The Importance of Being Anxious

made from concentrate · Ages 16+ · United States of America

Content Warning one person show
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CHRISTINA WEIR certified reviewer June 06, 2023
A great heartwarming show! Hal is exceedingly vulnerable and endearing on stage and makes you laugh in all the best ways. Loved the way he invites the audience in to be a part of his journey.... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) gia on the move (also writes for broadway world. voting member, ladcc) certified reviewer June 15, 2023
tagged as: lgbt · identity · solo show · Comedy · Anxiety
It’s genuinely down to earth. And, a hell of a tell-all. Cantor practically inverts inside-to-out in a glorious, self-effacing expose of himself. ... full review
JAY MARTEL certified reviewer June 12, 2023
tagged as: smart · moving · heartfelt · funny
This was a wonderful show, the distillation of a life of discovery with some very funny moments on the way. ... full review
MATTHEW MARTIN certified reviewer June 21, 2023
tagged as: vulernable · strong · powerful · honest · hilarious
Not knowing anything about this show, I was very pleasantly surprised. Right off the bat we are taken aback by Hal's honesty and vulnerability. He's not only hilarious, but in your face, brutally honest. It's a real fascinating story to watch and Hal, through the direction of Ralph, takes us on this very personal story as we watch him discover himself. There's lovely moments of calm, mixed with over the top moments of anxiety. It's lovely. ... full review
DAN PREVETTE certified reviewer June 22, 2023
Hal's show is a beautifully crafted and lovingly told tribute to the truth that we're never really done growing up. His performance is honest and from the heart, his stories are hilarious and relatable, and the show is a smooth blend of warm melancholy and hope. Hal reminds me of storytellers like David Sedaris and Mike Birbiglia. I loved it, and Hal is an easy performer to love.... full review
MARTIN DIX certified reviewer June 20, 2023
tagged as: cathartic · hilarious · poignant · sad · funny
I loved it! The Importance of Being Anxious was an incredibly honest, vulnerable, and often hilarious journey through Hal Cantor's angst-ridden mind as he makes the transition from Bi to Happy. Or at least as happy as his white, Jewish, middle-aged, sexually fluid, 60-40 (90-10?), always racing, often paranoid, self-effacing brain will let him be. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2023
Superb one-man show. Hal Cantor is a tour de force!... full review
SCOTT BURN certified reviewer June 19, 2023
Hal Cantor puts on an amazingly raw, funny and honest display of anxiety in all its glory. It's a heartfelt and moving experience, as well as a tribute to the ones that leave us too soon.... full review
JULIE WAINWRIGHT certified reviewer June 16, 2023
This play is anxiety wrapped around deep love stories- between a man and a woman, a man and a man and ultimately, a person loving themself. It is beautiful, funny, vulnerable, angst ridden story. ... full review
JILL GIARDINO certified reviewer June 13, 2023
Hal's story was truly gripping. Throughout we were wanting to hear more and he delivered straight from the heart in a very open and honest performance. He is not only a talented writer, actor and improviser, he is a brave soul.... full review