Join us at the Tipping Point Theatre for our “Lucky 7th Season”
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
September 5 – October 13, 2013
Till we meet again may come sooner than you think!
The wit and wisdom of Noel Coward glimmer again in this much-loved drawing room spirit game. Subtitled “An Improbable Farce” by Coward, “Blithe Spirit” presents novelist Charles Condomine torn between two lovers: one dead, and one alive. At the top of the play, Charles and his wife, Ruth, are preparing for a dinner party with a medium, Madame Arcati, as research for Charles’ newest novel The Unseen. What should be an amusing evening of observation turns on its head when the unlikely Arcati inadvertently resurrects Charles’ first wife – Elvira. Only seen by Charles, Elvira is soon creating trouble between Charles and Ruth. The improbabilities continue to unfold in Coward’s most hilarious comedy, as one séance leads to another, resurrections lead to deaths, and adages like “‘till death do us part” and “parting is such sweet sorrow” are taken to new heights!
Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron
October 25-27, 2013
A show about women and the clothes they wear!
In this heartfelt comedy by chick-flick favorites, Nora and Delia Ephron, clothing is used as a vehicle to access some of the most vulnerable moments in a woman’s life. Shopping for undergarments is transformed from a mortifying experience to a symbol of womanhood, a birthday outfit becomes a story of acceptance, and a bathrobe comes to embody the relationship between mother and daughter. Through a collection of monologues, the all female cast of “What I Wore” reminds us that what we wear flourishes more than our outfit; it accessorizes life’s most pivotal moments of love and loss. *Special Fundraising Event*
Ebenezer by Joseph Zettlemaier
November 21 – December 31, 2013*
A new twist on a beloved holiday classic!
In this Christmas carol, local Michigan playwright, Joseph Zettlemaier, fast-forwards fifteen years after the immortal night featured in Dickens’ story. “Ebenezer” unveils what happened after the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future intervened in Ebenezer Scrooge’s life. Now a great humanitarian, Scrooge has changed the atmosphere of London by keeping many charities afloat with his generosity. But this Christmas Eve, Scrooge believes he is near death and is waiting for some unearthly visitors. Accompany Scrooge’s nurse, Miss Alice Poole, and his nephew, Tim Cratchet, as they bear witness to the dying moments of an incredible man and mystery in this modern tale of reinvention and hope. *Special New Year’s Eve event*
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick
January 30 – March 9, 2014
All is fair in love, even murder!
What can you do with a wife who wants a divorce one minute, then loves you the next? Arlene cannot decide whether to stay with Paul, her dumpy car salesman husband of many years, or leave him for Mitchell, their dentist, who has swept her off her feet. The two finally conspire to murder Paul in a room at the local Howard Johnson’s motel. This is the first of several hilarious twists and turns as this clueless threesome leave us wondering who hates who, who loves who, and who can really pull off a murder. The show’s fast-paced comedy-suspense mayhem will kill you with laughter through to the very end.
Old Love by Norm Foster
April 3 – May 4, 2014
Can you find love at any age?
Written by the playwright of “Looking” and “The Love List”, “Old Love” is a touching comedy about persistence in the pursuit of happiness. The story spans three decades and several meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. Over time, a growing fondness for Molly developed in Bud’s heart, but he never tried to do anything about it until they meet again, for just the third time in 25 years, at his old boss’ funeral. Molly isn’t interested, but Bud continues to pursue her despite all odds and together they tell their stories of good times and bad, through 25 years of relationships. This light-hearted comedy will keep you believing in friendship and romance at any age.
The Red King’s Dream by David Belke – American Premiere
May 29– June 29, 2014
Do our dreams show us what we are missing in life?
Stephen Tudor writes indices. That’s the plural of index. His life is solitary, logical, and precise and that’s good. He has read and indexed thousands of works from the solitude of his apartment, visited only by two women; his boss, Ms. Rapell, and his friend, Amy. Under their watchful eye, Stephen has indexed everything from physics to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Still, one corner of knowledge eludes him: love. When Zoe Price moves in across the hall, Stephen’s normally cloistered life is flung open to a wide range of new emotions. But as a gold-card carrying member of his local library, he tends to over analyze everything – including his new emotions towards Zoe. Join Stephen as he ventures through the looking glass to discover the difference between logic, friendship, and love.
The Kings of Unionville by James R. Kuhl – World Premiere
July 24 – August 24, 2014
Can the best kept secrets keep a family together?
Set in a small Michigan town, the once prominent Secret Society of Kings has deteriorated into a basement-dwelling, beer-drinking, card-playing fraternity of friends that is long past its prime. The group has traditionally passed down their secrets from father to son for decades. Following the death of a King they now must recruit a new member to fill his spot. The best choice is Will, the son of the group’s historian Edward. But before Will can join the secret society, he must perform a long forgotten ritual; an initiation that has purposefully not been performed by the Kings for many years. In this heartfelt comedy about tradition, values, and honor, father and son must come together and find common ground or risk the destruction of both the group history and their own relationships.
*shows are subject to change due to royalties rights.
Live, Professional Theatre, Close to Home!
361 E. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167-1663 248 347-0003 www.tippingpointtheatre.com
Performances will be held 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 five productions. Ticket prices range from $25 to $32.
Tipping Point Theatre is located at 361 E. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167. We are a not-for-profit, professional live theatre company, dedicated to producing plays that excite, enlighten and enrich our audiences. Our mission statement is to foster human interactions and relations, creating a unifying, yet personal experience through affordable, professional theatre performances and community outreach.
We are also seeking corporate sponsorships for our upcoming season. Sponsorship is a great way for businesses to support the arts while promoting their products and services. Sponsorship levels begin at $2,500 for a show co-sponsor. Benefits are customizable.