The Emotional Experience
The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt brings to light topics that are considered distressing and taboo for many. Although, this is what theatre represents, pushing the envelope on what is deemed correct to discuss and talk about. No one expresses this better than Sarah BernHardt herself, quoting her love of theatre stemming from the reality and nitty, gritty subjects it presents to the world. This is how performance provides katharsis for audiences. We are exposed to situations not usually examined in our everyday lives. Through theatre, we are teleported to different times, locations, perspectives; all for the sake of learning someone else's story. These stories matter. These stories have depth. This is what theatre provides, an escape to a different realm that we will hold onto long after the curtains close. Theatre brings awareness, and with awareness comes change, either a change that has already occurred or one that we have been instilled to distribute.