VictoriaARK Theatre Lilydale
Athenaeum Theatre Lilydale
The Bakery The Basin Theatre
BATS Theatre
Beaumaris Theatre
BrightonTheatre Company
Cranbourne Community Centre
The Croydon Parish Players
Eltham Little Theatre
1812 Theatre
Encore Theatre
Essendon Theatre Company
Frankston Theatre Group
The Hartwell Players
Hats Theatre Company
Heidelberg Theatre Company
Knox Theatre Company

Malvern Theatre
Mitcham Theatre Group
Mordialloc Theatre Company
Peridot Theatre
Phoenix Theatre
Saltpillar Theatre Company
Sherbrooke Theatre Company
Stageworks Theatre
Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group
Swamp Fox


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ARK Theatre

Lilydale
Booking: 0491 151 340

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2018 Season

Centenary - The Yarra Valley Remembers

A presentation tribute by ARK Theatre, in conjunction with the Lilydale R.S.L. Sub-branch to the men and women of the Yarra Valley who served our nation during WWI overseas and on the homefront. Through songs , poems and sketches we share local stories of the times - including those of Madam Nellie Melba, Ralph Goode, Mrs Aneas Gunn, J.D. Burns and C.J. Dennis.
All funds go to the Seville War Memorial.
Season: Sunday November 11. 2018 at 20m. Venue" Lilydale High School Performing Arts Centre Melba Ave. Lilydale.


2019 Season

Cinder-FELLA Revisited

A Fundraising Pantomine being presented by How Dramatic (written and directed by Julie Cunningham) in collaboration with ARK Theatre to raise money for a verysick young local boy.
Seasson: January 2019

Visiting Mr Green

Written by Jeff Baron & directed by Lisa McNiven.
Season: April 2019

Becky's New Car

Written by Steven Dietz & directed by Louise Woodward.
Season: September 2019

 



Athenaeum Theatre Lilydale

Bookings: 61 3 9735 1777

The History Boys

The History Boys is set in the fictional Cutlers' Grammar School in the 1980s. In this award-winning play, Alan Bennett evokes the special time that the "sixth form" represents in an English boy's life. In doing so, he not only raises universal questions about history and how it is tauhgt, but also questions more generally the purpose of education today. "A play of depth as well as to dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny", - the Daily telegraph (London).
Season: November 8 - 24. 2018.


 

 

The Bakery

Bookings: 61 3 9758 3964

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2018 Season

Gulls

A compassionate comedy about a brain-damaged man who is cared for by his sister at a beach cottage.
UNabler to converse with those around him, he shares his feelings and observations with the audience.
Season: October 4 - 27. 2018.

2019 Season.

Sideways the play

Adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel,Sideways follows two friends - Miles and Jack - and their hilarious journey into the heart of wine country/ along the way, Miles and Jack meet Maya and Terra and together face uncertain futures...just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present.
April 4 - May 4. 2019

 

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Beaumaris Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 9583 6896

 

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Brighton Theatre Company
Bookings: 1300 752 126

 

 

The Croydon Parish Players
Bookings: 0447
014 584 between 1pm & 3pm.
www.CroydonParichPlayers.com

 

 

 

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Eltham Little Theatre

Bookings: 0411 713 095

 

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Loot

A black farce masterpiece, Loot follows the fortunes and misfortunes of two young amateur thieves, Hal and Dennis. Dennis is a hearse driver for a funeral parlour. After robbing the bank next door they hide-out with the loot in Hal’s home. Hal's mother has just died and the pair conceal the money in her coffin, hiding the body in a cupboard. Playing with all the conventions of popular farce, Orton creates a world gone mad and examines in detail mid-century English attitudes.
Season: November 15 - 30. 2018

 

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EEssendon Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 3 9330 4808

 

 

 

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1812 Theatre

Inquiries 61 3 9758 3964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1812, 2018 Season

The Pink Panther Strikes Again.

The world's most unusual criminlogist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, fights for his life and for the future of all mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his brilliantly successful and utterly clumsy career. Paul Freyfus, once his long-suffering boss, now turned into a raving lunatic, holds the world at bay with the ultimate weapon, the Doonsday Machine. Dreyfus is out to get Clouseau, the man whose underserved success that has driven him crazy, and he threatens to vaporize continents if the nations of the world con'e deliver Clouseau to him alive or, if at all powssible dead.
Blissfully unaware that the army of deadly assassins is gunning for him, or that beautiful girl who seeks him out is a Russian agent, Clouseau incredibly stumbles and slips by every attack. However the world is running out of time because the increasingly frustrated Dreyfus, doodling witht he Doomsday Machine is running out of patience.
Season: November 15 - December 8. 2018


2019 Season

Breaking the Code

The story of Alan Turing depisted in the in the 2014 Oscar Winning Movie The Imitation ame

Alan Turing was a mathematical geiua who devised the means of crcking the German nigma code, used to send mesages to their U-boats in World War II, and in doing so madea significent contribution to winning the war. It was on Churchill's specific instructions that Turing was given the resources he required to accomplish this most important task - and his personal bahaviour - and his personal behaviour tolerated during the dark years of World War II.
In the years following WWII the significance of his contibution was overlooked and in a now less tolerant environment he was imprisoned for his personal indiscetions, and abandoned by the country ha had contibuted so much to saving.
Without his work, the Nazis might well have won the wear and our world would be a very different place. In acknowledgement of his contrution, Queen elizabeth II pardoned Turing in December 2013, 59 years afer his death.
Season: February 21 - March 16. 2019

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

A timeless tale of "whodunti", Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap strands seven strangers in a country house during a blizzard. only to discover there is a murdere in their midst! Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid past, shredding moment the identity and the motive of the killer are finally revealed>
Agatha Shristie's The Mousetrap is the longest running show, of any kind, in the world. Running continously in London's West End for over 60 years. It opened in November 1952 at The Ambssors Theatre in London and moved to St. Nartin's Theatre in Mar4ch 1974 where it is still ruinning until this day.
Season: May 23 - June 25. 2019

One Flew Over the Cuckoo'a Nest

Presented by Centestage Youth Theatre

McMurphy thinks he can get outof coing work while in prison by pretending to be mad. His plan backfires when he is sent toa mental asylum. He tries to liven the place ap a bit by playing card games and basketball with his fellow inmates, but the head nurse is after him at every turn.
Season: June 25 - July 6. 2019

Baskerville

Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Get your deerstalker cap on - the play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes and Watson must crack the mystery of Teh Hound of the Baskervilles before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
A fast-paced adventure with everune's favourite detective, giving hos most notorious case. ive actors play more than 40 characters in this joyful, mischevious, comedy thriller.
Season: August 8 - 31. 2019.

Ghosts

Mrs Alving has spent her entire life keeping secrets about her late husband. As she prepares tp open an orphanage iin his honour, her only son returns home with a deadly illness, looking for answers, while an old family friend begins digging into the family's past. Trapped in the confines of a srtict society, the truths that Mrs
Alving thought were long-buried are suddenly returning to haunt her.
SeasonL October 3 - 26. 2019

Leading Ladies

Jack and Leo are two Englidh actors whose careers are not exactly going to plan. They are broke and have resorted to performing in questionable plays in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. Whena n opportunity presents itself that could change their lives the question is, just how far are they prepared to go for a large pile of cash and the girls of their dreams?
Season: November 14 - December 7. 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES

The production of a play at the 1812 Theatre involves far more people than just the actors on the stage. For example we need set builders, backstage crew, backstage management, costume making, front of house helpers, technical crew/bio box/lighting and sound technicians.

All these functions are provicec by a small army of volunteers.

WHY DO THEY DO IT?
It is an extremely rewarding experience, it builds lifelong friendships. It enables them to utilise existing skills as well as develop new ones. They have a lot of fun and laughs and enjpy 7being part of a production which they are proud of and which brings enjoyment to the many people who attend the performances.

Whether it's a barbie in our backyard area, movie nights or other get togethers, we realise our volunteers are our lifeblood and a pretty social bunch too.

If you are aged between 14 and 80 and this sounds like something that you may be interested in doing, please read on to find out what is involved behind the scenes.

SET BUILDING:
No production is complete without the set on the stage. Thr building of the set involves design, painting, carpentary, furniture restoration and electrical work. This could range from hanging a picture to building a staircase.

Experienced chippies. electicians, artists, designers are always welcome along with people who are eager to learn ad willing to get their hands a bit grubby.

While the sets are being built the costumes designed and made. Working with the director this involves machine and hand sewing and fitting of outfits on the actors.

BACKSTAGE:

This involves the changes made to the sets on stage during the live performances. This could range from providing an empty cup to an actor at a critical time before thay go on stage to changes between acts while the lights are down.

If you can tip toe in the darkness and enjoy the adrenalin rush of being involved in a live performance, without being an actor on stage, this is for you.

FRONT OF HOUSE:
The face of 1812, you could be the lovely lady or gent greeting our patrons at the door, guiding them to their seats and making sure the audience refreshments between the acts and after the performance are ready to go when needed.

At the end of the evening you get a chance to mingle with the actors, director,and other behind scenes volunteers.

TECH CREW//BIO BOX:
The designers choreograph the lighting and sound as part of the preproduction of the play. The technical crew and bio box operate the soud and lighting during each performances. You may be working with special effects?
With a wide range of lighting and sound equipment available, working in time with actors on stage, its a great experience to be the one bringing the stage alive with massive claps of lighting and rumbling thunder or the soft chirpd in a lush foredt dcene.

Whether you experienced or simply full of enthusiasm and ready to learn, thios may be for you.

STILL INTERSTED RING 1812 on 9758 3964 or email admin@1812theatre.com.au

 

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Encore Theatre

Bookings: 1300 739 099

 

 

2018 Season

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Behind the Scenes

Encire Theatre needs you in 2017 to help the company survive.

Do you have a retired friend or family member looking fir a fun way to meet new people and give back to the community?

Encore Theatre is in desperate need of volunteers to join our set-bulding team. Without them, we may need to cease production, No expreience necessary. Any handyman skills A plus.
To volunteer contact Encore Theatre on 1300 739 099 or encoretheatreau@gmail.com

 

 

Frankston Theatre Group
Bookings: 1300 665 377

 

The Hartwell Players
Bookings: 61 3 9889 5006

 

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Heidelberg Theatre Company
Bookings: 9457 4117

 

2018 Season

Inheritance

The 80th birthsay of twin sisters dibs and Girlie should be a cause for celebration, but as the family gathers in the mallee the question of who will inherit the farm dominates. Inheritance pits old rural values against new political realities, exposing fault-lies running through three generations.
Season: November 16 - December 1. 2018.

HTC Youth - Alice in Wonderland

A brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's c;assic works.
This adaptation from the creative minds that have brought past youth worlks promises to be a crazy, spirited adventuire for children aged six up.
Season: December 7 - Decmber 15. 2018 Tickets open September 1. 2018


Behind the Scenes

There's so much more to do at HTC than just being in the audience. The theatre is looking for enterprising individuals to come aboard backstage in a number of diverse and exciting positions, ranging from assistant stage managing and crew to operations in lighting and sound. These backstage positions - working with experienced theatre veterans in all areas - offer an exciting glimpse into the world of community theatre, and how it really does take a village to make a show.

If you're interested in getting involved, HTC email us at htc@htc.org.au.

Don't delay - no two HTC shows are ever the same experience!


 

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Malvern Theatre

Bookings: 1300 131 552

Season 2018

Tarantara! Tarantara!

The play tells the story of two unlikely partners who were grought up together long enough for the world to receive one of the greatest musical gifts has ever known.
The famous Gilbert & Sullivan partnership: the association with D'Oyly Carte, the mouunting success, the divergences of temperant and conflicting ambitions. Gilbert's obsession with his 'lozenge' story and the trouble it caused. Sullivan's lavish social life and its disruptive consequences, his illhealth, the famous tragi-comic quarrel over a new carpet for the theatre - these and many other episodes are covered. Musical excerpts from the well-known operas are hreaded into the story.
Season: October 26 - November 10. 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Mordialloc Theatre Company

Bookings: 03 9587 5141

 

 

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Peridot Theatre

Bookings: 0429 115 334

2018 Season

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Sylvia

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he finds in the park. A street-smart mixture of Lab nd Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife, she offers Greg an escape from the frustations of his job and the unkowns of middle age. To Kate, Syliva becomes a rifal for affestion. And sylvia thinks Katre just doesn't understand the relationdhip between amn and dog.
Season: November 16 - December 1. 2018.

2019 Season

Brilliant Lies

An adult comedy about a woman who accuses her former employer of harassment and unfair dismissal after failing to comply with his sexual demands. Williamson turns his penertating eye and sharply focused wit t issues of political correctness and sexual harassmentz.
Brilliant Lies is a stimulating contribution to the continuing debate oon our chnging social values. It looks at the clash between different perceptions of truth and the wternal battle between sexes. Set in the 1990s when the phrase sexual harassment was still relatively new to the workplace setting.
Season: February 1 - 16. 2019 at 8pm. Matinee Sunday February 3. 2019 at 2.15pm. Twilight Sunday February 19. 2019 at 4pm.

Crimes of the Heart

This tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe and Lenny. who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husbnad. The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Each has endured her share of hardship and misery.Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relatiionships while coping with Baba's latest incident. Each sister is forced to face tha consewuences of the crimes of the heart she has committed.
Season June 7 - 22. 2019 at 8pm.
Matinee Sunday June 9. 20199 at 2.15pm. Twilight Sunday June 16. 2019 at 4pm.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Two Jewish families are forced to hide from the Nazis in a secret annexe in Amsterdam. IN her tiny room. Anne Frank keeps a diary, detailoing the claustrophbic realities of daily existance experienced by the families. She also records her own coming of age, battling low spirits and loneliness, fighting with her mother, and falling in love for the first time. Despite her oppressive circumastances, her spirit shines through as she voices her belief that people are really good at heart.
Seaon: Augst 9 - 24. 2019 at 8pm.
Matinee Sunday August 11. 2019 at 2.15pm.
Twilight Sunday August 18. 2019 at 4pm.

Stage Kiss

Art imitates life, Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reaqlity as the story onstage follows them offstage. There's mot one but two plays-within-a-play in Sarah ruhl'sStage Kiss, a highly meta-theatrical, fundamentally enjoyable, slightly slight, not-so-romantic comedy pondering the complexity of onstage osculation.
Season: November 15 0 #0. 2019 at 8pm
Matinee Sunday November 17. 2019 at 2.15pm
Twilight Sunday November 24 at 4pm.

 

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering in Melbourne theatre is a wonderful way to make new friends and learn new skills, or polish up some old ones. If you would like to volunteer ad work with Peridot Theatre to create excellentl community theatre,


WHY DO THEY DO IT?
It is an extremely rewarding experience, it builds lifelong friendships. It enables them to utilise existing skills as well as develop new ones. They have a lot of fun and laughs and enjpy 7being part of a production which they are proud of and which brings enjoyment to the many people who attend the performances.
Whether it's a barbie in our backyard area, movie nights or other get togethers, we realise our volunteers are our lifeblood and a pretty social bunch too.
SET BUILDING:
No production is complete without the set on the stage. Thr building of the set involves design, painting, carpentary, furniture restoration and electrical work. This could range from hanging a picture to building a staircase.

Experienced chippies. electicians, artists, designers are always welcome along with people who are eager to learn ad willing to get their hands a bit grubby.

While the sets are being built the costumes designed and made. Working with the director this involves machine and hand sewing and fitting of outfits on the actors.

BACKSTAGE:

This involves the changes made to the sets on stage during the live performances. This could range from providing an empty cup to an actor at a critical time before thay go on stage to changes between acts while the lights are down.

If you can tip toe in the darkness and enjoy the adrenalin rush of being involved in a live performance, without being an actor on stage, this is for you.

FRONT OF HOUSE:
The face of Peridot Theatre- you could be the lovely lady or gent greeting our patrons at the door, guiding them to their seats and making sure the audience refreshments between the acts and after the performance are ready to go when needed.

At the end of the evening you get a chance to mingle with the actors, director,and other behind scenes volunteers.

TECH CREW//BIO BOX:
The designers choreograph the lighting and sound as part of the preproduction of the play. The technical crew and bio box operate the soud and lighting during each performances. You may be working with special effects?
With a wide range of lighting and sound equipment available, working in time with actors on stage, its a great experience to be the one bringing the stage alive with massive claps of lighting and rumbling thunder or the soft chirpd in a lush foredt dcene.

Whether you experienced or simply full of enthusiasm and ready to learn, thios may be for you.

You can find the fun you're looking fr by going to the Peridot website and clicking on Who We Are or by giving Helen MNcintodh a call on 0403 797 709.

 

Phoenix Theatre Company

Bookings: 61 3 9012 5897

 

Sherbrooke Theatre Company

Bookings : 1300 650 209

2018 Season

Secret Bridesmaids Business

It is the night before Meg;s wedding. She and her bridesmaids are planning to kick up their heels during the final hours before the big day. However not everything goes to plan, as a last minute scandal threatens to ruin the whole affair.
Elizabeth Coleman's wonderful characters bring this seriously funny play to life. Never far from reality, it exposes the insanity that can be created as the wedding juggernaut threatens to swerve out of control.
Mariage may be a wonderful thing, but after a night like this, well, could it be really woth it?
|Season: November 16 - 24. 2018.

 

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Stageworx Theatre
3/21 Stud Road Bayswater
Bookings: 61 3 9729 8368
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Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group
Bookings: 61 3 9382 6284

Lamb of God

With a background of the Veitnam War, Jim, in a Catholic education and devout family, is having doubts, but his best mate Mick can't wait to go and fight in Vietnam.
This poignant play was written by John simmons, a Sydey author and playwright with many major cerdits to his name.
Season: Nobvember 8 - 19,at 8pm.15 - 17. at 8pm 11 7 18 AT 2pm.

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Swamp Fox
Bookings: 61 3 9758 3964

 

 



Arts Theatre Cronulla
6 Surf Road Cronulla
Bookings: 61 2 56523 2779

 

Bankstown Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 2 9676 1191

 

Campbelltown Theatre Group
Bookings: www.trybooking.com.au

 

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Cooma Little Theatre - Cooma

Elanora Players
Bookings: 6 2 9982 7364

 

Epicentre Theatre Co.
Ku-ring-gai Town Hall
1186 Pacific Hwy. Pymble

 

Genesian Theatre Company - Sydney
Bookings: 1300 237 217
www.genesiantheatre.com.au

 

 

 
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Gosford Musical Society
Bookings: 61 2 43 233 233

 

Guild Theatre - Rockdale
Cnr Waltz and Railway Streets Rockdale
Bookings: 61 2 9521 6358

 

 

 
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Highlands Theatre Group - Mittagong
Bookings: 1300 657 559

Henry Lawson Theatre Werrington
Bookings: 02 4729 2996

 

 

Hunters Hill Theatre - Hunters Hill
13 Margaret St. Hunters Hill
Bookings: 61 2 9879 7765

King Street Theatre
Bookings: 0415 123 169

Lane Cove Theatre Company
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/GOG

 

Lieder Theatre Company - Goulburn
Bookings: 61 2 4821 5066

Lindsay Street Players.
Bookings: 61 2 4961 4895

 

Maitland Repertory Theatre
44 High Street Maitland
Bookings: 02 4931 2800

Metropolitan Players
Bookings: 61 2 4929 1977

 

Miranda Musical Society
Bookings: 61 2 8814 5827

 

Newcastle Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 2 4952 4958
3pm - 6pm Mondays to Fridays.

 

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Nowra Players - Bomaderry
Bookings: 1300 662 808

Players Theatre
14 Swift Street
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Pymble PlayersTheatre
Cnr Mona Vale Road and Bromley Ave. Pymble
Bookings: 61 2 9144 1523

 

Richmond Players
Richmond School of Arts
cnr March and West Market Sts. Richmond
Bookings: 61 2 8006 6997

 

Rochdale Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 6621 8169

Rockdale Opera Company
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway Rockdale
Bookings: 61 2 4730 932

 

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Roo Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 4297 2891

 

The Sutherland School of Arts
Bookings: 61 2 8091 0768

Tamworth Dramatic Society
Bookings: 61 2 6767 5300

 

The Theatre on Chester
61 2 9877 0081

 

 

 

Woy Woy Little Theatre
Peninsula Theatre 93 McMasters Rd. Woy Woy.
Booking: 02 43 233 233

 

 

Wyong Drama Group - Wyong
Bookings: 1300 655 600

Wyong Musical Theatre
Bookings: 1300 366 470

Young People's Theatre
Cnr Lindsay and Lawson Streets Hamilton

 

 

 

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Adelaide Repertory Theatre
Arts Theatre 53 Angas St. Adelaide
Bookings: 61 8 8212 5777



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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