The Spatial Experience
I look at my watch and realize there's just five minutes before the performance. Always one to be late, I didn't want to disappoint my friends waiting on me. The mad dash to the Constans Theatre ended with me out of breath and disheveled. As navigated the crowd frantically trying to find my friends, I realized that I needed to slow down and take in the experience. I looked around and saw a beautifully lit lobby and the intriguing sculptures and art. I felt a sense of curiosity as the atmosphere around was so interesting. After finding my friends and making my way into the theater I was surprised at how intimate the theater was. Since we sat just 4 rows from the stage, I felt as if I was really there in Quebec. This feeling of intimacy and oneness was enhanced when the lights went down and the play started. As this was my first play, I was surprised at the set design and the actors really work together to bring the play to life. Whereas movies and tv feel like you are viewing the stories through a window, theatre allows you to actually see the nuances of the actors expressions and atmosphere on stage. From this experience, I realized the crucial role of location in the good life. A good location can save a bad moment or make a good moment amazing. If the play was performed in an lecture hall, I would have definitely not liked it as much.