Mother’s Day Tragicomedy Show Comes to UM’s Dennison Theatre May 12

May 01, 2019

UM News Service

MISSOULA – Seven mothers will take the stage for a night of live storytelling as they share their true, tragic and comedic tales of early motherhood in a production of “MOMedy” on Sunday, May 12, at the University of Montana’s Dennison Theatre.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $28 at the door. They are available online at

“MOMedy” is produced and directed by Melissa Bangs, a Missoula artist who suffered a psychotic breakdown after the birth of her daughter in 2012. As she recovered from postpartum psychosis, she turned her experience into a performance titled “Playing Monopoly with God & Other True Stories” and toured nationally to packed venues and sold-out shows.

“MOMedy” is the culmination of a recent storytelling workshop led by Bangs. Twelve women spent a day with Bangs excavating their stories and honing their storytelling skills.

“At the heart of the evening is the very thing so many of us are hungry for: authenticity within realms that are too often cloaked in stigma, shame and silence,” Bangs said. “MOMedy is a cathartic journey through the depth of our truest, bravest, most vulnerable voices.  And, in many moments, it's terribly hilarious.”


Contact: Melissa Bangs, "MOMedy" producer and director , 406-241-3500,