The Spatial Experience: Entering the theatre felt similar to entering a cinema to me, but instead of watching previews, seeing the stage before the actors performed served to fill me with anticipation. The lights were dim, and the set was dark, with a few beds surrounding a ladder in the center. My seat was near the front of the stage and slightly below it, so I had a pretty good view of the entire play. When the lights dimmed and the audience quieted, it was like entering a completely new experience; if I had to compare it to anything, sitting in the theatre was like sitting at the apex of a roller-coaster, and the start of the play was like when the roller-coaster finally began its rapid descent down. The play was a ride that stimulated the senses. The size of the auditorium was large enough to the point in which space was not a distraction. The role of place in the Good Life serves to give one perspective, it makes me wonder how my view of the play would change if I was sitting further back.
Standing in front of the Constans Theatre
The Social Experience : I went to see this play with two of my friends, one of them being my roommate. We got ready separately, but we met each other at the front of the theatre and took pictures for each other. Attending with friends enhanced the experience by giving me people to discuss the play with and react with. Several times during the progression of the play during emotional scenes, I would check my friend sitting next to me to see how they were reacting. The role of shared experiences in the Good Life serves to help us connect with each other and grow different perspectives by sharing and modifying views with each other.