An Afternoon in the Sitting Room


read chandeliertape
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A tape of the sitting room activities (chandeliertape) lies amidst the
wreckage.

-- Start: Saturday, February 1, 1997 10:47:37 am ATHEMOO time (HST)

RickS turns a Chandelier on. ( This is the hidden camera preshow preset)
RickS goes west.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist enters from the kitchen licking his lips.
An entrance: RickS portraying Gregor.
Gregor enters from the kitchen licking his lips.
look
the Sitting Room
The livingroom is large and open. Heavy curtains are drawn across the windows.

a journalist is standing here.
You see 10 seats, The three lodgers, Grete's Violin, curtains, and a Chandelier (recording) here.
Obvious exits: west to The Foyer and north to Kitchen
Your presence adds new tension to this scene.

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Gregor licks the violin
Gregor sits on an old, worn, comfortable recliner and leans back.
Gregor relaxes away from the humans not seeing the journalist.
the journalist asks Gregor for an interview.
Gregor sits back and nods.
the journalist says, "How do you feel?"
the journalist asks again, more insistingly.
Gregor says, "miserable, I'm hardly aware of anything except exhaustion and a dull pain in my back"
the journalist takes that down, asking "Can I quote you on that?
Gregor says, "sure sure anything. "
the journalist says, "Was there anything you ate recently which seemed old or unhealthy?"
An entrance: TwylaM-S portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa enters from the kitchen licking her lips.
Gregor says, "Only some rotten lettuce."
Gregor says, "I used to help out around here"
the journalist says, "Was that when you were a bug already?"
Mrs. Samsa says, "Mr. the journalist, would you like to sit down?"
Mrs. Samsa says, "Gregor, you aren't boring the man, are you?"
the journalist says, "Thank youm, no...""
Mrs.Samsa sighs, "Ohhhhh" and gasps for breathe.
Gregor says, "I don't remember, but I think I lost my taste for fresh food
after I found myself in this predicament."
Gregor spits, "This can all plausibly be explained at some later date"
the journalist says, "Gregor, did you feel a kinship with bugs in your
childhood?"
Mrs. Samsa says, "I told you to stop spitting. It's rude."
Gregor says, "Mother can you get Grete to come in and play for us?"
Mrs. Samsa goes west.
the journalist says, "So, you still control your mother?"
Gregor tries to hold his head up but begins to gurgle
the journalist takes a photograph.
Gregor says, "No NO Mother is the kindest of hearts, I, I ..."
Gregor gets up from the old recliner.
the journalist says, "Yes, go on, please."
Gregor blinks and looks visciously at the reporter.
Gregor says, "No more photos! or I'm leaving..."
the journalist says, "Sorry, Mr.Samsa, its for the tabloid, you know...""
Gregor says, "Ok you can ask more questions..."
An entrance: MonikaW portraying Grete.
Grete enters from the kitchen licking her lips.
the journalist says, "Back again to that bug question.. did you play with bugs in your say early childhood?"
Gregor smiles up at his sister.
Grete grins stupidly
An entrance: LeeG portraying Herr Doctor.
Herr Doctor enters from the kitchen licking his lips.
the journalist takes a snapshot of that.
Grete walks around as if the floor was covered with purple clouds
Gregor says, "Please Play AHHHHHH I said no more pictures!!!!"
Gregor goes west.
the journalist suspects the abuse of hard drugs and writes that down.
Grete grins and grins and grins
Herr Doctor says, "Gregor, I believe you lost a leg by the sofa"
Grete lovingly picks up her violin.
An entrance: RickS portraying Mr. Samsa.
Mr. Samsa calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
An entrance: TwylaM-S portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
the journalist thanks Gregor for the exclusive interview.
Mr. Samsa Pats his daughter on the head, "Ahhh here's our true talent.
Herr Doctor says, "Mr. Samsa, you have a lovely daughter and wife"
Mr. Samsa nods
Mr.Samsa stands like a statue
Mrs.Samsa screams, "DON'T HURT HIM!"
Grete begins a passionate rendition of Brahms on her violin.
Mr. Samsa smiles broadly.
the journalist heads to the kitchen in search of a telephone.
With every tune Grete takes a step through the room
the journalist goes north.
Herr Doctor suspects that it may be dangerous to play Mendelsohn in this time and place.
Grete steps on one seat
Mr. Samsa says, "shhhh"
Grete plays a gigue on her violin.
Grete comes down from the seat
Mr. Samsa dances
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist enters from the kitchen licking his lips.
Herr Doctor prefers gigues to fugues
Mr. Samsa grabs the journalist and does a gigue
Grete closes her eyes and plays a slow movement of Bach on her violin.
Mr. Samsa says, "ahhhhh"
the journalist gigues back at the man.
RickS activates The three lodgers.
Grete climbs up on the second seat
The three lodgers says, "We must have dozed off... Ho Hum wonder why?"
Grete says, "oops"
Grete realizes that somebody is sitting on the seat she had climbed
Mr. Samsa claps for Grete
Grete places her violin on the floor, out of the way.
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] It's Grete's violin!"
Herr Doctor says, "Dance for us, Grete."
the journalist secretly takes a photo of Mrs. Samsa (for private home use).
Grete says, "I know, it is only me that can play that way"
Herr Doctor says, "Maybe, your brother will join you."
Mr. Samsa says, ""you were asleep and missed it" to the lodgers"
Herr Doctor says, "Gregor, dance with your sister"
Mr. Samsa says, "Ach no"
The three lodgers say, "[to Herr Doctor] There are disgusting conditions
prevailing in this house."
Mr.Samsa glares about.
Grete says, "Herr, Doctor, do you want to dance with me to joy Gregor up?"
Mrs. Samsa murmurs to the journalist, "I have a better photo than that one for your private home use.
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
Herr Doctor says, "Yes, Grete, that would be very nice"
Mrs. Samsa says, "Oh shut up. You can leave if you don't like it."
The three lodgers say, "[to Mrs. Samsa] We give notice and furthermore will not pay a penny for the pitiable time we've endured to date."
Grete says, "I'm learning moo programming and French."
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] Objectification precedes Allegory!"
the journalist passes her a short note with the request for a private home
interview.
Mr. Samsa glares at his wife and suddenly loses his spark
Mr. Samsa sits on an old, worn, comfortable recliner and leans back.
Grete thinks that is how small talk should start
Herr Doctor injects himself with more morphine and thinks about Darwin and Spinoza
the journalist asks for a sample of the morphine (for private home use).
An entrance: Ho portraying Gregor.
Gregor calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
MonikaW . o O ( if the morphine really does its good )
TwylaM-S [to The three lodgers]: You most certainly will pay. Or I'll send
*Gregor* to collect the money.
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
Gregor spits at the guests
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
Herr Doctor injects the journalist with morphine for purely journalistic
reasons
the journalist smiles stupidly....
Mrs. Samsa says, "GREGOR!!! I WON'T TELL YOU AGAIN!!!! STOP SPITTING!!!
IT'S RUUUUDDDDEEEE!!!!"
Mr. Samsa wonders how that would feel
The three lodgers say, "[to Mrs. Samsa] There are disgusting conditions
prevailing in this house."
Gregor goes west.
Herr Doctor wonders if anybody suspects that he is not really a doctor
Mrs. Samsa says, "If I say it again, Gregor, you'll be punished."
Grete tries to get on the other end of the room to get NO more of this
philosophical morphine
The three lodgers say, "[to Mrs. Samsa] There are disgusting conditions
prevailing in this house."
Mr. Samsa nods
Mrs. Samsa says, "I hate when he leaves when I'm talking to him."
the journalist folows Grete.
Mrs. Samsa goes west.
Mr.Samsa wanders around, lost.
Grete says, "I do not like reporters coming so close to me"
the journalist examines Gretes arms for needle injections.
Herr Doctor is hurt that his generosity is taken the wrong way
the journalist , rude as he is, doesn't care about the feelings . He just needs a good story. And more morphine...
Mr.Samsa looks up wild-eyed, "He wants to cover me..."
An entrance: TwylaM-S portraying Mrs. Samsa.
Mrs. Samsa calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
Grete takes away her arm from the journalist's hand and nudges him with her ellbow
Mr. Samsa says, "I don't want him in here."
Herr Doctor feels someone writing something on his back
An entrance: Ho portraying Gregor.
Gregor calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
the journalist is irritated, because he lost momentum.
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
Gregor goes north.
Mrs. Samsa says, "do I have to seperate you two?"
Mr. Samsa gets up from the old recliner.
Herr Doctor can't quite make out what is being written on his back
Mr. Samsa says, "Please please this is all so unfortunate.."
Mr.Samsa glares about.
the journalist goes north, limping a little because of a hurt ankle.
the journalist goes north.
Mrs. Samsa says, "Helmut, who don't you want in here?"
Mrs. Samsa reads "Kick Me" for Herr Doctor.
Mr. Samsa says, "well it's so embarrassing, That damned reporter.."
Mrs. Samsa says, "What did he do?"
Herr Doctor says, "No, Mrs. Samsa, I think I'm being punished"
Mrs. Samsa says, "Well, if enough people kick you ..."
Grete says, "where is gregor?"
Mr. Samsa says, "You, You ineffectual money grabbing, OHHH"
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] Well, if you 'look' you may find an exit to your liking."
Grete begins to weep
Grete says, "I am so worried"
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] Bravo!"
Herr Doctor says, "Gregor"
The three lodgers say, "[to Herr Doctor] There are disgusting conditions
prevailing in this house."
Mr. Samsa says, "he's in the kitchen I hear him bubbling"
Herr Doctor says, "Gregor, tell us what it is like to be a cockroach"
The three lodgers say, "[to Herr Doctor] There are disgusting conditions
prevailing in this house."
Herr Doctor says, "Gregor, do we look disgusting to you?"
The three lodgers say, "[to Herr Doctor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
Mrs. Samsa says, "He left, Herr Doctor. Or are you writing another song?"
Grete says, "I tried to feed him but .... maybe he is getting something to eat when he is alone"
Grete sighs
Mrs. Samsa says, "You're a good girl Grete."
An entrance: Ho portraying Gregor.
Gregor calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
Herr Doctor says, "Song...that's what we need..another song"
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
Mrs. Samsa gives Grete a kiss on her forhead.
Grete thinks it is very silent here today
Mr.Samsa says, "I will keep my uniform on as long as I please."
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist enters from the kitchen licking his lips.
Gregor squeeks, "There's such a thick fog over everything."
Grete says, "rock me rock me"
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
Gregor goes west.
Mrs. Samsa breaks into "I Gotta Be Me"
Mr. Samsa says, "By the hores of Babylon.."
the journalist thinks about rock music not being invented yet.
Grete lovingly picks up her violin.
Grete plays a dissonant chord on her violin and smiles.
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] It's Grete's violin!"
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] Ahhhhhhhhh...."
Mr. Samsa says, "er Shores, shores of Babylon"
Grete closes her eyes and plays a slow movement of Bach on her violin.
Herr Doctor starts singing PURPLE HAZE
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] Ahhhhhhhhh...."
Grete tries to ply louder
the journalist thinks the Docotrs had too much morphine...
Mrs. Samsa isn't sure it's really morphine.
Mr. Samsa says, "He can't hear you, Grete, He's in the closet!"
Mr. Samsa goes west.
The reporter asks, "Can you clarify that?"
An entrance: RickS portraying an observer.
an observer calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
an observer says, "hello, I'm just here to watch, don't mind me."
Grete places her violin on the floor, out of the way.
The three lodgers say, "[to an observer] How do you do?."
The three lodgers say, "[to Grete] It's Grete's violin!"
The observer mumbles, "Oh really?"
Grete rolls her eyes, "sigh..."
the journalist cant help playing purple haze on the violin.
LeeG [to observer]: A voyeauer
The observer mumbles, "Sure thing, mm hmm."
The three lodgers say, "[to the journalist] It's Grete's violin!"
The observer mumbles, "Sure thing, mm hmm."
Grete is suddenly getting nervous surrounded by voyeurs ...
Herr Doctor takes Gretes hand and begins to dance to ease the grayness around him.
The three lodgers say, "[to Herr Doctor] Bravo!"
the journalist goes west.
The observer mumbles, "Sure thing, mm hmm."
Grete surrounded by voyeurs
The observer mumbles, "Oh really?"
Mrs. Samsa says, "grete, you and the doc can take it to your room, please."
Mrs. Samsa goes west.
an observer goes west.
Grete says, "I have to look for my brother"
Herr Doctor says, "Yes, of course"
Herr Doctor goes west.
Grete goes north.
An entrance: LeeG portraying Herr Doctor.
Herr Doctor calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
Herr Doctor goes west.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist enters from the kitchen licking his lips.
the journalist goes north.
An entrance: GeorgL portraying the journalist.
the journalist calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
the journalist goes west.
An entrance: RickS portraying Gregor.
Gregor calmly enters the sitting room and looks about.
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."
The three lodgers say, "[to Gregor] There are disgusting conditions prevailing in this house."

-- End: Saturday, February 1, 1997 12:26:13 pm ATHEMOO time (HST)


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