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If there’s one takeaway from the 60-minute dramatic two-hander So Do You Want to Talk About It? it’s this: suffering from anxiety makes it nearly impossible to talk about anxiety. And taking therapy can lead to circular internal conversations based on advice such as: Make friends with your anxiety; I am more than my anxiety... pat, but not helpful.
Winnipeg’s Reba Terlson and Ty Ballingall, deliver authentic performances as two women navigating their anxiety disorders. The various strategies they employ barely enable them to cope so it’s hard to know if their inability to progress lies with their methods, or their lack of commitment to them.
The pace of the show is even but slow with some "clunk" here and there. There is almost no arc to the characters or the action — but maybe that is the point: Anxiety keeps you flat.
— Wendy King
From the Fringe program:
Two very different women, Mia and Ingrid, discover the one thing they have in common: their anxiety. Together they meditate, yoga, dance and struggle their way through their problems - because it's got to be better than talking about it. From the creators of: Filter This
"One of the best things I've seen at Winnipeg Fringe" - Ace Burpee
One Date City 4 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild LanguageSensitive topics include anxiety, depression, eating disorders
211 Bannatyne Ave.
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Seating Capacity: 120
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 10:30 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 4:00 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 5:30 PM
Sun, Jul 28, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:40 PM CDT: Adds review.
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