Tipping Point Theatre is
Leaping into their 9th Season!
Welcome to Tipping Point Theatre’s 9th Season. With our intimate space, talented artists, and friendly staff, TPT provides a perfect balance as the season productions share laughter, tears, and spark conversation. So how well do you still know your college roommates, and how did game night with friends turn into a cry fest, and do opposites really attract? With an amazing line up of plays filled with strange bedfellows and unexpected alliances, you get to watch the fun up-close and personal as the characters search for common ground and maybe discover how the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Consider purchasing a SeasonPASS or making a donation to keep our theatre’s doors open. Our year round schedule means that SeasonPASSes will again include six shows for as little as $150. Each SeasonPASS is good for one ticket to each show in our 2015-2016 season. We will also continue to offer a special Pick 5 option this year. SeasonPASSes go on sale July 1, 2015. Tickets can be ordered by calling 248-347-0003 or by stopping at the theater Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We have entertained over 12,000 people last year alone and over 95,000 since opening our doors in 2007. Our patrons have enjoyed 40 shows, which is 225 weeks and over 1,100 performances. We will continue to provide creative, thought provoking, and affordable, professional theatre for Northville and the surrounding Metro-Detroit area theatre-goers.
The Foursome by Norm Foster
September 17 – October 25, 2015
18 Holes of Laughter
From the playwright of The Love List and Looking comes a comedy about four old school friends, home for a reunion, playing a round of golf. At each tee they catch up on what has happened in their lives since the old college days. A family man, a con artist, a millionaire, and a TV ad salesman, the friends – at least they were back then – discover that their lives have taken them in very different directions. With their relationship steeped in competitiveness, needling, and mutual concern, you don’t need to be an expert in golf to see that their friendship needs more work than their swing.
Kalamazoo by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger
November 19 – December 20, 2015
A Romantic-Comedy about Life’s Second Act! Special New Year’s Eve event December 31, 2015
In this love story, two mismatched seniors are forced into internet dating by their children. But after their crazy, margarita-filled first date, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. Peg and Irving still have a little aging to do if they want to forget their past, and move forward into a future together. This romantic comedy proves you’re never too old to be young.
Co-Production with Jet Theatre
The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon
January 28 – February 28, 2016
Can Two Friends Live Together Without Killing Each Other?
Unger and Madison are at it again in Neil Simon’s famous update of his contemporary comic classic! Slobbish and easygoing Olive Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. But when uptight, neat freak Florence Ungar shows up, who has just been separated from her husband, the game is over before it gets started. The pair ultimately decide to room together, but Olive’s simmering frustration with Florence’s passive-aggressive dithering comes to a full boil when two single brothers from upstairs join the mix. Will these two mismatched friends survive or will they kill each other?
Rounding Third by Richard Dresser
March 31 –May 8, 2016
Is it Possible to be a Coach and a Parent?
A tumultuous, hilarious journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game. Don is the tough, blue-collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher. Michael is a newcomer to baseball, who believes that the job of the coach is to make sure everyone has fun. Don thinks they should be teaching the kids how to win. Out of conflicting philosophies on competition, character, and punctuality, the real issues of the play emerge: How should we raise our children? Do we protect our children as long as possible? Or do we prepare them to be tough enough to win?
Co-Production with Williamston Theatre
Stella and Lou by Bruce Graham June 2- June 26, 2016
Is this Last Call on Romance?
On a quiet night at Lou’s bar, two kindred spirits navigate changing times and past relationships. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella walks in. Stella, a divorced emergency room nurse has just returned from visiting her new grandchild in Florida, and reveals an unexpected surprise and an even more startling suggestion to her friend. Despite their differing ideas of romance, deep down they know that they need each other. But can Stella convince Lou that he is enough to keep her from moving away? Or will Lou’s inability to move forward further complicate their relationship? Stella and Lou is an intimate exploration of friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time.
American Wee-Pie by Lisa Dillman
July 21 – August 21, 2016
A Half-Baked Comedy about Finding the Spice of Life!
Meet Zed, a middle-aged textbook editor who finds himself back in his sleepy, Midwestern hometown of Gardensend to tidy up his deceased mother’s affairs. On his way to his Mother’s house, he inadvertently steps into oncoming traffic. He’s pulled from harm’s way by Linz, a long ago forgotten high school classmate. This chance encounter makes him re-think his big city job, setting him off on a culinary and personal journey. He agrees to join her and French baker husband, Pableau, in their gourmet cupcake emporium, where he finds a sweet victory in a second chance at life.
Tipping Point Theatre performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. We will also offer one special Wednesday matinee for each of our six productions. Ticket prices range from $26 to $33.
TPT is located at 361 E. Cady Street, in downtown Northville, Michigan just one block off of Main St. Founded in 2007, we are a not-for-profit, professional live theatre company, dedicated to producing plays that excite, enlighten and enrich audiences. Our mission is to foster human interactions and relations, creating a unifying, yet personal experience through affordable, professional theatre performances and community outreach.
We hope you will leap into our 9th Season and enjoy live, professional theatre close to home!
For more information call 248-347-0003 or check out our website at www.tippingpointtheatre.com
*Please note: New Year’s Eve and “special weekend” fundraiser events and are not included in the SeasonPASS.