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A raucous and powerful look at our search for identity

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company & State Theatre Company of South Australia proudly present a strictly limited season of the acclaimed Australian play Sista Girl, by Elena Carapetis (Gorgon) and Alexis West (Echoes …. of Knowing Home).

Playing at Subiaco Arts Centre from Wednesday 9th to Saturday 19th August 2017, Sista Girl is a raucous and powerful look at our search for identity.

Two young women meet face to face for the first time across the bed of a dying man. Strangers to each other but bonded by blood and grief. Sisters. They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation. About the past and secrets. About the women who were their mothers. And about why this man, their father, abandoned one family to make another. When the past is dying and can't say sorry, how do you move on?
Directed by Kyle J Morrison, Sista Girl is an engaging exploration of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, through the story of two women who share a white father. The play was originally written for the brilliant Natasha Wanganeen (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Shadow King) and Nadia Rossi and will speak directly to audiences about questions of identity, grief and the complex nature of family.

Due to family tragedy, cast member Natasha Wanganeen has had to step away from Sista Girl. The role of "Nakisha" will be performed by Sharni McDermott alongside Nadia Rossi.

The Early Bird Offer for Sista Girl has been extended until Friday 14th July 2017. Pay $40 (plus booking fee, regular price, $52). BOOK NOW through Ticketek or call 1300 795 012.

"It is a deftly understated performance, rich in wry comedy and yearning for lost connections." - The Australian

"A powerhouse performance with outstanding acting, creative set-design and important social issues at the forefront, Sista Girl will mesmerise you ... this is an outstanding production not to miss." - Glam Adelaide

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When: Wed 9 Aug - Sat 19 Aug 2017
Where: Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road Subiaco, WA 6008
Cost: $25 - $52
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