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EXCLUSIVE: Roslyn Cohn’s one-woman show skewering Scientology — complete!

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The Underground Bunker is thrilled to have the chance to premiere the video of Roslyn Cohn’s recent one-time-only, one-woman performance, “DiffiCULT to Leave.”

From 1985 to 2008, Roz was a member of the Church of Scientology, and like many others she left the church during a period that’s seen a lot of longtime members break away. Some people who leave never speak up, wary of Scientology’s legendary reputation for retaliation. Others have dared to speak up, particularly in the last few years. But Roz did something unique: she turned her Scientology story into a musical revue!

This show grew out of an acting workshop that produced a poor-quality video several months ago. We never posted that video because we knew that Roz wanted to polish the show and present it at a quality venue with professional recording equipment.

On November 25, she put on her show at Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood. And now, she’s letting the Bunker debut the video version. Set aside some time and let Roz take you on her wacky adventure through the bizarre world of L. Ron Hubbard, the e-meter, and the Celebrity Centre!

Said the Huffington Post about the show, “Alternatively hilarious and moving, the show is a first-hand account of the before and after of life in a cult…perhaps the largest, and most powerful, cult in contemporary times.” And now, judge for yourself…

 

 
We asked Roz about her great performance and how it felt to tell her story to the world.

I think there were only two ex-Scientologists in the room. While performing it I wasn’t getting the reaction I anticipated with a room of exes. But in a way it was better. My brother, not a Scientologist, said he looked around the room during the show and there were grown men with their mouths hanging open. People could not believe what they were hearing.

I don’t think I’m incorrect in saying that I’m the first Scientologist to do a show about it.

We have no doubt it’s a landmark in its own right, and we’d like to see it get some recognition.

 
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We’re in the New York Post again

Here’s the home page this morning for NYPost.com…

 
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Says the story inside, which is a brief Page Six mention of Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader David Miscavige, and Comal County Judge Dib Waldrip’s order that Monique can depose Miscavige

According to Tony Ortega’s blog about Scientology, Underground Bunker, Texas Judge Dib Waldrip “has ordered the deposition of Miscavige with no restrictions.”

And wow, above the obit for Peter O’Toole and the War on Christmas!

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on December 16, 2013 at 07:00

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