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Tolu, Tolu (aka Tolu2, African-American playwright, 19__-____), “Oops! Story One,”

a 10-minute drama in English, set down the street from the White House at the U-8 bus stop at 7th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A., 7:00 p.m., still light and bright, late August, 1961,

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; • © 2002 by Tolu Tolu; • in Tolu Tolu’s Oops! Then You’re Dead (Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A.: The Author, 2002); • script/rights available from Tolu Tolu, P. O. Box 48331, Washington, D.C. 20002-0331, U.S.A., telephone (home) 202) 331-4418, e-mail Tolu2Books@aol.com, telephone (home) 202-331-4418. • Cited by Tolu Tolu via postal mail September 17, 2003; Tolu says,

§ Dramatis Personae Sweetie Pie (f), 16 claiming to be 20, married mother; The Street Monster (m), 30, cruddy, dirty, street guttural, hard, despicable-looking; Narrator (f offstage), Sweetie Pie’s internal voice.

§ Synopsis A disgusting man surreptitiously accosts a woman at a bus stop, causing her to flee in an unhailed taxi.

§ Comment Little action occurs onstage. The Street Monster speaks, and a female narrator behind the curtain vocalizes Sweetie Pie’s thoughts and emotions. • Little or no cost to produce. • The playwright experienced this episode “in 1961, a time not all that long ago when even in the nation’s capital women were still openly considered the property of men.” • “Miss Tolu Tolu, P.O. Box 48331, Washington, D.C. 20002-0331, U.S.A., telephone (home) 202-331-4418, SpeakertoWomen@aol.com, www.Tolu2Books.com Experienced motivational speaker on life management issues for women. Speaker to groups and providing seminars on Women’s Roles in the 21st Century, Stop Giving Away Your Control, Breaking Off a Piece [ based on an Excerpt from Tolu2’s book Why and How Woman Are Exploited by Men Worldwide], No One Is Responsible for You but You: Feel Good Now and Not Pay Later. Seminars on What you Must Know About Your Credit and Good Financial Health. Experienced in cultural diversity. Completed extensive world travel 2001-present, speaking to women’s groups worldwide on Women’s Roles in the 21st Century, Gender Bias and Issues that Impact Females Worldwide. Authored and published the books: Why and How Woman Are Exploited by Men Worldwide (2003), Oops! Then You’re Dead (2003).“—Tolu Tolu (author) on AuthorsDen, https://www.authorsden.com/tolutolu, accessed September 22, 2003.

§ Themes bus stop, dominance, escape, feminism, rape, self-empowerment.

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