The Upstairs Hallway

(performance #2 Hallway log click here)

You climb the stairs, creaking on a few.

The hallway is long enough to converge into a point in the distance. There are rooms on both sides, a stairway
up and another down.
The carpet is a dark maroon with a worn area down the center. At certain points the wood floor is exposed.

You see a hall mirror (recording), bookjacket, a crack in Gregor's door, and The Charwoman here.
Obvious exits: stairs up to Gregor's Attic, east to Gregor's Room, down to The Foyer, southeast to Grete's room, west to The parent's room, and north to The three lodgers' room
You peer into the dim hallway.

An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from The Foyer
JohnS leaves for Grete's room
An entrance: RebeccaD portraying the journalist.
RebeccaD teleports in
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from Grete's room
the journalist says, "What have you been doing there?"
Herr Doctor says, "nothing, nothing at all"
Herr Doctor stuffs grete's night gown into his bag
the journalist says, "Well the, you probably don't have any stories for me, do you?"
Herr Doctor says, "this is a medical mystery "
the journalist says, "Oh! What are you doing with that gown?"
Herr Doctor says, "nothing"
Herr Doctor says, "what gown?"
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Foyer
The reporter nods, winks and puts a thumb up.
Herr Doctor says, "why hello mr. samsa"
The Charwoman says, "[to Herr Doctor] How do you do?."
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer creaks on the stairs below, then comes up and peers into the dim hal lway..
Mr. Samsa says, "hello to you Doc...hows it going"
the journalist says, "I'm getting really tired of all this nodding and winking. Surely there are more interesting things to be set up to do..."
an observer tosses away the applecore.
Herr Doctor says, "splendidly, and yourself?"
The Charwoman says, "[to Mr. Samsa] How do you do?."
An entrance: KateF portraying Grete.
KateF arrives from The Foyer
An entrance: AlexeiB portraying Gregor.
AlexeiB teleports in
The observer utters, "There are people with the reputation for being polite in public who forget their manners when at home."
The Charwoman says, "[to an observer] A room full of nobodies..."
Mr. Samsa says, "a bit tired lonley you got anything that could help me out?"
the journalist says, "Grete, have you given Herr Doctor your gown?"
An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from The Foyer
Mr. Samsa says, "WHAT WHAT...Grete you better not have"
Grete says, "why does the doctor need my gown?"
Herr Doctor says, "what qown?"
the journalist says, "I don't know, but he has it under his coat."
Mr. Samsa says, "WHAT WHAT"
Grete says, "you're wearing what under your coat?"
Mr. Samsa says, "let me see"
Mr. Samsa says, "NOW"
Herr Doctor says, "nothing"
an observer says, "Mr's Samsa, the doctor may give you some morphine if your asthma acts up."
Grete says, "O dear god."
the journalist takes out notebook and immediately begins taking copious notes
Mr. Samsa says, "Yeah morphine sounds good right now"
Gregor says, "i saw him masturbate over it. twice."
Herr Doctor says, "twice?"
the journalist takes even more frantic notes
an observer says, "who the bug?"
Mr. Samsa says, "What paper are you from anyways"
Mr. Samsa says, "YEah the bug"
an observer nods.
Gregor backs slowly into the corner
the journalist says, "Insect Times"
The Charwoman says, "[to the journalist] Disgusting!"
an observer looks at the insect with disdain.
Mr. Samsa says, "Ah and can I see your credentials or I will have to ask you to leave"
Herr Doctor avoids eye contact
The Charwoman says, "[to an observer] Disgusting!"
Mrs. Samsa says, "enough of this nonsense - you are all lunatics"
Grete looks through a crack in Gregor's door.
the journalist says, "I'm just doing my job, sir"
Gregor says, "insect times? i used to subscribe until i became one... can be on the cover page?"
Mrs. Samsa says, "what exactly is your job sir/"
The Charwoman says, "[to Gregor] Disgusting!"
Grete shouts ferociosly, "I take care of him, NOONE ELSE!"
Mr. Samsa says, "and who asked you here in the first place...this is my flat mam ..."
Mr. Samsa says, "you like to think so Grete but your doing a piss poor job at it "
an observer whispers, "If you throw the applecore at Gregor we may be done with him.
an observer hurredly exits down the stairs towards the kitchen.
the journalist says, "About that cover story...we'll have to get a photographer in here soon. Will your family agree?"
Mr. Samsa says, "hes crazy and hungry all the time...good job yeah right we all need to send hiim to an insect home"
The Charwoman says, "[to Mr. Samsa] Disgusting!"
Herr Doctor says, "i'll take care of you, baby "
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer creaks on the stairs below, then comes up and peers into the dim hallway..
Mr. Samsa says, "HELL no no cover story"
Herr Doctor says, "did i say that out loud?"
Herr Doctor says, "shoot"
an observer picks up applecore.
an observer tosses away the applecore.
LaurieP leaves for The parent's room
DanU leaves for The parent's room
Herr Doctor picks up the applecore
Gregor says, "sometimes i am happy to be a bug.. as in happy to be not human, ot herwise i'd..."
the journalist picks up apple core, considers it, and tosses it away again
Gregor says, "shoot, he's got the appelecore..."
Gregor runs for cover
an observer goes west.
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer has arrived.
an observer enters the insect's room.
Grete says, "gregor! where are you?"
The Charwoman says, "[to Grete] Well, if you 'look' you may find an exit to your liking."
the journalist picks up apple core again, throrws it toward Gregor's hiding plac e
Grete enters the insect's room.
Gregor peaks from underneath the couch
Herr Doctor wings another applecore at gregor
Gregor says, "oh, thanks a lot, press!"
The Charwoman says, "[to Gregor] You are most welcome!"
JohnS leaves for Gregor's Attic
JohnS arrives from The Hallway
JohnS leaves for Rixax's Study
Gregor says, "i'm outta here"
AlexeiB leaves for Gregor's Attic
AlexeiB arrives from The Hallway
RebeccaD leaves for Gregor's Attic
RebeccaD arrives from The Hallway
Gregor says, "this is my room..."
the journalist says, "Hello, Gregor, let's talk about that sotry for the insect times, shall we?"
The Charwoman says, "[to the journalist] How do you do?."
[Gregor's Room]: an observer says, " throw apple at Gregor" through a crack in t he door to the hall.
Gregor says, "sure, i'd love to. at least until someone else comes..."
JohnS arrives from Rixax's Study
Gregor says, "what do you want to know?"
JohnS leaves for The Foyer
the journalist says, "How long have you been this way? And what did your family think at first?"
Gregor says, "when i was a child i used to do animal impersonations, so when thi s happened..."
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa has arrived.
[Gregor's Room]: Grete says, " gregor? come in here. it's so nice under the couch. and then papa won't try to hit you anymore." through a crack in the door t o the hall.
The reporter, eyes narrowing, says, "Just what part do you play in the bigger pi cture here?"
Gregor says, "they thought it was one of the more elaborate tricks..."
The Charwoman says, "[to the journalist] Just watch your manners here people."
Mr. Samsa says, "Grete I need to talk to you"
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from The Foyer
An entrance: KateF portraying Grete.
KateF arrives from Gregor's Room
Gregor says, "i think i remind them of their worst..."
the journalist winks at Gregor and takes some more notes
Mr. Samsa says, "Grete I need to toalk to you"
Grete says, "gregor? please!"
An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from The parent's room
Herr Doctor observed, "He nerved himself to the great effort of pushing an armchair to the window, then crawled up over the window sill and, braced against the chair, leaned against the windowpanes, obviously in some recollection of the sense of freedom that looking out of a window always used to give him."
Grete says, "yes papa?"
Mr. Samsa says, "Doc I got to tell you make no sense at all"
Mrs. Samsa says, "is anyone hurt?"
the journalist sighs and shakes his head
Mr. Samsa says, "not that I know of..."
Mr. Samsa says, "Grete we need to talk"
Grete move to gregor
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer walks nonchalantly out of Grete's bedroom.
Gregor says, "oh, here they all are again. mr. samsa's family freak show! and th ey're calling me a pest..."
RebeccaD leaves for The parent's room
Mrs. Samsa says, "what was going on in there?"
Grete says, "gregor? just go in your room now. PLEASE. i'll bring you dinner. "
Herr Doctor says, "what were you doing in her room, sir?"
Gregor says, "@go the parent's room"
Mr. Samsa says, "Gregor now calm down it was gods intention to make you a bug"
an observer says, "uhh"
an observer picks up applecore.
Grete says, "what papa? what do you WANT from me?"
AlexeiB teleports out
Mr. Samsa says, "now come into my room and lests talk"
Herr Doctor shows the observer the pink slippers
DanU leaves for The parent's room
JohnS leaves for The parent's room
Mrs. Samsa says, "what is all the comotion in my bedroom?"
an observer says, "You must survive"
Grete says, "why am i always in charge? "
Grete sighs
an observer hurredly exits down the stairs towards the kitchen.
Grete says, "GREGOR!"
LaurieP leaves for The three lodgers' room
An entrance: RebeccaD portraying the journalist.
RebeccaD teleports in
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
Herr Doctor has arrived.
KateF leaves for The parent's room
the journalist says, "Well, Doctor, what do you think of this strange family?"
the journalist says, "Doctore? Are you still here?"
An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from The three lodgers' room
RebeccaD leaves for Gregor's Room
RebeccaD arrives from The Hallway
Herr Doctor says, "yes, yes i am"
LaurieP leaves for Grete's room
Herr Doctor says, "can i be of service?"
Herr Doctor says, "what was that?"
JohnS leaves for The parent's room
RebeccaD leaves for The parent's room
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer creaks on the stairs below, then comes up and peers into the dim hal lway..
an observer enters the insect's room.
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer has arrived.
an observer goes west.
An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from Grete's room
LaurieP leaves for The parent's room
An entrance: KateF portraying Grete.
Grete has arrived.
KateF leaves for Gregor's Attic
KateF arrives from The Hallway
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer has arrived.
an observer hurredly exits down the stairs towards the kitchen.
An entrance: RebeccaD portraying the journalist.
RebeccaD arrives from The parent's room
RebeccaD leaves for Gregor's Attic
RebeccaD arrives from The Hallway
the journalist looks around, sighs and turns away from the room
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer creaks on the stairs below, then comes up and peers into the dim hal lway..
Grete says, "YOU!"
the journalist says, "Is it always this crazy here?"
An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from The parent's room
Grete says, "why did you make Me kill my brother?"
an observer says, "the bug costume has behas returned to the closet. YOU DID IT! "
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
Herr Doctor has arrived.
Grete says, "You're impartial. he's not your brother. Why me?"
Herr Doctor says, "I've never seen anything like this," shaking his fists in the air.
an observer says, "That's actually the way it works in the novel. Even tyhough s he doesn't mean it."
The observer remarks, "this is too much."
Grete says, "i know...but that doesn't mean she/i has to like it."
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa has arrived.
LaurieP leaves for The three lodgers' room
DanU leaves for Gregor's Room
DanU arrives from The Hallway
The reporter says, "woah...."
RebeccaD leaves for The three lodgers' room
KateF leaves for Grete's room
Mr. Samsa enters the insect's room.
Herr Doctor thinks "now where's that champagne"
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa has arrived.
DanU leaves for The Foyer
an observer enters the insect's room.
RickS has arrived.
RickS hurredly exits down the stairs towards the kitchen.
JohnS leaves for Gregor's Room
JohnS arrives from The Hallway
An entrance: RebeccaD portraying the journalist.
RebeccaD arrives from The three lodgers' room
JohnS leaves for Grete's room
RebeccaD leaves for The Foyer
An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from The three lodgers' room
LaurieP leaves for Gregor's Attic
LaurieP arrives from The Hallway
LaurieP leaves for Gregor's Attic
LaurieP arrives from The Hallway
LaurieP leaves for Rixax's Study
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa walks nonchalantly out of Grete's bedroom.
DanU leaves for The parent's room
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa has arrived.
DanU leaves for The three lodgers' room
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The three lodgers' room
DanU leaves for Gregor's Attic
DanU arrives from The Hallway
DanU leaves for The Foyer
An entrance: KateF portraying Grete.
KateF teleports in
KateF leaves for The three lodgers' room
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from Grete's Room
LaurieP arrives from Rixax's Study
JohnS leaves for The Foyer
LaurieP leaves for The Foyer

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