This transcript is of the foyer just inside the front door. This is where the performers first find costumes and begin to get into character. It is also the intersection of paths between all downstairs rooms and the hallway upstairs.
read foyertape
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As you leave the front yard you see:
You open the front door, take a deep breathe and step inside.

-- Start: Saturday, February 1, 1997 10:47:14 am ATHEMOO time (HST)

RickS turns a picture on. (preshow preset- camera now on)
RickS goes north.
RickS goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
RickS arrives and glances this way and that.
RickS goes out.
LeeG comes in and shuts the door behind him.
LeeG removes Herr Doctor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
LeeG teleports out
An entrance: LeeG portraying Herr Doctor.
LeeG comes in and shuts the door behind him.
MonikaW comes in and shuts the door behind her.
GeorgL comes in and shuts the door behind him.
TwylaM-S comes in and shuts the door behind her.
GeorgL removes the journalist (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind him.

The Foyer
The entrance to the home has a closet for coats and costumes (type 'look closet' to see if any costumes are available). A corridor extends (n) to the kitchen and a livingroom (e) opens up on the east side of the house where Grete sometimes entertains on her violin. A set of stairs goes 'up' to the second floor.

---- ----- ----- NOTICE ----- ----- -----
Only those wearing costumes will be able to speak and emote here.
All others must use the page command to communicate.
ie. 'RickS Hello or page RickS Hello instead of say.

Herr Doctor, MonikaW, the journalist, and TwylaM-S are standing here.
You see the costume closet, a picture (recording), and applecore here.
Obvious exits: up to The Hallway, Front_Door to The Samsa front yard, north to Kitchen, and east to the Sitting Room
You enter the house and shut the door behind you. An usher rushes by and whispers, "Improvise. Use the scripts built in to the costumes as idea generators..."
MichaelY comes in and shuts the door behind him.
MonikaW removes Grete (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
TwylaM-S removes Mrs. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
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look closet

This is the costume closet. Taking a costume will give you that character's name.
You will then be able to 'describe as ' to tailor your character.
The costumes also have built-in scripts which can be used to generate a moo theatre Metamorphosis BUT improvisation should be the primary technique.
Type 'look in closet' for a brief description and a help text.
Type 'take from closet'. (don't type the word 'costume')
---Important---
Once you have a costume, type look or help to see what you can do.

Contents:
an observer (Costume)
Mr. Samsa (Costume)
Gregor (Costume)

MichaelY comes in and shuts the door behind him.
MonikaW removes Grete (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
TwylaM-S removes Mrs. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.

Here is where the shows starts to take shape---

Herr Doctor says, "Hello Grete, how's your brother this morning?"
Grete is nesteling on her clothes
Mrs. Samsa says, "Grete, not in front of company!"
Herr Doctor says, "That's all right. I've given Grete a thorough examination."
Mrs. Samsa has no doubt of that.
Mrs.Samsa says, "I'm tired and need to rest." She tries to take a deep breath
Herr Doctor says, "Grete is in very good health...now about that brother of
hers"
RickS removes Gregor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Grete has assured that the clothes fits right on her
Herr Doctor says, "I believe the examination tired Grete"
Grete sighs
Gregor spits at the doctor and runs up the wall
Gregor opens his mouth. A disgusting ooze dribbles out, "Screeeeeeeeeee!"
Mrs.Samsa shakes her head sadly, "I can't believe it's him."
Herr Doctor says, "I see Gregor is active today"
MichaelY removes Mr. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
the journalist takes out a small notzepafd.
Gregor drools something vile toward the doctor.
Mr. Samsa says, "I must get something to eat before this goes any farther."
Mr. Samsa goes north.
Herr Doctor says, "Hmmmm....what is this?"
Gregor says, "What ARE YOU WRITING THERE!!!"
Gregor says indignantly, "One can be temporarily incapacitated, but that's
just the moment for remembering former services."
Herr Doctor hears strains of Wagner coming from outside of the house
the journalist continues to write down ...
Grete says, "We've tried to look after ..it.."
Gregor looks nervously at the journalist
Gregor smiles and drools
The reporter writes feverishly in a notebook.
Grete would like to pat on Gregor's shoulder but thinks he is disgusting
An entrance: MichaelY portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
Mr. Samsa munches on a piece of bread.
Mr.Samsa stands like a statue
Gregor gags at the strudel smell from the kitchen
Gregor goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
Herr Doctor wonders if Prague is currently Austrian, German or Czech
the journalist merges with the shadows of the wall...
Mr. Samsa sniffs, realizing he's left the toast on the stove.
Mr. Samsa goes north.
Mrs. Samsa thought that was The Shadow.
Mrs. Samsa goes north.
Grete goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
the journalist draws a sketchy map of the house and enters the exits...
Herr Doctor goes north.
the journalist goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
An entrance: RickS portraying Gregor.
Gregor arrives and glances this way and that.
An entrance: MonikaW portraying Grete.
Grete arrives and glances this way and that.
Gregor goes north.
Grete says, "gregor I am sorry!"
Grete goes north.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist arrives and glances this way and that.
the journalist goes north.
An entrance: TwylaM-S portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa has arrived.
Mrs. Samsa goes north.
An entrance: MichaelY portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
MichaelY puts Mr. Samsa (Costume) in the costume closet.
MichaelY goes home.
An entrance: TwylaM-S portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
An entrance: RickS portraying Gregor.
Gregor has arrived.
Mrs. Samsa says, "I sent Grete to play for you."
RickS puts Gregor (Costume) in the costume closet.
RickS removes Mr. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mr. Samsa moves into the sitting room.
Mrs. Samsa moves into the sitting room.
Ho comes in and shuts the door behind him.
Ho removes Gregor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Gregor moves into the sitting room.
An entrance: Ho portraying Gregor.
Gregor has arrived.
An entrance: TwylaM-S portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa has arrived.
Gregor says, "Mother what will I doooo!"
Mrs. Samsa says, "Gregor, if I have to tell you again about the spitting ...
Well, son just try to control it."
Gregor nods vigorously
Mrs. Samsa says, "That's my sweet boy."
Mrs. Samsa pats Gregor gingerly on the antennae.
Gregor smiles and a load of fluid escapes from his mouth
Mrs. Samsa says, "Now come join the rest of the group. And mind the puddle."
Mrs. Samsa moves into the sitting room.
Gregor moves into the sitting room.
An entrance: Ho portraying Gregor.
Gregor comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
Gregor moves into the sitting room.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
the journalist goes north.
An entrance: Ho portraying Gregor.
Gregor has arrived.
The Gregor costume disappears with a bright flash of light.
The costume for Gregor has just been returned to the closet.
Ho tries to drop Gregor (Costume) but fails!
Ho has disconnected.
Ho has disconnected.
An entrance: RickS portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa has arrived.
RickS puts Mr. Samsa (Costume) in the costume closet.
RickS removes an observer (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
an observer moves into the sitting room.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist has arrived.
the journalist goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
An entrance: TwylaM-S portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa has arrived.
The costume for the journalist has just been returned to the closet.
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer has arrived.
RickS puts an observer (Costume) in the costume closet.
RickS goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
GeorgL comes in and shuts the door behind him.
An entrance: LeeG portraying Herr Doctor.
Herr Doctor has arrived.
Mrs. Samsa says, "Hi Georg, Where's your costume?"
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind him.
The usher arrives to escort Ho out of ATHEMOO.
GeorgL [to Mrs.]: Samsa "I got lost and accidently left the house!
RickS removes an observer (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
GeorgL removes the journalist (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mrs. Samsa says, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I'll be upstairs when you want to join
me."
Mrs. Samsa goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
the journalist goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
An entrance: MonikaW portraying Grete.
Grete comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
an observer says, "mmm I love strudel"
Grete goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
Herr Doctor moves into the sitting room.
RickS puts an observer (Costume) in the costume closet.
RickS removes Gregor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
An entrance: LeeG portraying Herr Doctor.
Herr Doctor has arrived.
Gregor says, "doctor come with me"
Gregor goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
Herr Doctor follows Gregor
Herr Doctor goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist arrives and glances this way and that.
the journalist goes north.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
the journalist moves into the sitting room.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist has arrived.
the journalist goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist arrives and glances this way and that.
GeorgL puts the journalist (Costume) in the costume closet.
GeorgL goes out.
An entrance: MonikaW portraying Grete.
Grete arrives and glances this way and that.
An entrance: RickS portraying Gregor.
Gregor arrives and glances this way and that.

-- End: Saturday, February 1, 1997 12:25:59 pm ATHEMOO time (HST)


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