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IMBI LEILI LING PLAYS RIVER MURELLO


The rock of the family, River keeps everyone and everything on track.

 Imbi Leili Ling is playing the role of River Murello


Imbi Leili is an extremely passionate and dedicated actress having worked on her craft since the age of 8. Her authentic versatile acting is influenced by her years of study at renowned institutions such as 16th Street, The Film and Television Studio International Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology (BFAA), The Actors Lab, Gas Works Theatre and Perry Studios. She is a library of characters both comedic and dramatic.

RIVER MURELLO

The younger sister of Brick, River grew up admiring her big brother from afar, although she never really got to know him.  Both were sent to boarding schools in different countries and were rarely brought home to reunite.  River attended school in Switzerland with the intention she would go to finishing school and marry royalty.  

River was beautiful like her mother, but also turned out to be extremely intelligent (also like her mother).  Unlike Ruby, however, River dreamed of realising her potential - perhaps taking n accounting, or law or international politics.  She finished her schooling two years ahead of her contemporaries, but her desperate desire to connect with her family caused her to follow in the theatrical tradition, although she was drawn more to arts administration than feeling a need to be on the stage itself.  Whilst River never saw herself as a performer, she craved the day when she would be working side by side with her big brother.  River was accepted into Yale and specialised in theatre management.


Newly graduated, River was excited to have the chance to work with the entire family in the 'family business'.  This closeness and interconnections something her soul has cried out for her entire life.  Also, in a family of actors, being the one they look to to keep things going and holding it all together for them has her eager to please.  Also, the chance of being the senior stage manager of her own theatre as this early stage of her career is incredibly irresistible - and a little bit terrifying.  River sees this as a chance to develop her skills in a safe and loving environment.  Yes, in many of the most important ways they are all complete strangers, but they are also family... blood.

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CHAPTER 26: The Outrageous Compromises

CHAPTER 26 The Outrageous Compromises

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Episode 24 - The Calming

INT.BISTRO.SIENNA AND BRICK ARE HAVING A DRINK.MICHAEL WALKS IN AGITATED AND HEADS STRAIGHT TO THE BAR.
BRICK
Oh, look, your dad has just come in.
SIENNA
Where? (turns head) Oh, there he is.Oh dear, he does not look happy.
BRICK
I wonder what has him so riled?
SIENNA
Ah, my guess is that would be me.
BRICK
Why, what did you do?
SIENNA
He rang me just before we went out shopping and I burst into tears and told him the whole sorry story.Obviously I was feeling a whole lot less confident then, than I do now with all the help and support you and Emerald are giving me.
BRICK
I think we should invite him over.He should hear the good news,That way he will be able to sleep tonight.
SIENNA
The good news! Hah.
BRICK
Now, now, I thought we were past all that.You take another swig of that very effective Margarita and I will bring him over.
SIENNA
Mmmm.Good idea.Order me another while you’re up there.This one is going down very easy.(both laugh).
BRICK
It’s a good thing you are my cousin or I could have my wicked way …

Episode 26 - The Remonstration

INT.  BACK STAGE.  RIVER AND FRANK ARE GOING OVER THE SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT DAY.
RIVER Yes, Frank, that should work.  I nearly had a heart attack when the supplier rang and gave me the final dimensions!
FRANK No stress, Miss Drummond.  Every problem has a solution.
RIVER (laughing)  Frank, we are going to be working together quite intimately for a long time to come, so I think you can start calling me River.
FRANK Thanks River.  I wasn’t sure.  What, with you being the boss’s daughter and all.
RIVER When we are here at Dramaticus I am the Head Stage Manager, not Ruby’s daughter.  You are the Technical Manager and we are going to have to develop a strong working relationship in order to make this theatre work.  We can’t do that if I am putting on airs and graces, or if you think you can’t speak opening and honestly with me without fear of repercussions.
FRANK That is true.  I am very relieved to hear you say that. 
RIVER Look, it’s getting late and there is not much more we can do today.  How about…