Feb 6, 2017
Melissa Bangs tells us parts of her personal story of postpartum mania and psychosis, a hospitalization, how her husband and supports helped her through and how her experience transformed into a powerful stage performance.
She is a writer, director, storyteller and comedian who is currently on a year-long West Coast tour with her husband, Eric, four year-old daughter, Adelaide and 130 pound Bernese Mountain Dog, Etta James.
They are touring Melissa's nonfiction storytelling performance PLAYING MONOPOLY WITH GOD & OTHER TRUE STORIES, a tragicomedy unlike anything you have ever experienced.
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 is admitted to the an in-patient psych unit in a complete manic state. After nearly a month, she is sent home with a bipolar diagnosis and on lithium. What comes next is an extraordinary journey.
Find Melissa Here:
You can watch the trailer, read reviews, purchase tickets, check tour dates (upcoming dates and locations listed below)!
Follow the tour and connect others with the show up and down the West Coast and far beyond by LIKE-ing Playing Monopoly with God & Other True Stories on Facebook or Melissa Bangs on Twitter and then sharing posts and tagging friends.
Pasadena, March 17th & 18th
Santa Cruz, April 26th
Santa Barbara, June 3rd
Portland, August 4th, 5th & 6th
Dates to be set soon in San Diego and the Bay Area!!!