MY FATHER'S WILL........an African play....by
Act One Scene One
At Mr Mark Worthing's compound
Mark: The Morning dew we experience here
in Nigeria, is overwhelming
Cara: you are right though
Mark: I guess we will be at my fathers house
Cara: yes we will
mark leaves the room.....(enters Camilla).....Ca
milla is the house help to Mr and Mrs
Camilla: good morning ma, how was your
night and i hope you slept well!
Cara: yes I did......this weather is just too cold
Camilla takes up the cotton, to bring in some
Cara: there will be no need for that
Camilla: OK ma......what do you prefer for
Cara: bread and tea would be OK for my
husband and me
Mark Worthing enters
Mark: cami were ave you been? I have been
calling out for you
Camilla: am sorry sir I was attending to lady
Mark: Dear you are still on bed? we are late
already.....you know i ave to rush down to the
company today, after we leave my fathers
Cara: alright then....let me go and have my
bathe......ave you had your bathe?
Mark: i haven't but i bet you if i enter that
bathroom, i will be out before you.
Cara: that's because you men don't know how
Mr mark who noticed the presence of Camilla,
asked her to make a cup of coffee for him
Camilla: ok sir, i will leave at once....and
madam I will be in the kitchen preparing
Cara: you may go
Camilla leaves the room
Mark: what is it for breakfast?
Cara: i asked Camilla to prepare something
....so, bread and tea will do.
Mark: OK then......just let me know wen you
have had your bathe....
Mr Mark exit to the main compound.....
Mark calls out for Albert.....Albert is Mr
Mark's gate keeper, and he is also referred to
as "A Clown"
Albert: yes sir!
Mark: why is the gate wide open? haven't I
asked you to always close the gate?
Albert: am sorry sir I was attending to a man
outside.....he say's he is looking for Mr Jerry
and I told him there is no one in this house
Mark: don't be silly.....my name is Jerry
Albert: I had no idea that you name is Jerry...
Mark: now that you know, kindly let him
Mr Dickson is Mr Mark's employee at the
Dickson: greetings to you sir, and how is the
Mark: greetings .....my family and I am doing
fine, please come in
They both shake hands..
Dickson: Thank you sir
Mark: so what brings you to my place at this
Dickson: I have a message for you sir
Mark: Wht is it about?
Dickson: its from Mr john the cashier
Mark: what does John have to say this time?
Dickson: here it is sir!
He hands mark an envelop
Mr worthing later realised that he had not
offerd Dickson anything
Mark: forgive my bad manners Dickson please
what can i offer you?
Dickson: please don't bother sir am OK!
Mark: you cant just come to my house at this
early hour, and not take Anything
Dickson: alright sir, a glass of water will do!
Mark calls out for Camilla
Camilla: yes Sir
Mark: please get Dickson a glass of water.
Mrs cara comes in, in her naitive outfit of
buba and wrapper, with gold necklace around
Dickson: greetings to you lady cara
Cara: greetings Mr Dickson how is your
Dickson: they are well
At the other end of the sitting room, Mr Mark
opens and reads the report that Dickson
brought go him. after reading it, He makes a
Mark: so this is what John has to say to me?
what nonsense! if he does not want his
removal as being the cashier, then he should
better patch things up.
Camilla comes in with a glass of water for
Camilla: here is the glass of water sir
Dickson: thank you Camilla
He drinks the water, and makes an attempt to
Dickson: alright sir i think I have to take my
leave....thanks for the hospitality.....
He turns to miss cara
Dickson: I will take my leave lady cara
Mark: alright let me see you off.
Dickson: alright sir
They both leave the sitting room to the main
compound, and mark sees Dickson off
Mr's cara calls for Camilla
Cara: Camilla were is the breakfast I asked
Camilla: I will be there in a minute...
Camilla enters the sitting room with two glass
cup and a jug of hot water, and places it on
the dinning table, and poured the hot water
in one of the glass cup, alongside tea , a pack
of sugar was also placed on the dinning table
Cara: where is the bread?
Camilla brings along a loaf of bread...
Camilla: here it is ma
Cara: this bread is from what source?
Camilla: it's lobel's bread
Cara: that's good....you may go
Camilla: alright ma
Camilla leaves the dinning and goes to the
kitchen..... Mr Mark comes in......
Cara: you are still not dressed!
Mark: no, but I will in a minute
Miss Cara noticed the awful taste in the
bread, and calls out for Camilla.
Camilla: I am coming ma!
Cara: you said you got this bread from ......
Camilla: from lobels factory ma.....they are
known to be the best producers of bread
Cara: what nonsense...... I asked for bread,
and you gave me this this thing that has no
taste in it....you batter take this thing away
and get me a new one
Camilla: am sorry ma
Mark notices the noice downstairs and rushed
Mark: what is the noise all about?
Cara: it's this lobel's bread CAMI brought for
me, it has no taste at all.
Mark: well that's the kind of bread I love most
Mr Mark takes a glass cup and prepared tea
Cara: you better be quick because I ave
somewhere going to
Mark: to where if I may ask
Cara: to see my Doctor.
Mark: ohh....alright then let me get dressed
and get my car keys.
Mark leave's the sitting room and comes back
a couple of minutes later, in his black intalian
suit, with the long sleeve like that of a
Mark: alright time to go
Cara calls out for Camilla.
Camilla: yes Lady cara
Cara: take care of the house till we get back
Cara and Mark both leaves the sitting room,
and goes to the main compound, and Camilla
sees them off.
Mark calls out for Albert.
Albert: yes sir!
Mark: please open the gate
Mr Mark start's his pathfinder jeep, that he
just bought two months before the new year
eve. and he drove off, and Albert shuts the
Camilla turns to Albert
Camilla: Mr Albert, how are you? and please
make sure you always shut the gate.
Albert put his hand's on his head, in a way of
Albert: see this native she goat o.....so you
have grown wing's abi.....that's why you
could say that to me!
Camilla bean surprised, turns to him..
Camilla: what did i say wrong?
Albert: if not that am a man, you think I will
be here? I should be the one in the
kitchen....atleast I will get to eat up to six
times in a day.
Camilla: see you...you want to be in the
kitchen, your mates are eating elephant grass,
and yu are here chewing your. chord.
Camilla: no. your fore fathers
Albert: may thunder strike your mouth
there.....will you get out of here....
Camilla makes a loud hiss and goes inside....
Albert: its me this two left legged girl is
talking to like this.....she is very lucky that
oga and madam are not around if not I would
have death with her...
Albert goes to his quarters
END OF ACT ONE...Act two coming soon
Created at 2016-11-05
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