The Front Yard (for Frontyard Performance 2 click here)

The Samsa front yard
You stand outside the home of Gregor Samsa. He woke up a few mornings ago to find that he had been transformed, during the night, into a giant insect. It looks like rain. There is a hospital looming behind the house.
Type 'enter' or 'in' to visit the house. Perhaps you can find a script and costume that will transform you as well. There is a closet in the foyer that may contain these items.

If you're new to mooing and want some help type 'help'.
Or type help -text- such as help say or help go or help quit
Typing 'l' or 'look' will always tell you where you are. (try 'look plaque')

NOTICE:: Upon entering the house you won't be able to say or emote unless you get a costume from the closet.
(without a costume you can use the 'page' command - type 'help page' for directions.)

Once inside type: look closet
This will give you a list of available costumes and directions on how to 'take one from the closet'.

You see a Bronze Plaque, a security camera (recording), a Gold Plaque, and The Samsa House here.
Obvious exits: Front_Door to The Foyer and south to a small pathway

You view yardtape...

LaurieP teleports in
RickS says, "hi"
LaurieP says, "yes, hello"
RickS goes south.
RickS has arrived.
RebeccaD teleports in
RickS waves.
LaurieP asks, "what do we do in here?"
JohnS teleports in
RebeccaD says, "Hi Rick, we're not all here yet, but the others are on their way "
AlexeiB teleports in
RickS says, "Onceyou go in and take a costume, you recreate a story about a kid who wakes up one morning and is a giant insect."
KateF teleports in
RickS says, "Hi Rebecca."
RebeccaD says, "The system seems to be really slow today. I think we're almost all here now, though."
RickS says, "once inside you won't be able to talk unless you have a costume on. "
LaurieP says, "how do we get a costume"
DanU teleports in
JohnS says, "we have to go inside first"
JohnS says, "look"
RickS says, "if you wnat to communicate without a costume sue 'page' like page r ebecca Hi"
JohnS says, "shoot"
KateF says, "costumes and scripts are in the closet"
RickS nods.
RebeccaD says, "Let's go in then."
RickS says, "once inside type 'look closet'"
A loudspeaker blares, "IMPROVISE!!!"
LaurieP asks, "how do we get in?"
RickS says, "OK! type 'in"
DanU flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind it.
JohnS flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind it.
KateF flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind it.
AlexeiB flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind it.
LaurieP says, "in"
RebeccaD flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind it.
RickS flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind him.
LaurieP flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind it.
DanU teleports in
DanU teleports out
DanU teleports in
DanU flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind him.
RickS comes out of the house and breathes in the damp but fresh air.
RickS flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind him.
RickS comes out of the house and breathes in the damp but fresh air.
RickS goes home.
a puff of smoke, an unraveling of cape, RickS appears.
RickS flings open the front door and walks in. The door closes behind him.
AlexeiB teleports in
AlexeiB teleports out
AlexeiB teleports in
AlexeiB teleports out
RickS comes out of the house and breathes in the damp but fresh air.
RickS goes south.
RickS has arrived.
RebeccaD arrives from The Foyer
RebeccaD says, "Hi Rick. I've finally found my way here. Thanks for joining us ."
RickS exclaims, "this was a great show. They were into it right away!"
RebeccaD asks, "Never shy, this bunch, in spite of their fears about doing it at first. Is it usually this wild?"
RickS says, "more or less. I've seen performances by Manchester U in England. Mo re pub talk, "aye, give the bug a pint why dontya"
RickS asks, "maybe the students will read the book now?"
RebeccaD asks, "What will happen now to this performance? And how do costumes g et reutrned (I just noticed mine went back on its own to the closet)?"
RebeccaD says, "ACtually, I think a couple of them had read it, but I hope all will eventually do so."
RickS says, "The costumes return automatically when the charwoman enters the foyer (it's a check for costumes motion). I have logs of t he performance."
RebeccaD says, "They are still playing -- a play after the play, I think -- and we will be exiting soon. Thanks, again for helping us today. It was great fun. "
Trembling stars appeared...
RickS says, "You can go to my office and read them or I will collate them and se nd you a script for further discussion or performance. Sort"
RickS says, "sort of a virtual script generator."
RebeccaD says, "I'd love to get the collated script, if that's not a big problem ."
RickS says, "no problem."
RebeccaD says, "Thanks, again. I'm going to tell the group to exit now, because we have to give the computer lab back in five minutes."
RickS says, "can I put the whole thing on the website? I would want cast names a nd bios or a program note or somthing fro m each player."
RickS says, "By and tell them congrats from me."
RebeccaD says, "They think they might need to look at the script first because t here's been a rather x-rated story going on in Gret's bedroom whjile we've been chatting. I can send you bios and comments in a few days."
RickS says, "we can edit stuff for the web (unless th students don't want to). I will talk to you more about it."
RebeccaD says, "Thanks. I'll be in touch. Bye..."
RickS says, "I've seen lots of stuff in the logs and understyand the nature of t he installation"
RickS exclaims, "ok then BYE!"
a puff of smoke, a flap of cape, RickS teleports out.
DanU arrives from The Foyer
AlexeiB arrives from The Foyer
KateF arrives from The Foyer
JohnS arrives from The Foyer
DanU has logged out.
AlexeiB has logged out.
JohnS leaves for The Foyer
KateF says, "well that was interesting...until the doctor took it all downhill"
RebeccaD says, "I'll be VEEERRRRY interested in those transcripts when they arrive...."
KateF says, "not really...not if you ever want to respect us again."
KateF says, "john is precocious, to say the lest"
Centilivre's Guest teleports in
RebeccaD asks, "Oh, well, what's a little loss of respect between friends?"
a puff of smoke, an unraveling of cape, RickS appears.
KateF says, "cool entrance rick"
RebeccaD asks, "Hello Guest, do we know you?"
KateF asks, "mike? is that you?"
Centilivre's_Guest exclaims, "No... I am from Britain and there is usually nobos y about whenever i am online!"
RickS says, "Centilivre missed the show but I'm going to do a quik tour"
Trembling stars appeared...
RickS says, "I loved the show today."
RebeccaD says, "We're just leaving. Sorry we can't stay and do another tour of the place."
Centilivre's_Guest asks, "Do you do this a lot? Live theatre I mean?"
KateF says, "really? it was great to do, but it mist have ben frustrating to wa tch."
RebeccaD says, "ACtually, this is our first time."
KateF says, "first time MOOers"
JohnS teleports in
KateF says, "i loved it"
Centilivre's_Guest says, "I am writing a dissertation on cybertheatre... any com ments for me would be great"
RickS says, "I have knon of audience members who have enjoyed walking around and watching the story unfold in the different rooms"
The usher arrives to escort DanU out of ATHEMOO.
The usher arrives to escort AlexeiB out of ATHEMOO

Centilivre's_Guest asks, "Do you know if there are any other live events taking place in the near future?"
KateF says, "it is fascinating to wander, but as a character, there is some pres sure to perform rather than observe"
RickS nods.
JohnS says, "yeah"
RickS says, "the costumes and built-in scripts help with that."
RebeccaD says, "I'm doing a class with these students on theatre and technology (including sites like this). You can e-mail me at rdaniels@stlawu.edu if you ha ve any questions. And I'll ask the students who were here with me today to cont act you as well."
KateF says, "i would like the opportunity to just wander and observe, too"
Centilivre's_Guest says, "thanks Rebecca"
KateF says, "most of us are live-theatre trained, with little to no tech trainin g. this is quite the education."
JohnS asks, "are there more tightly scripted performances?"
RickS says, "nope"
RebeccaD says, "Goodbye everyone. Time to go."
JohnS says, "nice"
RickS says, "sometimes a theme comes up, like mutation/environment or drugs or m adness but the performers generate the story in realtime"
RebeccaD teleports out
JohnS says, "okay"
KateF says, "sounds very cool."
JohnS says, "i have to go"
Centilivre's_Guest says, "I wish I'd seen it..."
JohnS teleports out
KateF exclaims, "gotta go. thanks so much!"
RickS says, "there have been other shows here that are more tightly scripted, Rebecca can ask Juli"
KateF teleports out
RickS exclaims, "BYE!"

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