A Modern Guide to Heroism & Sidekickery

Theatre / Cross-Artform
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A superhero story that refuses to read like a comic book. Michelle Zahner joyfully mixes comedy, poetry & movement to work out how being a 'superhero' in the 'real world' really works. How do you rescue people from depression, or a broken friendship? How do you fight a cyclone, or a rabid llama, or the patriarchy? What do you call a boy damsel? And shouldn't there be a villain somewhere?
With limited powers and more responsibility than she wants she finds herself dealing with media hype, impossible expectations, protest groups and sponsorship deals. Batman never had to deal with this s**t.
Michelle invites the audience to be a part of the story, to add their own questions and maybe even take up a mask themselves.

Presented by:
Michelle Zahner

Michelle Zahner tells stories through theatre, comedy and circus. She has performed in Edinburgh, London and across Australia with companies including; Vulcana Women’s Circus, Violet & Veruca, Screen Rebels, Black Fox Theatre, Pentimento Productions & La Boîte Theatre. Her work joyfully explores the ridiculousness of life, the messes we make for ourselves, and why somedays we’d rather watch Netflix than live our lives. Michelle invites her audience to take responsibility for the stories we tell each other and ourselves. Previously she co-wrote/produced ‘HolePunch’ (Adelaide Fringe, Anywhere Festival, 2High Festival) and co-devised/produced ‘Luster’ (Adelaide Fringe, Wonderland Festival, 2High Festival) and is very excited to be bringing her first solo show home to Australia.


The Gold Digger at Fringe Central

Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 6003, WA