A Story Written By Dominic Awoleye…
ACT 1:SCENE 1
Starts with a typical wedding setting, the Priest, Bride, best man and Bridesmaids and few family members. It’s a moderate wedding setting. The vow is exchanged.
Priest: Do you Charles Ojo; take Doris Bamidele as your lawful wedded wife? To have and to cherish, to love and to hold, in sickness and in health, for riches and for poorer till death do you part?
Charles: I do
Priest: Do you Doris Bamidele; take Charles Ojo as your lawful wedded husband? To have and to cherish, to love and to hold, in sickness and in health, for riches and for poorer till death do you part?
Doris: I do
Priest: I hereby pronounce you Husband and Wife, you may kiss the Bride.
(New Couple exchange kisses)
Priest: (Announces) I present to you, the latest Couple in town! Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ojo!!
(Applause and Cat cries from the congregation)
(Reception Arena. Party scene, dancing, drinking and merriment, couple dancing to music and people spraying money on them. Gifts items are being handed to the best man and bride’s maid. Merriment continues till fade.)
(Night. The couple is sleeping. Husband sleeps with mouth wide open snoring aloud. Wife keeps mumbling incoherently. Husband turns back and forth, wakes and sits up; he wipes his mouth with the back of his palm, stares at the wife with surprise. Taps her awake gently.
Charles: Sweet heart, please wake up (she mutters more incoherent words. He is baffled. He taps her harder) sweet heart wake up!
(Doris wakes abruptly and scared, she grabs her husband for protection)
Doris: Thief! Thief!! Where are they?? (Visibly terrified)
Charles: Honey, take it easy, there is no cause for alarm please, there is no thief anywhere.
Doris: No thieves? Then why did you blow me like that? (Rubbing her side)
Charles: I did not blow you sweet heart; I merely tapped you to wake up because you were talking in your dreams.
Doris: ooh is that why you woke me? That is how I sleep o!
Charles: (Shocked) you mean you normally talk in your sleep? Then how am I supposed to sleep with you talking into my head?
Doris: You are talking, what about you that snore like a Hippo?
Charles: Who snores?
Doris: You of course! Oh! Don’t you know you snore? (Hisses) Your noise shake the whole building like there is going to be an earth quake!
Charles: (Laughing) common get out, it’s a lie, and how can my snore shake the building? Am I King Kong?
Doris: Before nko? (Laughing too)
Charles: It’s alright I agree I snore sometimes but to snore is better than you chanting incantations
Doris: Who de chant incantation? Me? You are not serious o! Please lets go back to sleep joor! I am tired.
(Couple cuddles each other, pulls the duvet over as light fades off)
To Be Continued…