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This is not a medical satire

This is not a medical satire

This is not a
medical satire
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Media release 19/01/07

“The Faberizzis” Present

“This is not a medical satire”

By Estevez Gillespie

Directed by Steve Wakeem

City Gallery Cinema, City Gallery Wellington,

Civic Square, Wakefield St

Feb 22-24 & March 1-3, 8.30 pm

Tickets $15 waged, $12 unwaged, $10 fringe cardholder & bookings of eight or more. For bookings phone 04 832 90994

“Is it so impossible for a psychotic to exercise his/her fears through doctorhood?”

This is the question that runs through “This is not a medical satire,” the brainchild of Wellington based actor/writer Estevez Gillespie.

This totally original and as yet unseen show takes a bite out of the medical industry and the characters who populate it. At the heart of Gillespie’s dark and electrifying script are the arrogance, egomania and vulnerability that hide behind the clinical mask of professional medicine. This theatrical piece brings out in four scenes, four doctors and four wildly neurotic medical conspiracies for examination. This is the show that will make you think twice about visiting your GP next time you get the sniffles.

Dr Onasis teaches endocrinology to bemused students while haunted by visions of perfect mammaries, while Dr Sam Wilkin wages war against Satan on prime time television. Dr Geelen is more concerned with her ongoing legal battle and the healing qualities of Beethoven’s 6th. And Dr Cade Henshaw, well… suffice to say that a severed arm in a vending machine and a tense job interview would make anyone fearful of an A.I controlled prosthetic.

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The pus will fly, the cysts will throb, and the thought of trusting your health to a complete stranger in a white gown will never be so dangerous again.

The Cast

Estevez Gillespie, trained by Barry Henderson and Delphine Morgantti and has also worked under such names as Grant Tilly, Ellie Smith and Adam Donald.

David McKenzie, a resident of Mt Victoria, has been involved with theatre for forty years. Most recently in Masterclass and The Underpants at Circa.

Tom Martin, a resident of Northland is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington’s Theatre and English Literature programmes. With recent roles in short films that includes the 24hr film competition

Jean Slobb from Paparangi and has performed most recently New Players production of Social Climbers, also acting in last years Fringe Festival in Just Add Water.

Bonnie Stanway has a Diploma in Teaching Speech and Drama. With performances in both drama and musicals most recently, as well as Co-Director of Little Shop of Horrors.

The Director Steve Wakeem studied Theatre and Law at Victoria University of Wellington.


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