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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 31: The Organised Enquiry

CHAPTER 31 The Organised Enquiry

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Scene 1:  Another production meeting takes place at Dramaticus but the team seem to be more focused on gossip than work.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, Maree Shefford, and Samsara
Scene 2: Sophia finally manages to get in contact with Flora to find out what she is up to in London.
FEATURING: Jaq Avery and Malaynee Hayden
Scene 3: The production meeting continues and Ruby plans Flora's Sweet 16 birthday surprise.
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, Maree Shefford, and Samsara

Meet Emerald Bannister

EMERALD BANNISTER

Emerald has had a difficult life lately. It did not begin this way.  She was raised in a beautiful, loving family and traveled the world with them.  She and her sister, Sienna, were best of friends despite the age difference, and both shared the dream of becoming actors like their father.  The talks Michael was having with Disney was actually for a television series starring both young women and their future looked bright.

Five years ago in Las Angeles the family were driving home from dinner when a drunk driver ran into their car.  Emerald's mother was instantly killed and her father and herself were permanently injured.  Only Sienna escaped unharmed and even though her sister stayed with her and supported her completely, Emerald could not help feeling resentment that she was left unscathed.  

Emerald suffered burns to 40% of her body and has been left with permanent burn scars on her legs and face, as well as an enduring weakness.  The doctors have done what they …

CHAPTER 30: The Consumated Operations

CHAPTER 30: The Consumated Operations
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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 …