A Modern Guide to Heroism & Sidekickery
  • Adelaide Fringe

A superhero story that refuses to read like a comic book. Michelle Zahner joyfully mixes movement, poetry & comedy 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 rabid llamas, or the patriarchy? What do you call a male damsel? And shouldnt 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. To take responsibility for the stories we tell ourselves, each other and maybe even take up a mask of their own.

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