Australian sporting hero Evonne Goolagong celebrated on stage @The Art House

by LukeAdmin

Before Aussie tennis legends Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios came the incredible Evonne Goolagong and for one night in October The Art House stage will transform into a tennis court to tell her story in Sunshine Super Girl.

This biographical portrait of an Indigenous sporting icon is told using a unique blend of theatre and physical movement choreography by Yorta Yorta/Gunaikurnai theatre maker Andrea James. It follows Evonne’s story from small town tennis club, through discrimination and personal tragedy, to the courts of Wimbledon.

Sunshine Super Girl originally opened in 2020 at Griffith Theatre and since found its’ way on stage through COVID to a limited audiences at Sydney Festival in 2021. The Art House is proud to be part of the 2022 tour to finally bring this incredible part of Australian history to a wider audience.

Sunshine Super Girl is not only an important Australian story, but a highly entertaining and innovative piece of theatre in its set, choreography, narration, and clever transformation of space. We are in the business of telling stories and we’re proud to bring Evonne’s tale to audiences in such a captivating way.” says Executive Director, Anne-Marie Heath.

This is the second production to tell a piece of Indigenous sporting history on The Art House stage this year after Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre which revealed the often-unknown story of the first international test cricket team of 1868.

Sunshine Super Girl is about a girl from the bush who dared to dream and continues to this day to inspire and give hope to thousands of young girls across the country.

The Art House presents

Sunshine Super Girl

Sat 15 October 7:30PM

Tickets: Adult $42, Concession $37, Under 30: $25

From / 02 4335 1485

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