Laughs, Heart, and Roommate Rivalry in Tipping Point Theatre's Production of 'Ripcord​​​​​​​'


Northville, MI - How far would you go to win the bed by the window?  For rival roommates at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, the sky's the limit.  Tipping Point Theatre presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedic play, Ripcord, running March 22nd – April 22nd.  Tickets are on sale now.

Abby has lived a solitary life in her top-floor room at Bristol Place. Her abrasive personality makes sure that every roommate assigned to her leaves within the first month, which is just how she likes it.  But Marilyn will be a tougher nut to crack. She’s optimistic, happy and unaffected by Abby’s attitude. Determined to gain control and win her personal space back, Abby turns up the heat by proposing a bet between the ladies that proves you’re never too old to learn new tricks.

The comedy of Ripcord isn’t all the show has to offer to audiences. “As the play progresses, the characters’ secrets are revealed, adding a more personal layer to the rivalry.” Director James R. Kuhl says. “That is the beauty of the show.  It is a script that can be hilarious and quirky, but also have a great deal of heart at the same time.”

The show is generously sponsored by John Bebes of Plante Moran. A professional theatre, Tipping Point employs over 90 Michigan artists each year, and receives support from patrons, donors, businesses and other organizations.  "Audiences from all over Southeast Michigan have been supporting us for 11 seasons because we consistently provide a fantastic experience.  Whether it's a date, couples night or group outing, Tipping Point presents high-quality, professional performances by some of the most talented artists in the state," said Dan Ferrara, Tipping Point's Director of Development. "The theatre draws adults of all ages into an environment where they can be immersed in entertainment for a couple hours with no distractions - something that's nearly impossible anywhere else these days." 

Opening night is March 24th, with preview performances Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd.  The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with matinees at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. There is a special Wednesday matinee performance on April 4th at 3 p.m. Discounted group tickets are available by contacting Tipping Point Theatre.

Tipping Point Theatre is located at 361. E. Cady St. in Northville. Tickets are $30 - $46 for adults, $28 - $46 for senior citizens. Preview performances are $25 and include a post-show feedback session with Producing Artistic Director, James R. Kuhl. For tickets or more information, please call the box office at (248) 347-0003 or visit

Dan Ferrara
Director of Development
(248) 345-6959  |

Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire at Tipping Point Theatre

Ruth Crawford*
Susan Craves*
Dez Walker
Patrick Loos
Vanessa Sawson*
Jason Bowen
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

March 22 – April 22, 2018

Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville

248-347-0003 or

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday
90 minutes prior to performances

PREVIEW - March 22 at 8 PM
PREVIEW - March 23 at 8 PM
OPENING NIGHT - March 24 at 8 PM
March 25 at 2 PM
March 29 at 8 PM
March 30 at 8 PM
March 31 at 3 PM and 8 PM
April 4 at 3 PM
April 5 at 8 PM
April 6 at 8 PM
April 7 at 3 PM and 8 PM
April 8 at 2 PM
April 12 at 8 PM
April 13 at 8 PM
April 14 at 3 PM and 8 PM
April 15 at 2 PM
April 19 at 8 PM
April 20 at 8 PM
April 21 at 3 PM and 8 PM
April 22 at 2 PM

Previews March 22nd and 23rd at 8:00 p.m.

Includes a talkback afterwards with the Producing Artistic Director and Director, James R. Kuhl. Tickets are only $25.
Opening Night, March 24th at 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy the performance followed by food and refreshments with the cast. Tickets are $46.

Senior Citizens 62 and older:
 $2 off per ticket.
Groups of 15 or more: Receive $3 off per ticket for all performances. This may be combined with the senior discount.

Tipping Point Theatre brings live, professional theatre to the Metro Detroit area all year long. Located in historic Downtown Northville, it is in its 11th season and continues to produce high-quality, live entertainment for Southeast Michigan. The theatre is led by Producing Artistic Director James R. Kuhl and focuses on fostering personal experiences through affordable, professional theatre performances and community outreach.

Northern Aggression
by Joseph Zettelmaier
May 17th – June 24th, 2018

Dan Ferrara, 248-347-0003,