friend, a girl I had a crush on for years, Margaux. Casual small talk in Turlington brought up the play and before I knew it, I had scored a “date” with her, the play and then pizza. So thank you, Good life, you helped me rekindle a friendship and have since allowed me a second date. While at the play with her, I saw another girl Jackie who I had a thing with first semester and she was not too pleased to see me there with another beautiful girl. Also, I was in line to get in with a bunch of sorority girls so when it came time to file into our seats, the closest guy was two seats away. Nonetheless, I think attending the play with Margaux and meeting a lot of new people improved my overall experience. I was not alone in my reactions to the funny “actors pretending to be bad at acting” or the appallingly detailed “priest rape story.” This made my laughs louder and my gasps longer; both of which, made the play even better.
The Cultural and Intellectual Experience
One of the issues addressed in the play is the poor treatment of factory workers. I have read about the horrible conditions of child labor in other books and my history classes so I was slightly prepared for this issue. However, seeing it in live action was much more relatable. Even though these scenes were often in a slightly humorous tone, they still were able to convey the horrors awful treatment of the workers, young and old.