Before Barty, there was Goolagong. The inspiring tale of 1970s Indigenous Australian tennis ace Evonne Goolagong Cawley makes it way to the stage in Sunshine Super Girl, a heartwarming theatre tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess has inspired our nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country.
The Dunstan Playhouse Stage will be transformed into a tennis court as Sunshine Super Girl chronicles the life of Evonne, from her early years hitting a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home in Griffith, NSW, to becoming the number one tennis player in the world and a household name by the age of 19.
Hers is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who, with the support of an outback farming town, dared to dream. With its distinctively Australian sensibility and humour, Sunshine Super Girl asks us to consider our nation’s future and what part we can play for the ‘next Goolagong’ waiting in the wings.
This landmark new Australian work is written and directed by Yorta Yorta/Gunaikurnai theatre worker Andrea James (also author of the book Yanagai! Yanagai!).
As a special offer for State Theatre Company South Australia partners, staff at Flinders University can receive $10 off adult tickets to all performances of Sunshine Super Girl (excluding Opening Night on Tuesday 6 September). Simply use the code EVONNE10 at checkout when booking online or call 08 8415 5353.