Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


The Mackenzie Morgan Advice Dispensary open for business

MEDIA RELEASE
Wednesday 4 December 2014

The Mackenzie Morgan Advice Dispensary open for koha business this Fringe

Professor Mackenzie Morgan dispenses all the advice you never knew you didn’t need.

Professor Mackenzie Morgan is clearly not qualified to solve her own problems, let alone yours. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t going to try in this New Zealand Fringe Festival koha show.

The batty but lovable Mackenzie has a couch and, with luck, an audience. Veering between heartfelt discussions and rampant silliness, Mackenzie exhibits her own human fallibility and vulnerability, bringing the audience along with her. Maybe everyone will learn something about themselves.

Mackenzie Morgan is a character created by Christine Brooks in WIT’s 2012 season of improvised soap opera The Young and the Witless. “I wasn’t quite ready to let go of Mackenzie after the soap opera and neither was the audience so she started dispensing advice and now it’s a show!” says Christine Brooks.

Protoversions of The Mackenzie Morgan Advice Dispensary have been turned into a 50 minute show, which will premiere at Fringe Festival 2014 at Fringe at the Gryphon.

The Mackenzie Morgan Advice Dispensary
Dates: 5pm, Sat 15, 22 Feb & Sat 1 Mar 2014
Venue: Gryphon Theatre
Tickets: Koha (pay what you think the show was worth at the end)
Bookings: fringe.co.nz

What people are saying about The Mackenzie Morgan Advice Dispensary

"I liked that while it was comedy people actually told you about real issues and then the advice you gave them was good. I also liked how there was a mixture of funnier and more serious problems." audience
member

“After a bit of a warm up chatting, Mackenzie Morgan asked me what was troubling me. I answered seriously that I didn't have a job and didn't know what to do with myself. As we talked about this I started to warm up and became less nervous. The conversation ended with me singing a song about how I wanted to be a rock star astronaut (AKA Chris Hadfield). I don't really know how we got from the start of the conversation to that point but it seemed completely natural. I found out later that we got a standing ovation. I was a bit stunned by it but I really enjoyed the experience.” audience member (who participated)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news