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The Mackenzie Morgan Advice Dispensary open for business

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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)

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