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Squeeze My Cans shows about Scientology - 2018

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  1. A Scientology Cautionary Tale.

    Door County Pulse: A Scientology Cautionary Tale

    https://doorcountypulse.com/a-scientology-cautionary-tale/

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    Former Scientologist, Cathy Schenkelberg, premieres her solo show at Rogue Theater. The Church of Scientology had actress Cathy Schenkelberg for 14 years; it took another five years to leave them behind in the face of harassing phone calls, midnight knocks on her door by “outreach” staffers, an expensive custody battle and constant paranoia about the monitoring of her every move. She has the courage to tell this hilarious and horrifying story under the direction of Shirley Anderson with sound and projection design by Victoria Deiorio.

    Her story premieres in her new original solo show, Squeeze My Cans, for four performances, June 7-10, at Rogue Theater in Sturgeon Bay.

    “Many of the people who went as far as I did in the Church lost everything, went insane, died or killed themselves,” said Schenkelberg. “I’m lucky to be alive and healthy.”

    Squeeze My Cans shows June 7-10, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. The June 7 performance is a special pay-what-you-can preview, with proceeds benefiting HELP of Door County.

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  2. Surviving Scientology's suppression - Actor shares her story about life after religion.

    Winnipeg Free Press: Surviving Scientology's suppression - Actor shares her story about life after religion

    https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/surviving-scientologys-suppression-488938631.html

    By: Randall King | Posted: 07/23/2018 7:00 PM

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    And anyway, after spending close to a million dollars at the church to achieve one of the highest ranks possible — an OT VII — she effectively chucked it all when she realized her continued participation in the church would risk not only her sanity but her relationship with her only daughter.

    That story is recalled in the one-woman show Squeeze My Cans, a bawdy-sounding reference to the metal cylinders attached to an e-meter, employed to measure electrodermal variations in a Scientologist’s body during "audit" sessions.

    It’s a hair-raising story, but it’s told in an entertaining and engaging manner that transcends the subject of the religion started by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

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  3. O/T. The Calgary Herald on Cathy Schenkelberg’s Squeeze My Cans show about Scientology at the Calgary Fringe Festival:

    https://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/theatre/a-magical-day-at-calgary-fringe-festival

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    Cathy Schenkelberg’s Squeeze My Cans which runs in the Artpoint Gallery takes its audiences into the dangerously bizarre world of Scientology where Schenkelberg was lost for almost two decades.

    During one of the first indoctrination sessions of Scientology, the client is given a personality test during which they are asked to hold a pair of cans hooked up by wires to a kind of lie detector machine, hence the title of Schenkelberg’s show.

    If you think the whole holding cans thing sounds a tad silly or weird then fasten your seat belts for what follows.

    Because her show is meant to be entertaining as well as informative and not simply a lecture, Schenkelberg layers it with a great deal of humour and a most energetic performance. Under all those laughs is the heartache Schenkelberg suffered by giving herself over body, soul and pocketbook to the snake-oil salesmen.

    Schenkelberg held Saturday’s capacity audience in the palm of her most talented hands for 73 minutes, and I predict word of mouth will have her next five shows sell out well in advance so get your tickets early.

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  4. Cathy Schenkelberg's one-woman Squeeze My Cans show about Scientology selected as Best of Fest Venue Series Winner for 2018 at the Calgary Fringe Festival.

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    Story tweeted. Quotations adding content, retweets and replies obviously welcome.

    https://twitter.com/IndieScieNews/status/1027687073304780800

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  6. Miranda Posse on the one-woman Squeeze My Cans show about Scientology.

    https://mirandaposse.tumblr.com/post/177933641056/squeeze-my-cans

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    A show about falling into scientology’s grip, paying ridiculously large sums of money for auditing and classes and ultimately trying to escape their evil clutches. You learn alot about how insidious Scientology really can be but the real payoff here is the last 15 minutes where you see the raw emotion when she is trying to extricate herself from her situation. Watching her surveying the devastation in her life is truly moving. It’s a small venue so buy your tickets fast.

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  7. VIDEO: Artist interview with Cathy Schenkelberg regarding her one-woman Squeeze My Cans show on Scientology.

  8. Squeeze My Cans named one of six Pick of the Fringe shows held-over for encore performances.

    Vancouver Presents: Pick of the 2018 Fringe: six shows held-over for encore performances

    https://www.vancouverpresents.com/2018-vancouver-fringe/pick-of-the-2018-fringe-six-shows-held-over-for-encore-performances/

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    Squeeze My Cans is Cathy Schenkelberg’s journey as a Nebraska Catholic girl from a family of ten, through the rabbit hole of the infamous cult of Scientology, represents an every-woman’s story of a young adult searching for her place. Playing Saturday, September 22 at 8:45pm.

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  9. Ex-Scientologist Cathy Schenkelberg Brings One-Woman “Squeeze My Cans” Show About Scientology To Theatre Centre in Chattanooga, TN November 16 - 18, 2018.

    The Chatanoogan: Ex-Scientologist Cathy Schenkelberg Brings One-Woman “Squeeze My Cans” About Scientology To Theatre Centre in Chattanooga, TN November 16 - 18, 2018.

    https://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/11/7/379484/Ex-Scientologist-Brings-One-Woman.aspx

    Performances on Nov. 16-17 begin at 8 p.m. The performance on Nov. 18 starts at 2:30 p.m.

    Admission is $20. Tickets are available at the Theatre Centre box office at 267-8534 or online at TheatreCentre.com.


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  10. Chattanooga Theate Centre - Squeeze My Cans: Surviving Scientology

    http://theatrecentre.com/squeeze-my-cans/

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    November 16 and 17 at 8:00, & 18 at 2:30
    Chattanooga Theatre Centre Circle Theatre
    $20 general admission (includes one drink ticket)


    Winner – “Pick of the Fringe” 2017 Edinborough Fringe Festival
    “Heart-pumping and electrifying.” —Edge Media Network
    “As powerful a solo show as you are likely to see. Whether we’re talking about structure, humor, talent or social relevance, it connects on all levels. #2 of top 10 Tampa Bay shows of 2017.”
    -Tampa Bay Times
    “This implausible journey is very well-written and superbly performed.” -Buzz Center Stage
    The Church of $cientology had actress Cathy Schenkelberg for 14 years, and in her original solo show SQUEEZE MY CANS, she narrates the roller coaster ride down the “rabbit hole” that was her life.Simultaneously hilarious, heartbreaking, and redemptive, SQUEEZE MY CANS is more than just an audition to be Tom Cruise’s girlfriend. In 75 minutes Schenkelberg takes you on her journey of a 20-something looking for her place and purpose in the world…and comes out two decades later (and about a million dollars poorer). Directed by Shirley Anderson, SQUEEZE MY CANS is afunny, intimate, and shocking story about the power of survival through persistence and humor.
    14+ / Sexual Content


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  11. One-woman Squeeze My Cans show about Scientology stops at Chattanooga Theatre Centre Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18.

    Free Press: Chattanooga Theatre Centre presents one woman's journey into and out of Scientology

    https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/chattanooganow/art/story/2018/nov/14/one-womshow-stops-ctc/482995/

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    Writer-performer Cathy Schenkelberg spent most of her young adult life entangled in Scientology. After leaving the controversial church, she decided to share her story in "Squeeze My Cans," a no-holds-barred cautionary tale of how she survived what she calls "America's foremost intergalactic theology."

    Her one-woman show stops at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., for three performances Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18.

    Hilarious and heartbreaking, "Squeeze My Cans" takes audiences on Schenkelberg's journey as a young woman looking for her place and purpose in the world, and comes out two decades later about a million dollars poorer. It's a funny, intimate and shocking story about the power of survival through persistence and humor.

    Schenkelberg says she was "ensnared in the Scientology cult" for 14 years. It took another five years to leave it behind.

    She premiered her one-woman show in Chicago in 2016 and has gone on to perform it throughout the U.S. and overseas. By presenting it, she hopes to reach anyone who feels lost, desperate and alone, she says. Also, anyone searching for answers to life's problems, who has lost a loved one to a cult or given up their identity and life savings to organizations like Scientology.

    "Squeeze My Cans" is recommended for ages 14 and up due to sexual content.

    Performances are at 8 p.m Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

    Admission is $20. Tickets are available at the CTC box office at 423-267-8534 or online at TheatreCentre.com.

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