It is warm and dark in this room. Mr. and Mrs Samsa's bedroom is comfortable and yet somehow, mysterious. You
feel tempted to 'sit' on the bed.

You see a Grandfather clock (recording) here.
Obvious exits: east to The Hallway

The Parents' Room (parent's room performance #2 click here)

An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from The Hallway
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Hallway
Mr. Samsa says, "hey baby :)"
Mr. Samsa says, "did you talk to them?"
Mrs. Samsa sinks into the duvet on the bed and almost disappears.
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer has arrived.
an observer says, "oops"
an observer goes east.
Mr. Samsa says, "say this is our room get out"
Mr. Samsa sinks into the duvet on the bed and almost disappears.
Mrs. Samsa says, "when did you get in here?"
Mr. Samsa says, "just a few minutes a go I needeed a nap"
Mr. Samsa says, "did you talk to the children"
Mrs. Samsa says, "are you crazy?"
Mrs. Samsa says, "I need a long nap -very long"
Mr. Samsa says, "no but they are...where did we go wrong?"
Mr. Samsa says, "yeah me too"
Mrs. Samsa says, "Well.. then we'll sleep for a while"
Mr. Samsa says, "ok..."
Mrs. Samsa says, "can anyone come in here besides us?"
Mr. Samsa says, "say rember that song you used to sing to me.........yeah anyone can come in"
Mr. Samsa says, "sing it to me please :)"
Mrs. Samsa says, "I will not be singing any songs darling, not today - i need to rest"
Mr. Samsa says, "ok I'll just rub your back and you can fall asleep..."
Mr. Samsa says, "I'll go talk to the kids...do you need some aspirin?"
Mrs. Samsa says, "that sounds delightful"
Mr. Samsa says, "ok I'll go get some"
Mr. Samsa gets off the bed rested and ready to confront whatever.
Mr. Samsa goes east.
Mrs. Samsa says, "what is with the clock in our bedroom - it's always still"
LaurieP leaves for The Hallway
Mrs. Samsa gets off the bed rested and ready to confront whatever.
An entrance: RebeccaD portraying the journalist.
RebeccaD arrives from The Hallway
the journalist sinks into the duvet on the bed and almost disappears.
An entrance: AlexeiB portraying Gregor.
AlexeiB teleports in
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Hallway
the journalist says, "Hello Gregor. What are you doing in here?"
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from The Hallway
the journalist says, "Well, it looks like everyone has followed us in here. So much for the private interview..."
Gregor says, "i think i'm going to follow you. you seem to be calm.. and you don 't have any apples on you..."
the journalist says, "Not at the moment, no"
Mr. Samsa says, "there will be no interviews in my own room.."
Herr Doctor finds an apple on the floor
Mr. Samsa says, "I have an apple Gregor tlak to me"
the journalist says, "I think I'll just leave you Samsas alone for a while"
the journalist gets off the bed rested and ready to confront whatever.
RebeccaD teleports out
Herr Doctor goes east.
Mr. Samsa gives an apple to his son with a faint smile
An entrance: KateF portraying Grete.
KateF arrives from The Hallway
The apple lodges in the shell of Gregor 's exoskeleton and begins to rot.
Mr. Samsa says, "here ya go...hey now that I have both of you here sit down on t he bed"
Gregor says, "sis, save me from these aweful people"
Grete says, "grogor? i'm sorry..."
Mr. Samsa says, "we need to talk"
Gregor says, "i'm not grOgor, grete..."
Grete says, "it's too late papa."
Mr. Samsa says, "why? :("
Grete says, "but you ARE on your way out. "
Gregor begins to feel dizzy
Mr. Samsa says, "gregor you okay?"
Grete says, "because papa. i killed gregor."
Mr. Samsa says, "Well now that its over want some ice cream"
Grete sinks into the duvet on the bed and almost disappears.
Gregor drools a green substance and twitches uncontrollably
Grete says, "papa? you're sick!"
An entrance: JohnS portraying Herr Doctor.
JohnS arrives from The Hallway
Grete cries and runs from room
Herr Doctor says, "what was that noise?"
An entrance: RebeccaD portraying the journalist.
RebeccaD arrives from The Hallway
Gregor says, "i am almost happy to be dead, because i won't be with you..."
Mr. Samsa Kneels beside his ailing son
The rooting apple has infected Gregor and he has trouble seeing.
Grete "I think he understands that his mother just can't bare to see him ."
Mr. Samsa says, "Son I nned to to tell you something"
Herr Doctor says gently, "It's admirable how human beings can simply accept and learn to cope things that are at first sight, repulsive and improbable."
The reporter asks, "Can you clarify that?"
Mr. Samsa says, "DOC can you help him?"
Mr. Samsa says, "DOC DOC help my dying son"
Mr. Samsa says, "I'm so sorry grgor"
Mr. Samsa says, "gregor"
Grete says, "gregor? i'm sorry. i love you."
Herr Doctor says, "i'll see what6 i can do"
Mr. Samsa says, "GREGOR dont leave us"
Herr Doctor says, "let's see"
Mr. Samsa says, "GREGORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"
Gregor says, "i forgive you for you have been blinded by your own jealousy..."
Gregor loses control of his bodily functions
Mr. Samsa says, "NO"
Mr. Samsa says, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo"
The reporter thinks aloud, "Am I going to be able to give an accurate picture of what's going on? Will the news be coloured by my perception of it?"
Mr. Samsa says, "DOC clean that up will ya"
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer has arrived.
Herr Doctor says, "there appears to be some sort of fruit rooted in t\his dorsal plate"
Mr. Samsa wispers into gregor's ear
Gregor says, "i can't move..."
Mr. Samsa says, "I know it was you"
Herr Doctor says, "too much for me"
Gregor dies with a shudder and disolves into the floor
Herr Doctor says, "oh, well"
Grete says, "O god."
Mr. Samsa says, "it wsa you al along wans't it"
Grete cries
The reporter says, "woah...."
Mr. Samsa says, "Ah well who wants Ice cream"
Herr Doctor says, "is there still a champagne cart?"
Mr. Samsa says, "Lets go its on the reporter"
Grete says, "you heartless bastards!"
An entrance: LaurieP portraying Mrs. Samsa.
LaurieP arrives from The Hallway
Grete says, "mama, i killed gregor."
Mr. Samsa pokes his son one last time with the broom
Mr. Samsa says, "Man he had a good life"
Mr. Samsa pokes him again
Mr. Samsa says, "eww I see his inserds"
the journalist shakes his head and puts his notebook away
Grete says, "how? he lived under a couch! he was a BUG!"
an observer says, "the bug must die and make way for a time of healing, new hope s, springtime and raves and water conservation."
Mr. Samsa says, "man what I would ggive to be a bug"
Mrs. Samsa says, "did he suffer?"
Grete grete hangs her head
Herr Doctor takes the broom from mr. samsa and continues poking gregor
Mr. Samsa says, "kind of...he was a bug honey"
Mr. Samsa says, "hey I'm the only one that pokes my son"
Mrs. Samsa says, "excuse me?"
Grete gets off the bed rested and ready to confront whatever.
Grete goes east.
Mr. Samsa says, "hey doc...give hiim mouth to mouth"
Mr. Samsa says, "qquick revive him..."
the journalist says, "This family is too strange. Not even the readers of Insec t Times will believe this!"
an observer goes east.
Herr Doctor tries to perform cpr
Mr. Samsa says, "we need a hundred millliters of sline...stat"
Mr. Samsa says, "IV now"
RebeccaD leaves for The Hallway
Herr Doctor says, "wait, that's not his mouth"
Mr. Samsa says, "we're losing him PEOPLE"
Mr. Samsa kneels down by his son...tells him
Mrs. Samsa says, "I'm leaving "
Mr. Samsa says, "you were my best child"
Herr Doctor says, "damn it, i'm a doctor, not a miracle worker"
LaurieP leaves for The Hallway
Herr Doctor goes east.
Mr. Samsa says, "north"
AlexeiB teleports out
Mr. Samsa goes east.
An entrance: DanU portraying Mr. Samsa.
DanU arrives from The Hallway
Mr. Samsa sinks into the duvet on the bed and almost disappears.
Mr. Samsa lays down to take nap
Mr. Samsa nap
Mr. Samsa says, "oh man where did I go wrong"
Mr. Samsa says, "where"
Mr. Samsa starts to cry
Mr. Samsa starts to moan in despair
Mr. Samsa says, "WHY WHY me why me"
Mr. Samsa gets off the bed rested and ready to confront whatever.
Mr. Samsa goes east.

Back to the St. Lawrence Performance Table of Contents