Sunshine Super Girl
Next Occurrence : Fri 2nd Sep 2022
Before Ash Barty lifted the trophy at Wimbledon, there was Evonne Goolagong.
A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne. Hers is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream. With the support of an outback farming town, Evonne rose to become the number one tennis player in the world and a household name by the age of 19.
This heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country. With its distinctively Australian sensibility and humour, Sunshine Super Girl asks us to consider our nation’s future and the part we can play for the ‘next Goolagong’ waiting in the wings.
This landmark new Australian work - by Performing Lines Productions and presented by State Theatre Company South Australia - is written and directed by Yorta Yorta / Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!).