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Ademola, Ade (Nigerian-American playwright, screenwriter, jurist, 19__-____), “Misbegotten,”

a 40-minute drama, in eight scenes, set in London, England, 2003,

2m1f

;  •  © 2003 by Ade Ademola;  •  in Ade Ademola’s Misbegotten (Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000);  •  script/rights available from Ade Ademola, 10 Plaza Street, Brooklyn, New York 11238, U.S.A., telephone (home) 718-789-6928, e-mail ade685@msn.com (if using e-mail, please follow with a telephone call unless you receive reply to your e-mail within 48 hours), http://hometown.aol.com/ade685/myhomepage/writing.html.  •  Cited by Ade Ademola, via ftp, March, 5, 2003; Ademola says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Mr. Wilcox (m), 46, but looks older; Ben (m), 28, writer, compassionate, newly-arrived; Miss Millie (f), 59, _____.

  §  Synopsis “In Miss Millie’s lodgings, Mr. Wilcox, a lonely, repressed man who looks and dresses older than his age, finds unexpected friendship with a newly-arrived lodger, Ben, as the newly-liberated Wilcox pursues almost obliviously and happily this friendship, he finds himself confronted by his true need, his core, true hidden self, desire, and yearning. The consequences are unsettling.

  §  Comment “Set: sitting room with a dining area. Breakfast has just been completed in a couple of scenes. In one, a fresh plate of breakfast is brought to table; it is uneaten and need not be real.

   §  Themes disappointment, fear, friendship, joy, loneliness, resignation. 

See also Ade Ademola’s

  • Embankment,” a 30-minute sardonic comedy-drama, set on a bank of the River Thames, England, night, circa 2000, 1m1f
  • The Happy Idea,” a 90-minute drama in eight scenes without intermission, with some music and songs, set in London, England, circa 1980, 2m2f
  • How the Cookie Crumbles,” a 4-minute comedic mime of bad manners, set in U.S.A., 1988, 1m1f (variable casting)
  • Oluronbi,” a 40-minute bare-stage classically-structured poetic drama in English, set in the courtyard of Oluronbi’s quarters, in the Kingdom of Ife, in West Africa, ancient times, 1m3f (+ optional extras as supplementary chorus)


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