SEASON SCHEDULE

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September 15 – October 23, 2016

Show Summary

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic mistress. He has engaged a cook to prepare gourmet delights, packed his wife Jacqueline off to her mother’s, and invited his best friend, Robert, to provide the alibi. What could possibly go wrong? A hilarious evening ensues as we discover Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, the cook is mistaken for the mistress, the mistress is unable to cook and Bernard and Robert must improvise at breakneck speed.


REVIEWS

Complicated and convoluted, the story unwinds like the gears of a fine watch, the timing is terrific, the acting and direction stellar, and the set design so finely wrought that one marvels at the attention to detail. Truly a league of its own. Producing Director James Kuhl brings another winning night out to the Tipping Point stage.” 
-LIVE THEATRE By Paul Arlon
 

SHOW DETAILS

By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Directed by:
James R. Kuhl

Starring:
Dave Davies
Sarab Kamoo*
Wayne David Parker*
Sonja Marquis
Melynee Saunders Weber*
Brandon Grantz

 *Members of Actors’ Equity Association

 

November 17 - December 18, 2016

Show Summary

In the dusty, lawless town of Twotrees, unconscious Ransom Foster is dragged into Hallie’s saloon, having fallen victim to Liberty Valance, an outlaw even the Marshal refuses to challenge. Once recovered, Ransom sets himself on leaving town, but finds something worth staying for as he begins teaching Hallie to read. Foster is given a purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who still wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to fight for what he believes in. It’s a classic western of good versus evil.


Reviews

““Liberty Valence” may be a western, but it has contemporary sensibilities. 
Its story is one of love, courage, and sacrifice.” 

-Daniel Skora, It’s All Theatre
“No actor hits a snag in the production directed by Angie Kane Ferrante
and the set and staging by Monika Essen is again, exemplary.”
-Paul Arlon, Detroit Monitor
 

SHOW DETAILS

By Jethro Compton
Based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson

Directed by:
Angie Kane Ferrante

Starring:

David Bendena*
Jim Porterfield*
Hallie Bee Bard
Pat Loos
Dez Walker
Dan Jaroslaw
Stebert Davenport

*Member of the Actors' Equity Association

 

January 19 - February 26, 2017


Show Summary

Henry and Alice are a middle-aged couple who are tired with busy careers, children, and a routine life that excludes romance. Alice believes the fire has gone out of their 25 year marriage, and wants to rekindle the magic that brought them together. Is there hope? Armed with a Sex for Dummies manual, Alice rents a hotel room in hopes that the book’s exercises will help them become romantically connected again. Henry and Alice’s touching and hilarious rediscovery of themselves, gives us some insight into their struggles as they attempt to put the spice back into their marriage.


Reviews

…see it because you won’t see a funnier, more entertaining or true to life show this theatre season.
-Daniel Skora, It’s All Theatre
Seasoned comedians, they dial into the play’s mix of sentiment, slapstick and Neil Simon-style one-liners and carve real people out of what could easily be caricatures.
-John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
 

SHOW DETAILS

By Michele Riml

Directed by:
Beth Torrey

Starring:
Dave Davies
Sandra Birch*

*Member of Actors Equity Association

 

March 23- April 23, 2017

Show Summary

Austin has come to stay at his mother’s house, while she’s on vacation, to work on his latest movie script. Unfortunately, his estranged older brother, Lee, has shown up at the house too. Tension between the brothers escalates as Lee tries to write and sell his own movie script to Austin’s agent. They find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the brothers’ roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had always wished he were in the other’s shoes.


REVIEWS

"This TPT production is a full-on sensory assault with hypnotizing performances by TPT Producing Artistic Director James R. Kuhl and TPT favorite Ryan Carlson....Without giving away too much of the story, the scenes that follow require and deliver some of the finest acting you are likely to see this year." 
- Patty Nolan, EncoreMichigan.com
"If you’ve never seen “True West”, a truly classic and electrifying piece of American theatre, this is a production you’ll want to see. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the show, this is a great time to get reacquainted."
-Daniel Skora, ItsAllTheatre.com
 

SHOW DETAILS

By Sam Shepard

Directed by:
Hillary Bard

Starring:
Ryan Carlson*
James Kuhl
Andrew Papa
Brenda Lane

*Member of the Actors' Equity Association
 
 

May 18 - June 25, 2017

Show Summary

It’s the ladies turn to step up to the tee in Norm foster’s sequel to last season’s box office hit, The Foursome. With a completely different story, The Ladies Foursome follows Connie, Tate, Margot, and new-found friend Dory, as they play a round of golf in honor of their pal, Catherine. Secrets and confessions come to the surface as the group discusses life, love, men, sex, children, careers … everything but golf. Watch as the ladies seek and find comfort and life lessons in this fun-filled, fast-paced, and heartwarming round of golf.



Reviews

"It’s lively, lighthearted, and loving. If you golf, if you don’t golf, if you never realized the effort involved in carrying around a bag of clubs that’s bigger and heavier than a fire hydrant, go see it. It’s a delightfully funny show."

-Daniel Skora, It'sAllTheatre.com 

"Through eighteen holes of golf, the foursome shares secrets and life facts that changes each one for the better. And, best of all, it’s funny. Works for me."

-Paul Arlon, DowntownMonitor.com

 

SHOW DETAILS

By Norm Foster

Directed by:
Lynn Wilde Concannon

Starring:
MaryJo Cuppone*
Sonja Marquis
Angela Kay Miller*
Amy Morrisey

*Member of the Actors' Equity Association
 

July 20 – August 20, 2017

Show Summary

Are we really who we say we are? Rock star, Owen Lovejoy, is ready to put a sudden and unannounced end to his fictional alter ego, Caesar Moon. But on the night Owen plans to kill off Caesar, he is surprised by a mysterious teenage girl who sneaks into his dressing room. Cece, whose life’s soundtracks are the songs of Caesar Moon, is arguably his biggest fan. She is now determined to reconnect Owen with his past and his humanity before it’s too late. As both Caesar and Cece explore the layers of the other’s identity, this comedy poses the question: Who are we really without each other?




 

SHOW DETAILS

By David Wells

Directed by: Frannie Shepherd-Bates  

Starring:
Katie Terpstra
Michael Brian Ogden*

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

 

Tipping Point's "Young Americans" is both entertaining and visually appealing.... Music enthusiasts of 70's and 80's rock will enjoy the show's occupation with all things rock."

-ItsAllTheatre.com , Daniel Skora

 

"Set in 1986, older patrons will grab hold of the many references to music from their coming of age time-The Rolling Stones especially-and younger audience members (teens recommended) should be able to relate to the notion that all that glitters is not gold, especially if it is in the form of bling jewelry, fame and money."

-EncoreMichigan.com, David Kiley

"David Bowie is no longer with us, but the spirit of his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, lives on in Caesar Moon, one of two characters in “Young Americans” at Northville’s Tipping Point Theatre. This 1980s-set work from Michigan playwright David Wells plays like a mixtape of comedy and drama."

- DetroitFreePress, John Monaghan


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