Black Cockatoo is a feather in cap for the new Logan Entertainment Center program

History will be made at the Logan Entertainment Center on Thursday, April 7, when the acclaimed stage show, Black Cockatoo, takes flight.

The production, by renowned artistic director Wesley Enoch, will be the first time the former City of Logan Resident has directed “at home” since the start of his decades long theater career.

The one-night-only Black Cockatoo The show is one of the most anticipated upcoming offersings at the LEC, which is looking forward to a bumper new season – in more ways than one.

City Lifestyle Chair Cr Laurie Koranski says the venue has now been ceased operating as a Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

“It’s time for the LEC to get back into full swing as an entertainment venue.”

“The Council has been very proud to support Queensland Health’s important COVID-19 vaccination efforts but now we are looking forward to welcoming our community back to this wonderful venue.”

“Our live-show lovers have been incredibly patient as they have waited for a full schedule to return, so it’s fantastic that a production by one of our own, Wesley Enoch, will be among the highlights of the new LEC season.”

Black Cockatoo tells the unlikely story of Australia’s first indigenous Cricket team.

Wesley says it’s a “quintessentially Australian” story that will resonate with the City of Logan community.

“We as a country connect with the ideas of Cricket, we connect with sports, including our Fantastic Aboriginal sportspeople.”

“To tell a story that is a crossover of sport and art, and Aboriginal culture, is very important to me.”

Black Cockatoo enjoyed a sold-out Premiere season in Sydney in 2020 before the Pandemic closed down the arts scene.

The show is now on a 27-venue tour.

Wesley’s love of theater began as a student at Woodridge State High School and continued at the Logan City Theater Company.

He says bringing Black Cockatoo to the City of Logan will be very special.

“This is the first time I’ve directed in Logan for 35 years… (and) the first time my work is being performed in the city where I grew up.”

“It’s great, it’s Fantastic, it’s home.”

While his career has taken him right across Australia, Wesley says some of his fondest Memories are of his City of Logan childhood.

“I grew up just on the other side of the football field in Karri Avenue um mum still lives in the house we grew up in.”

“I remember when they were building the Council Chambers… way before the Entertainment Center was built.”

“So this whole idea of ​​watching the City grow and my family being part of that story, and that my career can also come there, that’s an amazing thing.”

Black Cockatoo follows Wesley’s other acclaimed works on Australia’s indigenous history, including Black Diggers and The 7 Stages of Grievingco-written by Deborah Mailman.

Tickets to Black Cockatoo are available on the new Logan Arts website at: https://www.loganarts.com.au/event/black-cockatoo/

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