In September 2012, at 40 years old, Melissa Bangs gave birth to her beautiful daughter Adelaide. A month later, dramatically hormone depleted and sleep deprived, Melissa was admitted to the Providence Psychiatric Facilities in a complete manic state.
After nearly a month, she was sent home with a bipolar diagnosis and a Lithium prescription.
What came next was an extraordinary journey through Postpartum Psychosis — and the making of Bangs' critically acclaimed one woman show Playing Monopoly With God.
Join us for a series of live performances featuring true stories, fundraising, and conversation to celebrate three decades of life-changing work by our friends at Postpartum Support International. Can’t make any of the live shows? Gather a few friends (or pillows) and stream it live online on Saturday, May 19th! (Details below.)
Rattlestick Theater Performances
Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 7 PM
Buy tickets and join us at the gala
A Theatre Gala in celebration of PSI’s first 30 years. Starting with a performance by Melissa Bangs’ and her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Playing Monopoly with God, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Followed by a light dinner at champagne reception at Bobo.
Performance, Wine, Cheese & Panel Discussion (PERFORMANCE FILMED LIVE)
Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 7 PM
A wine and cheese soiree featuring Melissa Bangs’ critically acclaimed one-woman show, Playing Monopoly with God followed by a panel discussion with PMAD experts and survivors.
Mimosa Matinee for Mamas (FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION)
Date: Sunday, May 20th
Time: 2 PM
To learn more about PSI please visit, www.postpartum.net.