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Like Tom Cruise, Jon Travolta and Kirstie Alley, Cathy Schenkelberg is an actor who found herself in over her head in the money-sucking realm of Scientology.
Primarily known for her voice-over work, she found herself questioning her faith when she became on OT III and learned of the L. Ron Hubbard-scripted bad-sci-fi gospel behind the glamourous Celebrity Center facade. (Thetans! Xenu! DC-10s! Volcanoes!)
Thanks to her acting chops — and that warm, lovely voiceover voice — Schenkelberg is a dynamo of a storyteller, and her bravery is admirable given that this can’t be an easy story to tell. (A running tally of the money she spent on classes is projected above her head.)
If you know anyone flirting with Scientology, take them — drag them if necessary — to this show.
— Randall King
From the Fringe program:
A journey in and out of Scientology is a story of a search for place and purpose in life."Told with masterful fluidity and hilarious jabs, this one-woman show puts you in her skin to experience how Scientology devours money and lives" - Chicago Reader"switches characters, time periods with dizzying energy both heart-pumping and electrifying" - Edge Media"At the top of best performed, brilliantly written and elegantly directed one person shows I have ever seen" - Buzz News#2 'Best of' Tampa Bay Times, Pick of the Fringe Edinburgh 2017
Show Length: 75 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild Language, Sexual Content
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Updated on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 4:29 PM CDT: Adds review