This is a true tale of birth, madness, and the journey home. At 40 years old, Melissa Bangs gave birth to her beautiful daughter. She had never in her life experienced any mental health problems, but despite that, she was admitted to the Providence Psychiatric Facilities in a complete manic state one month after her daughter’s birth. What came next is an extraordinary journey full of bewilderment, chaos, and hilarity. Melissa has a knack for telling true stories that cut to the bone of our shared, vulnerable human condition. Her true gift, however, comes in the moments in which she’s able to strip away the shame or agony of an experience and transform the room into an uproar of laughter. A Q&A with Melissa Bangs will take place after the performance.