Squeeze My Cans

solo performance · cathy schenkelberg · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show
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DOUG GREEN certified reviewer June 17, 2019
A harrowing, yet humorous and audience-friendly account of the writer/performer's journey into, through, and out of Scientology. More than any articles, documentaries, or reports I've ever known, this led me to grasp, not just the most extreme of what the Church of Scientology does or has done, but how it works. Most specifically, how it progresses with its adherents from a Self-Esteem-building service into a controlling force. Pure brilliance, and potentially life-changing.... full review
DON MYERS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: moving · funny · educational · Scientology
I was afraid a "one person show" would be another self absorbed thing I have sat through that actors put on. For the first few minutes it was about her family and not Scientology and I was concerned. but that ended up just setting the scene and 95% of the show was about Scientology. Her hyperactive delivery and playing of various roles was quite impressive. ... full review
ZELDA WILLSON uncertified reviewer May 24, 2024
Prepare for a rollercoaster ride through the intriguing labyrinth of Scientology in this riveting one-person show. 'A true journey in to and out of Scientology' is not just a performance; it's an experience that will leave you moved, amused, and deeply contemplative. The Chicago Reader aptly describes it as 'Moving, hilarious, heart-breaking and redemptive,' capturing the full spectrum of emotions you'll encounter. Through the skillful portrayal of various characters and time periods, Schenkelberg infuses the stage with dizzying energy, seamlessly weaving a narrative that is both exhilarating and electrifying, as praised by Edge Media.... full review
ROBERT PETERSON certified reviewer June 26, 2019
tagged as: great · fun · informative · intense.
Great show~!! A lot of laughs mixed into a more serious subject. This woman spent a small fortune in Scientology and made it to the top levels. She is a survivor of a group of predatory assholes. Recommend this ~~~!!!!!!! ... full review
PAUL HEWITT certified reviewer June 27, 2019
tagged as: comedy · solo · heart · soul
Squeeze My Cans, created and performed by Cathy Schenkelberg, should be on the top of your list of shows to see. Cathy is a bold, present, passionate and vulnerable artist. My wife and I laughed and cried as Cathy shared her heart and soul.... full review
JANE VOIGTS certified reviewer June 27, 2019
The show, and Cathy's performance was mesmerizing. She has an important story to tell, and it was done with warmth, creativity and intelligence.... full review
JAN MCINNIS certified reviewer June 27, 2019
tagged as: true · insightful · funny · great
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT! Great story, though I know it was an expensive story to live, it was well done with class, humor and sincerity. Cathy told a truthful account of being tricked into this cult. She's also very brave to take on Tom Cruise. . ha ha. I would encourage you to see this play if you have the chance!!... full review
ELAINE RIVKIN certified reviewer June 12, 2019
tagged as: great · funny · moving
Great show! Funny, eye-opening and very moving. Flies by in an instant! Cathy is such a vivacious, talented, and engaging performer. Highly recommended.... full review
MATTHEW VAUGHAN certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: edgy · fun · smart · up-tempo
Great show! Wildly entertaining and quite the emotional roller-coaster ride. Don't miss this one. ... full review
SUZE CAMPAGNA certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Fringe is full on one person shows of people telling stories from their life. If you see only one, it should be this one. Kathy is so energetic onstage, you don;t feel like she is telling a story, she is taking you along for the ride.... full review