A TOUCH OF DESTINY (ACT 11 SCENE 1-3)

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ACT II  SCENE 1

SETTING:    Dr BANJO’s office is furnished with a big table and consulting chair, well lit with a big sofa at

  a corner of the office and neatly arranged files on the shelf.

  AT RISE:   Dr BANJO is busy with paper work when his secretary enters into the office.

          TIMI’s Secretary

 Sir, Miss SCOTT is here to see you

          TIMILEYIN     

Oh! Yes please let her in

        TIMI’s Secretary 

Ok Sir

(BIMPE walks in while the secretary exits)

        BIMPE     

 Hello Dr BANJO

        TIMILEYIN       

 Hello, it is nice to see you

        BIMPE      

Same here, I hope there is no problem, you asked to see me urgently

       TIMILEYIN      

Nothing too serious really, How is WUNMI?

       BIMPE

She is fine

(Quite anxious)

Is there something you noticed during her last consultation

       TIMILEYIN    

Take it easy I promise everything is fine

       BIMPE

Alright, so what do you want to discuss with me?

       TIMILEYIN   

I want to refer WUNMI to another colleague for her follow up visits.

He is equally competent, he is Dr WILLIAM

       BIMPE    

Why?

This is sudden there must be a reason for the decision

      TIMILEYIN     

I am relocating

(stutters)

      BIMPE    

You don’t sound convincing

Are you sure everything is fine?

I hope you are not in any kind of danger?

You know TIMI, apart from being WUNMI’s psychiatrist we also regard you as a friend.

If there is any problem whatsoever, please share, we just might be able to help with a solution.

WUNMI has gotten super fond of you and she would be unhappy that you are referring her to a colleague.

     TIMILEYIN    

Trust me there is no problem I am relocating for the sake of my daughter I want her closer to her late mom’s family.

     BIMPE

Ok

I wish you the very best but please stay in touch. Thank you for helping WUNMI pull through , God bless you.

I would appreciate the contact address of the doctor we are being referred to.

    TIMILEYIN

Sure, no problem

    BIMPE      

Ok thank you

    TIMILEYIN       

You are welcome

(BIMPE exits the room)

                                       LIGHTS FADE

                                      (END OF SCENE)

ACT 11 SCENE 2

                                                                                                                                                                                 

SETTING:    DR WILLIAM’s office/reception

AT RISE:    A receptionist is well dressed and sitted at the reception desk while DEWUNMI and BIMPE

            sit at the waiting area.

            DEWUNMI

I still don’t understand why TIMI left without saying goodbye. He made it even worse by referring me to another physician.

            BIMPE    

I already explained this severally, he had to relocate for his daughter’s sake. Besides, he sent his apologies. Give Dr William a chance, you just might just be happy he referred you to him.

           DEWUNMI

I seriously doubt that

(The receptionist gets off a phone conversation and ushers DEWUNMI into the doctor’s office while BIMPE stays behind)

          DEWUNMI  

Thank you

(At another portion of the stage DEWUNMI walks into Dr  WILLIAM’s office; a typical consulting room with chairs and tables)

          DR WILLIAM

Good day Miss FALADE

          DEWUNMI      

Good day Doctor

          DR WILLIAM

You may sit

         DEWUNMI

Thank you

          DR WILLIAM

I would like to assure you that Dr BANJO has given me a detailed brief on your medical condition and management guidelines.

          DEWUNMI    

Ok

           DR WILLIAM

How are you today?

          DEWUNMI  

I am fine

            Dr WILLIAM

Have you been regular on your medication?

            DEWUNMI  

Yes I have, although I have noticed this drastic weight gain since I started those medications, I feel the drugs make me hungry.

            Dr WILLIAM

Not to worry, some of my patients on the same meds have made similar complain. I would switch your to another one that is equally good with minimal side effects.

           DEWUNMI   

Alright Doctor

          Dr WILLIAM

Is there any other complain or perhaps something you would like to talk about

          DEWUNMI     

No

          Dr WILLIAM

Ok I would see you in the next two weeks

(Hands her the appointment card)

          DEWUNMI

Two weeks is rather short why not a month?

          Dr WILLIAM

I just changed one of your medications it would be safe to assess you in two weeks to see how you are adapting to the new drug.

          DEWUNMI

 Alright

           Dr WILLIAM

See you in two weeks

(DEWUNMI exits Dr WILLIAM’s office to meet up with BIMPE at the reception)

           BIMPE       

So how was he?

           DEWUNMI   

(Frowns)

I don’t like him much, he is quite old and unfriendly. He listened to my complain though. I hope I would cope fine with him eventually.

           BIMPE   

Oh WUNMI

(Laughs)

Just be patient I am sure you would get along with him just fine

          DEWUNMI    

I pray so

(Rolls her eyes)

     BIMPE    

Ok! Let’s have lunch at Livies

I am famished

(They both exit the reception)                  

                                            LIGHTS FADE

                                            (END OF SCENE)                                                              

ACT 11 SCENE 3

SETTING:    DEWUNMI’s apartment (living room) freshly painted and furnished with beautiful wall

            stickers. The subtle colours white, brown and gold give the living room a cool tone.

            There are two doors attached to the living room one leads outside and the other to the bedroom

AT RISE:    DEWUNMI is on a phone conversation with BIMPE;

            (whose voice is heard offstage)

            DEWUNMI

Hi dear

            BIMPE    

Hello

I hope you have settled into your new home

            DEWUNMI       

Yes I have

Although yesterday was super stressful

            BIMPE       

When do you start work?

            DEWUNMI      

Well, I told the company to give me two weeks to settle down and sort out my accommodation before resuming.

            BIMPE     

Alright, that is good

Enjoy the time you have left before work starts, don’t be too boring, please go out and make new friends

           DEWUNMI

(Laughs)

I would try

I miss you already

          BIMPE        

I miss you too honey but not to worry, anytime I come to that side of town with my husband I would surely visit

(The doorbell rings)

          DEWUNMI

I have to go now BIMMS, I think I have my first visitor.

Talk to you later

          BIMPE   

Ok bye

(DEWUNMI opens the door to a teenage girl)

           LOVELYN 

 Hi there

(Smiles)

           DEWUNMI    

Hello

           LOVELYN

 My name is LOVELYN

 I stay next door

 I watched you move in yesterday

           DEWUNMI

Nice to meet you neighbor

(Smiles)

My name is DEWUNMI

Are you just here to welcome me?

           LOVELYN   

Well, I would also like to borrow a cup of sugar

(Smiles mischievously)

Can I come in?

           DEWUNMI

 Yes you can

(LOVELYN enters the living room and looks around before taking her sit)

Why is a pretty girl like you not in school?

          LOVELYN

We are on midterm break

           DEWUMI

Oh! OK

Are you home alone?

           LOVELYN

Yes I am

Dad has gone to work but he left a number to call

in case of emergencies

           DEWUNMI

What about Mum?

Did she also leave an emergency number?

          LOVELYN

Well, I don’t know my mother

I didn’t get to meet her

She died years ago

It’s just dad and I

          DEWUNMI

I am sorry about that

          LOVELYN 

It’s no problem I have always wondered what it would feel like to have a mum

I figure it must be fun to have one

What fun things did you do with your mum growing up?

          DEWUNMI

We are quite similar

I never knew my mum either

          LOVELYN

(Sighs)

Oh well! It was nice meeting you

(Stands)

I have to go now Dad would be home soon

          DEWUNMI

What about the cup of sugar?

         LOVELYN  

Never mind it is not important anymore

       LOVELYN

Bye

       DEWUNMI 

Goodbye                                         LIGHTS FADE

                                             (END OF SCENE)

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