Country Arts SA

Sunshine Super Girl - Port Pirie

A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne Goolagong.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details

Category

Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Aug 24, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 24, 2022

Venue

Northern Festival Centre

Location

106 Gertrude St, Port Pirie SA 5540, Australia

A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne Goolagong. Hers is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town, rose to become the number one tennis player in the world and a household name by the age of 19.

Evonne Goolagong’s heart-warming 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.

This landmark new Australian work is written and directed by Yorta Yorta / Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!).

Sunshine Super Girl is destined to become a legacy piece, one that celebrates our history, reflects on our struggle for equality, and shows how the spirit can overcome in spectacular ways.” – The Conversation, Liza-Mare Syron Jan 2021

Sunshine Super Girl transforms Sydney Town Hall into a tennis court, with traverse seating banks like bleachers. We sit down and are immediately ready for a match. What better mindset for a play about one of our greatest athletes, Evonne Goolagong Cawley?” – Sydney Morning Herald, Cassie Tongue Jan 2021

Warnings:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guests are advised that this performance may contain images of people who are deceased. Mild coarse language, adult themes, flashing lights & haze.

Recommended for age 12+


For more information visit https://www.countryarts.org.au/events/sunshine-super-girl/