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    It's in Nashville next week - I'm going!

    Here's the schedule at link:

    https://www.squeezemycans.com/
    "Looking back on it I think I got these gains only because the processing made me self reflect and try to repair the damage done by it. So I made gains in spite of Scientology not because of it. It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not."

    - Cleared Cannibal


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    ( I don't think this is a spoiler....but a bonus bit of info )

    My sister said at the back of the stage...up in the corner, was a Dollars Spent Number Counter, that starts at zero and goes higher and higher as her story progresses...

    My sister didn't say if it went over 1 Million Dollars....but did say it got to over 900 thousand....!!

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    Nashville Scene interview with Cathy Schenkelberg of Squeeze My Cans.

    Nashville Scene: Actress and Former Scientologist Cathy Schenkelberg Uncovers the Church’s Dark Side

    http://www.nashvillescene.com/arts-c...-onewoman-show

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    Actress and Former Scientologist Cathy Schenkelberg Uncovers the Church’s Dark Side

    Schenkelberg’s Squeeze My Cans comes to Bongo Java After Hours this weekend

    By Megan Seling

    Apr 6, 2017 5 AM

    For nearly two decades, Cathy Schenkelberg’s entire life was tied up in Scientology. She’s shared a burger with John Travolta and had coffee with Kirstie Alley. She never did like Tom Cruise, Scientology’s most famous member, but that didn’t keep her from abandoning her burgeoning career as an actress to meet all of the church’s shocking demands while raising her daughter and handing over her money.

    Now, after escaping the organization she calls a cult, she’s telling her story — mistakes and all — in a one-woman show titled Squeeze My Cans. The title is a play on words, inspired by the church’s “auditing” process, wherein church members grasp metal, can-like tubes that are hooked up to an “E-meter,” while recalling some of the most personal and/or traumatic moments in their lives. Some have accused the Church of Scientology of using this private information as a means of extortion against people who try to leave the church, but Schenkelberg shamelessly puts everything on the table herself — how she first fell into it, why she went along with it for as long as she did, and how she finally got out.

    On a recent visit to Nashville, Schenkelberg sat down with the Scene to talk about her experiences and give more insight as to why she’s now sharing her story with the world, instead of running far away without ever looking back.

    I want to start with the show. Can you give us a brief synopsis?

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    Thanks, CommunicatorIC!



    It's a terrific interview. Kathy talks a bit about her time in Scientology and her mother's reaction to the show.

    I'm sure it will sell out. The Bongo After Hours is a nice venue and Kathy Schenkelberg's earlier rave reviews as well as terrific coverage by ''Nashville Scene" pretty much guarantees a huge crowd. I hope I get a chance to have a few words with her after the show.

    The weather will be nice, too - which means everywhere will be packed for the weekend. Heads up to buy your tickets in advance!
    "Looking back on it I think I got these gains only because the processing made me self reflect and try to repair the damage done by it. So I made gains in spite of Scientology not because of it. It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not."

    - Cleared Cannibal


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    PODCAST: Chris C [@MiamiSixthMan] of Come Get Sum [@CGSHere] reviews Cathy Schenkelberg's one woman show @SqueezeMyCans about Scientology

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cgshere...queeze-my-cans

    * * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    In August of last year I spoke to my first ex Scientologist Cathy Shenkelberg. She has been an Actress, Voice Actress and stage Actress but in this instance she was the every girl.Speaking with her made those things you wonder about much more clear and connected the dots. I thought after speaking to her I understood Scientology. I was wrong.

    Cathy has been touring with her One Woman Show Squeeze My Cans since then and brought her show to Tampa FL. I finally got to see it.This is my brief review of that show!

    Did the show live up to expectations? Was there a dry eye in the room? Do I understand Scientology now?

    The answer to these questions and more will be answered on this episode of Come Get Sum!!!!

    Follow Cathy on Twitter @SqueezeMyCans

    Hellp Cathy's Hatch Fund: http://www.hatchfund.org/fund/squeeze_my_funds_matchfundhenkelberg

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    Hack attack against Squeeze My Cans one woman show about Scientology and Tampa Bay Times coverage of the show.

    http://tonyortega.org/2017/04/08/you...ent-3246397327




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    May 3-7: Squeeze My Cans show about Scientology at the 12 Peers Theater at the University of Pittsburgh Studio Theatre.

    http://www.broadwayworld.com/pittsbu...s-May-20170411

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    12 Peers Theater announces an addition to their 2017 season, the touring production of Squeeze My Cans, written and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg, to be performed at the University of Pittsburgh Studio Theatre May 3-7, 2017.

    Squeeze My Cans has hit theaters in Chicago and Los Angeles to critical and popular acclaim, selling-out houses and inspiring crowds who often stick around after, curious about the journey in and out of Scientology. Using only a chair, a stool, projections, lighting and nearly a million dollars, this show rockets the audience through this roller-coaster ride of the heart... but with aliens.

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    http://www.12peerstheater.org/

    http://www.play.pitt.edu/about/perfo...studio-theatre


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    Squeeze My Cans one-woman show about Scientology at Gaslight Theater, St. Louis, MO from 5/31 to 6/4/17.

    http://www.gaslighttheater.net/

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    The National Tour of "Squeeze My Cans" is coming to the Gaslight Theatre, courtesy of Citilites!

    This one woman show, written and directed by Cathy Schenkelberg, focuses on her experience living and leaving scientology.

    This is not the first time a former Scientologist has spoken out. If you were intrigued by the A&E show "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" you'll definitely want to get your ticket for this show!

    May 31 - June 4 at the Gaslight Theatre in the Central West End. For tickets go to brownpapertickets.com or call 314-749-6897.

    8pm Wednesday - Saturday and 2 shows at 3pm Saturday and Sunday

    Click for Tickets

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    5/31 to 6/4/17: Squeeze My Cans one-woman show about Scientology at Gaslight Theater, St. Louis, MO

    Broadway World -- Solo Show SQUEEZE MY CANS Explores Escape from Scientology

    http://www.broadwayworld.com/st-loui...ology-20170521

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    The Church of Scientology owned actress Cathy Schenkelberg for 14 years. Citilites Theatre brings this engaging writer-performer to St. Louis to perform her new original solo show "Squeeze My Cans" for six performances (May 31 - June 4, 2017) at The Gaslight Theater.

    Having spent much of her young adult life inside the cult, it took another 5 years to leave Scientology behind in the face of harassing phone calls, midnight knocks on her door by "outreach" staffers, an expensive custody battle, social rejection, and the hacking of websites of venues where she performed. Schenkelberg finds the courage to tell this hilarious and horrifying story under the direction of Shirley Anderson with lighting design by Steve Miller, sound design by Victoria Deiorio and graphic design by Brett Newton.

    "Many of the people who went as far as I did in the Church, lost everything: family, friends, homes, bank accounts, identities and their actual lives." Cathy says, "I'm lucky to be here and healthy." Her introduction to the cult was innocent enough. As a young 20-something struggling to make a life for herself, uncertain where to turn for answers, a friend gave her the book Dianetics and an appointment to meet with someone named "Rich" at the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago.

    Schenkelberg, brings "Squeeze My Cans" to St. Louis after successful runs in L.A, Chicago among other cities, before heading to the Edinburgh Festival. In presenting this cautionary tale, Cathy Schenkelberg hopes to reach: people who feel lost, desperate and alone, searching for answers to life's problems; those who have lost loved ones to a damaging cult, and anyone who has given up their identity, community and life-savings to organizations like Scientology.

    "I've known Cathy for over 30 years," says Greg Hunsaker, Citilites artistic director. "Knowing her pre- Scientology persona, I'm honored to help her share her journey of escape, discovery, and optimism in the face of her new found freedom. On the heels of the success of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, I'm proud to present a show so timely and relevant."

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    For more information about Cathy or the show visit www.squeezemycans.com. For tickets go to BrownPaperTickets.com or call (314) 749-6897.

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    'Squeeze My Cans' Tells Performer's Courageous Escape from Scientology: Theater Review.

    Ladue News: 'Squeeze My Cans' Tells Performer's Courageous Escape from Scientology: Theater Review

    http://www.laduenews.com/arts-and-cu...6a994a7b2.html

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    Cathy Schenkelberg was doing just fine. The Nebraska native, one of 10 children in a loving, sprawling Catholic family, had entered the world of entertainment after her education and had found success at a very early age. As she tells us in her program notes, she “did it all,” from working 1-900 numbers to cruise ships to voice-overs and quite a bit of theater in Chicago.

    An adventurous sort, Cathy was always up for something different. She tells us, though, that it wasn’t until her third brush with the Church of Scientology that she became sucked into its vortex. An acquaintance introduced her to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s pivotal work, Dianetics. Soon, she was taking tests at a regional Scientology center to determine if she could get her “needle floating.”

    As her financial investment eventually neared $1 million in money she gave and/or spent on Scientology materials, Cathy realized she was in desperate straits. She managed to extricate herself, and by then her daughter, from the reach of people who promised only her best interests but somehow seemed more driven by draining her personal wealth as well as her mind and spirit.

    [SNIP]

    Apart from a moment near the end of the show when she tearfully recalls saying goodbye to her father at the end of his life, and learning how worried he really was about his daughter’s descent into a cult, Schenkelberg keeps the performance on a more-or-less amiable keel, despite the horrid subject matter. That’s appropriate in that it shows how disarmingly and subtly Scientologists were able to choke the intellectual and emotional freedom out of her and others.

    Squeeze My Cans is being performed over a five-day period at Gaslight Theater. The short run belies the show’s creepy theme, but it’s reassuring to see Schenkelberg looking at her own personal horror story in her rear-view mirror while she uses the forum to warn others what could befall them as well.

    Play: Squeeze My Cans

    Company: Citilites Theater

    Venue: Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle

    Dates: June 4 at 3 p.m.

    Tickets: $18-$20; contact brownp

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