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Jaclyn Lombardo, Axle Gunn, April Garreffa, Maree Shefford, Jaq Avery, Scott Knight, Justin Groves, and Imbi Leili Ling
THE PLAYERS BACKGROUND
Welcome to our podcast soap opera called 'The Players'.  We will follow the trials and tribulations of setting up a theatre company as brother and sister fight for artistic control and the children struggle to find their identities. Half sisters and brothers are pitted against each other daily.  Ruby, having grown up under the shadow of her more talented brother Michael, finally has the upper hand with financial control.  Talent versus money as the offspring challenge each other and play power games whilst the layabout husband, Edward, debauches his way through Ruby's money and reputation.  Welcome to Dramaticus Theatre Company.

THE FAMILY TREE
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Michael Bannister (56)         Ruby Drummond (51)                      Edward Drummond (40)
(Artistic Director)                            (CEO)                                                 (Actor)
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Sienna  (25)    Emerald (20)                     Brick (24) River (20)                    Flora (15)
Bannister       Bannister                          Murello     Murello                        Drummond
(Actor)           (Designer)                          (Actor)     (Production Manager)     


    

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CHAPTER 28: The Snubbed Kiss

CHAPTER 28 The Snubbed Kiss LISTEN HERE
SCENE 1: The Snub (cont.) Kirana interrupts Ruby's conversation with Sophia and Henri comes to the rescue.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd, Malaynee Hayden, Maree Shefford, and Damian Vuleta.
SCENE 2: The Kiss Sienna settles Edward into her dressing room to help him with his makeup and their relationship becomes a whole lot closer.
FEATURING: Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Sophie Rose.
SCENE 3: The Celebration The cast of Richard III get an enthusiastic response to their opening performance and they take a moment to celebrate.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Sophie Rose
Transcripts below.

SCENE 1: The Snub
(DRAMATICUS FOYER. OPENING NIGHT PRE-SHOW)
RUBY
Let’s agree we both made the wrong assumptions, eh? Do you like Henri’s designs?
SOFIA
Si. I have always dreamed of wearing and Ensemble gown.
RUBY
We can definitely do something to make that dream come true.
SOFIA
Oh, no. That would be too much.
RUBY
Nonsense. Henri and I are good fri…

CHAPTER 29: The Explored Congratulations

CHAPTER 28 The Explored Congratulations
LISTEN HERE SCENE 1: The Congratulations Henri convinces Ruby and Michael to make post-show speeches.
FEATURING: Axle Gunn, Maree Shefford, and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 2: The Exploration Henri convinces Ruby to explore a deeper intimacy.
FEATURING: Maree Shefford and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 3: The Recovering Emerald and Brick find themselves vying for Kirana's attention.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd, Justin Groves and Samsara
SCENE 4: The Intrigue Sophia finally meets Edward face to face.
FEATURING: Malaynee Hayden and Scott Knight

Scene 1: The Congratulations
(OPENING NIGHT POST SHOW DRINKS IN THE FOYER. HENRI AND RUBY ARE TOASTING)
HENRI
’Ere is zee champagne. And now a toast to la plus belle femme du monde - Ruby Drummond!
RUBY
That is most flattering Henri.
(THEY CLINK GLASSES AND SIP) And I respond with a toast to the most charming man in the world!
(THEY CLINK GLASSES AND SIP)
HENRI
Zis could be zee beginning of a beautiful relationship, oui?
RUBY
Oui, Henri. But seriously. Than…

CHAPTER 30: The Consumated Operations

CHAPTER 30: The Consumated Operations
LISTEN HERE
SCENE 1: The Consumation Edward invites Sienna up to his hotel room for a night cap after a long day.
FEATURING: Jaclyn Lombardo and Scott Knight
SCENE 2: The Operations (pt 1) Ruby calls the family together for a production meeting.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, Maree Shefford and Samsara
SCENE 3: The Operations (pt 2) The family convinces Ruby to go against her wishes for the good of the company.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, Maree Shefford and Samsara
SCENE 4: The Hiring Maree invites Kirana to her office for a meeting.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd and Maree Shefford.

SCENE 1 (EDWARD’S HOTEL ROOM)
SIENNA I’m exhausted! I am glad the season is only 4 weeks. I don’t think I could handle this marathon for longer than that.
EDWARD Come, come Si. Take a seat while I pour you a brandy.
SIENNA Mmmmm. Brandy! You better be careful Ed or I’ll fall asleep.
EDWARD …