Squeeze My Cans

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Reviews: 2

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Reviews: 1

A true story of “Surviving Scientology” Final run.
"Moving, hilarious, heart-breaking and redemptive. "Lets you experience for yourself how Scientology devours money and lives."Chicago Reader
"Schenkelberg easily switches characters and time periods with dizzying energy, that is both exhilarating and electrifying." Edge Media
At the top of the best performed, brilliantly written, elegantly directed one person shows I have ever seen."Buzz News
#2 of the TOP TEN local professional theater 2017 Tampa Bay Times
Pick of the Fringe EDINBURGH (2017) Hollywood (2016) Calgary, Vancouver (2018) Adelaide (2019)

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"Cathy Schenkelberg is a true treasure, a gifted voice over and stage actress with something to say. There have been quite a few high profile defections from Scientology, but no one has given us as many details as Schenkelberg does. She is brilliant, funny, and high energy as she takes us on this compelling journey to ultimate freedom. As she quotes, “I’m broke, but not broken.” Come be inspired by this amazing true story."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


"Full of head-scratching true tales and anxiety-releasing laughter, “Squeeze My Cans” is a tough story told with precision and grace, and by the time it’s all over, it might just get your needle floating."

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


"What I liked I liked how personable Cathy is. From the moment she turns that light when she has to “squeeze the cans” as she’s being interrogated by Scientology and reveals private information about her life, information that they will use against her later on to break her down and shift her beliefs to the point where she ends up spending close to a million dollars in stepping up the ladder within the organization as well as slowly losing her mind. Most heartbreaking part of the show comes up when they tell her that losing her father is not a big deal for he’s just “a body” and shake her grief off as she’s been trained to dumb her feelings. What I didn't like Nothing. She really kept my attention throughout the entire show. Maybe more Tom Cruise jokes? Nah, I think she bashed him just enough besides why feed his ego any damn more? This isn’t about T. C. it’s about Cathy’s survival and she accomplished that. My overall impression Cathy Schenkelberg is phenomenally entertaining, real, comical and, without missing a beat, serious when the script calls for it. An incredible story about surviving the Scientology’s cult that will leave you paranoid and shaking your head in disbelief."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


"Cathy Schenkelberg is a true treasure, a gifted voice over and stage actress with something to say. There have been quite a few high profile defections from Scientology, but no one has given us as many details as Schenkelberg does. She is brilliant, funny, and high energy as she takes us on this compelling journey to ultimate freedom. As she quotes, “I’m broke, but not broken.” Come be inspired by this amazing true story."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


"Full of head-scratching true tales and anxiety-releasing laughter, “Squeeze My Cans” is a tough story told with precision and grace, and by the time it’s all over, it might just get your needle floating."

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


"What I liked I liked how personable Cathy is. From the moment she turns that light when she has to “squeeze the cans” as she’s being interrogated by Scientology and reveals private information about her life, information that they will use against her later on to break her down and shift her beliefs to the point where she ends up spending close to a million dollars in stepping up the ladder within the organization as well as slowly losing her mind. Most heartbreaking part of the show comes up when they tell her that losing her father is not a big deal for he’s just “a body” and shake her grief off as she’s been trained to dumb her feelings. What I didn't like Nothing. She really kept my attention throughout the entire show. Maybe more Tom Cruise jokes? Nah, I think she bashed him just enough besides why feed his ego any damn more? This isn’t about T. C. it’s about Cathy’s survival and she accomplished that. My overall impression Cathy Schenkelberg is phenomenally entertaining, real, comical and, without missing a beat, serious when the script calls for it. An incredible story about surviving the Scientology’s cult that will leave you paranoid and shaking your head in disbelief."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor