St. Lawrence U. Second Performance (First Performance click here)

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.

You see the costume closet and a picture (recording) 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..."

JohnS comes in and shuts the door behind him.
JohnS leaves for The Samsa front yard
DanU arrives from The Samsa front yard
AlexeiB teleports in
DanU removes Mr. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mr. Samsa says, "ah that feels good"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Mr. Samsa goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
AlexeiB removes Gregor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa arrives and glances this way and that.
Mr. Samsa says, "hello gregor"
Mr. Samsa says, "I'm surprised you're out of your room"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind him.
Gregor says, "hello, father... oh, no! i'm a pest again. i didn't notice. i neve r notice it..."
The Charwoman has left
RickS moves into the sitting room.
JohnS arrives from The Samsa front yard
Gregor says, "it's always so sudden, dad!"
Mr. Samsa says, "I was just stating the obvious son..."
Mr. Samsa says, "do you know where your mother is"
KateF arrives from The Samsa front yard
Gregor says, "i know. i'm sorry. you know it's not my fault... where is grete?"
KateF removes Grete (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Gregor says, "no, but i hope she won't be mad at me when she sees me like this.. . again."
JohnS removes Herr Doctor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Grete says, "here!"
Mr. Samsa says, "I don't know I know its not your ault but you have to change yo urseslf back to normal"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Grete says, "Hullo, buggy brother of mine!"
Gregor says, "oh, hello, sister! please, don't tease me..."
Mr. Samsa says, "Grete leave hiim be"
Mr. Samsa says, "he is fragile right now"
Grete smiles shyly and apologizes.
Grete says, "Is Mother back from the store or is she still gone?"
Gregor says, "it's ok. i know you don't really mean to be mean to me... i know i t's hard. it's hard for me too."
Mr. Samsa says, "still gone"
RebeccaD comes in and shuts the door behind her.
Gregor says, "has she left? i didn't notice."
Herr Doctor says, "The more she treats him like a real boy, the more hope you ca n have that he'll be a real boy someday..."
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
Mr. Samsa says, "ah yes doctor but look at him"
RickS arrives and glances this way and that.
Grete says, "Like Pinocchio?"
The Charwoman has left
Mr. Samsa says, "he's a bug for christ sake"
Herr Doctor says, "that's the deal"
Herr Doctor says, "i don't make the rules"
Grete says, "But can you DO anything, Doctor?"
Juli comes in and shuts the door behind her.
Herr Doctor says, "It's a medical oddity"
Mr. Samsa says, "yes but you always seem to thikn you know all of them doc"
RickS moves into the sitting room.
Gregor says, "do to me?"
Mr. Samsa says, "treat my son doc"
Herr Doctor says, "I've never seen anything like this before."
Grete says, "We could really use some assistance, Doctor."
Herr Doctor says, "But what to do?"
Mr. Samsa says, "the family is counting on it"
Grete says, "No one wants to hurt you, Gregor. We're only trying to help."
Gregor says, "i might be a spectacle, for all of you, but i'm still very much a n individual.... "
Mr. Samsa says, "Grete where is your mother?"
Herr Doctor says, "Castor Oil every morning might help and a good bottle of elix er would liven the blood."
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Mr. Samsa says, "yes gregor you ar some individual but you still have tentacles"
Gregor says, "i hate that charwoman. she always busts in like that and hurts me with the door..."
Gregor says, "how inconsiderate"
Grete says, "Tentacles? I think those are feet, Papa."
Mr. Samsa says, "well whatever...he knew what I meant"
Mr. Samsa says, "and dont give me any lip Grete your not helping"
Herr Doctor says, "Definitely Feet"
Grete says, "No need to take out your frustrations on ME."
Mr. Samsa says, "Doctor mind your business and fix my boy"
Grete says, "I'm the only one who takes care of Greogr anyway."
Gregor says, "dad, you have fake teeth. does that make you less of a human being ?"
Mr. Samsa says, "On you well Grete what have you done to help ?"
Herr Doctor says, "I'll fix you"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
RebeccaD teleports out
Grete overcomes her disgust and gingerly pats Gregor's carapace.
The Charwoman has left
Gregor says, "thank you, sister! i really appreciate it... i love you... "
Grete says, "I'm the only one who even talks to him anymore, Papa!"
Gregor smile
Mr. Samsa says, "now becasue I still have teeth"
Grete says, "I love you, too, Gregor."
Juli goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
Mr. Samsa says, "well how could anyone talk to him look at him Grete he's a big bug..."
RebeccaD comes in and shuts the door behind her.
Grete says, "Rebecca? Do we have Laurie or not? Shall we proceed with or witho ut a Mrs. Samsa?"
Gregor says, "grete, come play with me in my room. i can give you a piggyback ri de!"
Herr Doctor says, "I wonder where Juli's going..."
Mr. Samsa says, "I don't want to talk about this anymore both of you go to your rooms"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
Mr. Samsa goes north (n) to the kitchen.
The Charwoman has left
Gregor says, "oh, who cares about mom, anyway?"
Grete says, "Ummmmmm. Maybe later, sweetheart. I have to talk to Papa. Thanks , though."
Juli arrives and glances this way and that.
Grete says, "Papa, don't be an ass. I will not go to my room. I am not a child , and you cannot treat me this way."
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU teleports in
Gregor says, "ok, i guess, i'll just wonder around the house again pretending i' m on Bug's Life movie set..."
Herr Doctor says, "A week in the country could bring you back. I'm sure of it."
RebeccaD removes the journalist (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mr. Samsa says, "juli one quick question"
AlexeiB teleports out
Mr. Samsa says, "how does one pick up the applecore"
The costume for Gregor has just been returned to the closet.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
the journalist says, "She's on her way. There was a slight problem, which has h opefully now been fixed. She should be here soon."
Mr. Samsa goes north (n) to the kitchen.
AlexeiB teleports in
the journalist says, "Isn't it a bit early to be killing the kid?"
Grete says, "Gregor? O God; I think he went out for a walk."
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
RickS has arrived.
Grete says, "Hopefully Papa's just hungry."
Mr. Samsa says, "just a bit"
Mr. Samsa says, "dear"
RickS goes out.
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind him.
Mr. Samsa says, "I need to talk to Gregor"
Grete says, "Doctor? Any other suggestions? Cheap ones, please."
Mr. Samsa says, "Grete where is he"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
AlexeiB removes Gregor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
The Charwoman has left
Gregor says, "i'm here..."
Mr. Samsa says, "ah gregor can we talk somewere"
Grete says, "Honey, please don't disappear like that."
Mr. Samsa says, "a bit more private say your room"
Mr. Samsa says, "son we need to talk"
Herr Doctor says, "Has he tried Frauline Mary's Life Tonic?"
Gregor says, "ok... to both of you..."
Herr Doctor says, "Does wonders for the bowels.."
Grete says, "Leave him alone! Papa, can't you just leave him alone. Stop hara ssing him."
DanU leaves for The Hallway
Gregor says, "i will follow you, dad. i have to careful on the stairs..."
AlexeiB teleports out
Grete says, "He doesn't need new bowels...His insides are probably fine. It's h is outsides we're worried about."
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Grete says, "Can you explain why he's a bug?"
Herr Doctor says, "Maybe he just needs a good bleeding..."
Herr Doctor says, "I have some leeches in my bag"
Grete says, "Do you even have a license to practice medicine? You're a total qu ack!"
KateF teleports out
Herr Doctor says, "I assure you, I'm was at the top of my class..."
RickS goes upstairs. He seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RickS arrives and glances this way and that.
RickS removes Mrs. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mrs.Samsa cries, "He's my SON!"
JohnS leaves for The Hallway
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Mrs. Samsa goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Juli leaves in a flash!
Apollinaire's Guest comes in and shuts the door behind em.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Apollinaire's_Guest goes upstairs. E seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: RickS portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa arrives and glances this way and that.
Apollinaire's_Guest arrives and glances this way and that.
RickS puts Mrs. Samsa (Costume) in the costume closet.
Apollinaire's_Guest goes upstairs. E seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
a puff of smoke, a flap of cape, RickS teleports out.
The Charwoman has left
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from The Hallway
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind her.
Herr Doctor says, "I can't put my finger on it, but that boy's not quite right.. ."
JohnS leaves for Kitchen
RickS removes Mrs. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mrs. Samsa goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: RickS portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa arrives and glances this way and that.
Mrs. Samsa goes north (n) to the kitchen.
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from Kitchen
JohnS leaves for The Hallway
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: RickS portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
RickS puts Mrs. Samsa (Costume) in the costume closet.
RickS goes out.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RebeccaD teleports out
The costume for the journalist has just been returned to the closet.
An entrance: KateF portraying Grete.
KateF teleports in
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind her.
RickS goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
AlexeiB teleports in
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Hallway
The Charwoman has left
DanU leaves for Kitchen
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from Kitchen
DanU leaves for Kitchen
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from The Hallway
Herr Doctor says, "So, are you still a bug?"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Herr Doctor says, "Okay, then..."
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from Kitchen
Grete says, "No bugs now, I think. Only my bastard of a father."
Grete says, "Doctor? Do you have a tranquilizer...or a Valium?"
Herr Doctor says, "Of course.."
Barrault's Guest comes in and shuts the door behind em.
Herr Doctor says, "What's your preference?"
Mr. Samsa says, "Grete now what"
Grete says, "May I have Valium please? Two."
Mr. Samsa says, "I dont have any drugs"
Herr Doctor says, "How about four..."
Mr. Samsa says, "and you shouldnt take anything anyways"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
Grete takes five pills from the Doctor and swallows them dry.
The Charwoman has left
Herr Doctor opens his bag and gives Grete a bottle of Valium
Grete says, "Thank you."
RebeccaD comes in and shuts the door behind her.
Herr Doctor says, "On the house"
Grete says, "My hero."
Mr. Samsa says, "HERO?"
Herr Doctor says, "Good afternoon, Rebecca"
Mr. Samsa says, "Doc didnt I tell you to get out of hear"
Grete says, "Well, he's done more for me than you ever did. All you did was ign ore me and kill my brother!"
Mr. Samsa says, "??"
Mr. Samsa says, "it was n't your brother it was a bug you twit"
Barrault's_Guest removes Mrs. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
AlexeiB teleports out
Herr Doctor says, "If only I had tried harder, I could have brought him back"
Grete says, "That bug WAS my brother!"
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind her.
Mr. Samsa says, "and I ignored you becasue all you wanted was to put yourself in the center ring"
Herr Doctor says, "I knew that degree thing would have been a good idea"
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
Grete says, "It's all right, Doctor. Take a few Valium and you'll feel better.. ."
AlexeiB teleports in
The Charwoman has left
Grete says, "I do..."
Mrs. Samsa says, "Mrs. Samsa has finally arrived"
DanU leaves for The Hallway
Grete feels dizzy and sits suddenly on the floor, giggling.
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Hallway
RickS removes the journalist (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
The reporter asks, "Can you clarify that?"
Herr Doctor says, "Anyway,=..."
Grete says, "Oh dear. I feel funny. Doctor? can you help me up?"
the journalist moves into the sitting room.
RebeccaD removes an observer (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mr. Samsa says, "I'm tired..."
Herr Doctor says, "Of course, my dear"
Mrs. Samsa says, ""who is ill?""
MikeS comes in and shuts the door behind it.
Mr. Samsa says, "I'm going to my room...if anyone cares..."
An entrance: RickS portraying the journalist.
the journalist comes in from the Kitchen surrounded by the smell of strudel.
the journalist says, "is the insect here?"
Herr Doctor says, "would you like to lie down"
Grete tries to rise, but overbalances and falls against the wall.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
Grete giggles.
The Charwoman has left
DanU leaves for The Hallway
Grete says, "Yes, please."
Herr Doctor picks Grete up and carries her up to her room.
the journalist goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
KateF teleports out
JohnS leaves for The Hallway
Barrault's Guest teleports out
AlexeiB teleports out
MikeS removes Gregor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
RebeccaD teleports out
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Gregor goes upstairs. It seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
The costume for an observer has just been returned to the closet.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RebeccaD comes in and shuts the door behind her.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Hallway
AlexeiB teleports in
Mr. Samsa goes north (n) to the kitchen.
AlexeiB removes an observer (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from Kitchen
RebeccaD teleports out
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
DanU leaves for The Hallway
AlexeiB teleports out
An entrance: AlexeiB portraying an observer.
AlexeiB teleports in
AlexeiB teleports out
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Hallway
DanU leaves for The Samsa front yard
The costume for Gregor has just been returned to the closet.
The costume for Mr. Samsa has just been returned to the closet.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RebeccaD comes in and shuts the door behind her.
An entrance: RickS portraying the journalist.
the journalist arrives and glances this way and that.
RickS puts the journalist (Costume) in the costume closet.
RickS goes out.
RebeccaD goes north (n) to the kitchen.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind her.
RickS goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
RickS arrives and glances this way and that.
RickS goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from The Hallway
JohnS leaves for The Samsa front yard
The costume for Herr Doctor has just been returned to the closet.
RickS arrives and glances this way and that.
RickS moves into the sitting room.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RebeccaD teleports in
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RebeccaD teleports out
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
MikeS arrives from The Hallway
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
MikeS removes Herr Doctor (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Herr Doctor says, "We mustn't give up hope. There are great things on the horizo n."
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
MikeS leaves for The Hallway
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: KateF portraying Grete.
KateF teleports in
KateF leaves for The Samsa front yard
The costume for Grete has just been returned to the closet.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RebeccaD comes in and shuts the door behind her.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RebeccaD teleports out
An entrance: Barrault's_Guest portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Barrault's Guest teleports in
Barrault's Guest teleports out
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind her.
RickS removes Mr. Samsa (Costume) and easily slips the costume on.
Mr. Samsa goes upstairs. She seems preoccupied and doesn't look back.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: RickS portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa arrives and glances this way and that.
RickS puts Mr. Samsa (Costume) in the costume closet.
RickS goes out.
RickS comes in and shuts the door behind her.
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
RickS has logged out.
RickS has logged out.
An entrance: AlexeiB portraying an observer.
AlexeiB teleports in
RickS has just connected to ATHEMOO and entered this room.
RickS goes home.
AlexeiB teleports out
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
An entrance: AlexeiB portraying an observer.
AlexeiB teleports in
RebeccaD has arrived.
KateF teleports in
an observer says, "so are we done now?"
An entrance: Barrault's_Guest portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Barrault's Guest teleports in
Mrs. Samsa says, "are we still here?"
JohnS teleports in
an observer says, "it's been quite a show! i'd love to see the transcript of thi s."
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
RebeccaD teleports out
The Charwoman has left
JohnS teleports out
an observer says, "kate?"
an observer says, "are you there, kate>"
Barrault's Guest teleports out
an observer says, "so i guess we're done, right?"
KateF leaves for The Samsa front yard
AlexeiB teleports out
The costume for an observer has just been returned to the closet.
An entrance: Barrault's_Guest portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Barrault's Guest teleports in
The Charwoman comes bustling in.
The Charwoman has left
Barrault's_Guest has logged out.
Barrault's_Guest has disconnected.
The housekeeper arrives to remove Barrault's_Guest.

U,up (hallway) - E,East (Sittingroom) - N,North (Kitchen) - Out (The Front Yard)

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