The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt
The Divine, written by Canadian playwright Michel Marc Bouchard, tells the story of two Seminarians of completely different social backgrounds whose lives meet and are changed by the arrival of Sarah Bernhardt, an acclaimed French actress that challenges their beliefs and ends up upending their whole lives.
The Spatial Experience
As I walked to the inside of the theatre from the Reitz Union, I found myself very pleasantly surprised by the sudden change of atmosphere. In spite of being a relatively modern theatre, for some reason it conserves a nostalgic feeling to it; something that contrasts significantly to the Reitz's futuristic architecture and environment. Sitting in the first row allowed me to understand the play to a deeper level than I would have had I sat somewhere else. This was mainly because I felt absorbed into the plot; like I was the sole spectator to something that was more than just a play, something real to an extent. The way in which I felt in this specific environment highly contributed to the overall experience, for place is what either ends up making it absolutely amazing or merely mediocre.