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MISUSED OPPORTUNITY (ACT FOUR)

CHARACTERS
Papa Kunle                     -        Kunle’s father
Mama Kunle                   -        Kunle’s mother
Kunle                             
Mr. Shedrach                   -        Kunle’s class teacher
Principal
Bosun                            
Laide                              -        Kunle’s friends
Samson
Amos                             
Landlord                         
Mr. Jude                         -        A wealth chief
Femi                              
Abdulqudus                     -        Kunle’s University friend
Maryam                
Mr. John                         -        Kunle’s lecturer
Mr. Oladipo                     -        Vice-chancellor of his University
Justice Rukayat
Karim (Barr.)                   -        Kunle’s lawyer
Clark
Police 1
Police 2
V.P Admin.


ACT 4
SCENE 1
{KUNLE IS SEEN AT THE RIVERSIDE WITH HIS FRIENDS BOSUN AND LAIDE TALKING TO EACH OTHER}.
Kunle:                   Bosun, Laide by next month I will be living for school and I will miss you guys.
Laide:                    I will miss you too, I will also miss your funny act.
Bosun:                  Me too, I wish you would not leave us.
Laide:                    (turns to Kunle) but which University did the man say he can afford to pay for?
Kunle:                   He said I should pick any University of my choice.
Bosun and Laide:  (at once) what!!!
Laide:                    So which University did you pick?
Kunle:                   I picked Babcock University in Lagos.
Bosun:                  I thank Eledumare. You are going to a big man’s school, you are a lucky boy ooo!!!.
Kunle:                   Yes and I pray for your own success too.
Bosun and Laide:  Amen ooo !!!!! .
Bosun:                  My mum sent me, let me go to where she sent me. We will see later bye for now (turns to Laide) are you going with me or Kunle.
Laide:                    I am going with Kunle.
Bosun:                  Ok bye we will meet at the stream in the evening this same place.

{BOSUN LEFT IMMEDIATELY AND KUNLE ANDLAIDE TOOK ANOTHER DIRECTION}.
LIGHT FADES.

ACT 4
SCENE 2

{KUNLE AND HIS MUM ARE AT THE BACKYARD DISCUSSING WHEN THE LANDLORD THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE BECAUSE THE HOUSE WAS NOT THEIRS CAME TO THE HOUSE AND STARTED MAKING NOISE LIKE A WOUNDED LION}.

Kunle:                   Mama I have bought my bed, cloths, bed sheet, bag with the money that M. Jude gave to me.
Mama Kunle:         Let me see hem now, you bought them and you did not show me.
Kunle:                   It is inside our room.
{SHE IS ABOUT TO STAND UP WHEN THEE LANDLORD CAME IN}

Mama Kunle:         Good afternoon Mr. Landlord hope all is well.
Landlord:               The afternoon is already bad or you and your son.
Kunle:                   (stood up) sir. Please what is the matter?
Landlord:               My house rent, when are you paying it.
Kunle:                   (in a rude manner) is that why you are disturbing he whole neighborhood, come tomorrow afternoon by this time, we would have gotten it.
Landlord:               You better because if I come tomorrow and you tell me stories, I will not hear oooo!!! Bye for now.
Kunle:                   Thank you.
Mama Kunle:         You shouldn’t have talked to him that manner.
Kunle:                   It was due to anger.
Mama Kunle;         Learn to control your anger, it is not for a handsome man like you (jokingly) do you hear me?
Kunle:                   Yes mama, lets go inside, let me show you my things (jokingly) I will not give you.
Mama Kunle:         (Jokingly) me too I will not give you.

ACT 4
SCENE 3
{IT IS EVENING THE EVE OF THE DAY KUNLE IS LIVING FOR SCHOOL. HIS MUM IS SEEN ADVISING HIM ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY LIFE}.
Mama Kunle:         Kunle! Kunle!! Kunle!!! How many times did I call you?
Kunle:                    3 times as papa calls me when he was alive.
Mama Kunle:         By this time tomorrow, you will be on campus to face life. You have to be careful avoid bad friends and company read your books, make me proud, anywhere you go remember the last sentence your dad made before he gave up the ghost, remember the child of whom you are.
Kunle:                   (concentrate) ok mama.
Mama Kunle:         I know I am an illiterate, I did not go to school but what I use to hear about the University is a different case you have to be careful about bad friends. It will just at the end lead you to destruction, you have to be careful.
KUnle:                   Mama I am promising you that I will never let you down, I will always make you proud anywhere I find myself.
Mama Kunle:         (Nods her head) and I pray Eledumare will help you.
Kunle:                   Amen.
Mama Kunle:         Let me Pray for you.

{SHE PRAYED FOR HIM AND THEY BOTH WENT TO BED}

LIGHT FADES.

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