In a unique partnership, Butler Hospital and Gateway Healthcare are sponsoring 4:48 Psychosis, a deeply personal play about depression, premiering at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Written by a promising British playwright Sarah Kane, the play depicts her painful, real-life experience with depression.
In collaboration with The Gamm, physicians from Butler and Gateway will conduct post-performance discussions with members of the audience about depression in an effort to fight stigma and bring greater understanding to the illness. These clinical experts will deal first hand with any questions or misconceptions people may have. James Sullivan, MD, associate medical director for inpatient services at Butler, and Linda Carpenter, MD, chief of the hospital's Mood Disorders Research Program, will be participating in post-performance discussions on the following dates:
- Sunday, January 17, showtime 7pm, Jim Sullivan, MD (Butler) and David Savitzki, MD (Gateway)
- Thursday, January 21, showtime 8pm, Linda Carpenter, MD (Butler) and Steve Chabot, MD (Gateway)
- Wednesday, January 27, showtime 7pm, Linda Carpenter, MD (Butler) and Steve Chabot, MD (Gateway)
- Wednesday, February 3, showtime 7pm, Jim Sullivan, MD (Butler) and David Savitzki, MD (Gateway)
The play runs from January 14 to February 7. For more information about tickets, call The Gamm at 401-723-4266.
Post-performance discussion has been added to the GAMM schedule by popular demand:
Sunday, February 7, showtime 7pm; post-performance discussion (approx 8:15 pm) with Jim Sullivan, MD (Butler) and David Savitzki, MD (Gateway)