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Episode 3: This Acting Life
Astari, a recent Indonesian arrival to Australia, spends a week with the Blackwood Players, one of Australia's oldest amateur theatre groups. They are in rehearsal for 'Lovin' that Cruise', a madcap musical written by Martin, the director.

She meets the very large cast, works hard at bump-in day, practises her lines, helps with costumes, sells programs, and finally gets her moment in the spotlight on opening night.

Episode Credits
Guest:Astari Kusumawardani

Host: Blackwood Players

Thanks to:
Martin Barbary
Kay Lindsberg
all the cast and crew of Lovin' that Cruise

Narration: Peter Goers
Resident Expert: William McInnes

Producer: Sarah Tooth
Series Producer: James Roberts
Executive Producer: Barry Mitchell

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Blackwood Players

Theatre Australia

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