The Midwest Heads South for Tipping Point’s Latest Comedy


Northville, MI - It's Southern Hospitality vs. Midwestern Kindness when Maddie and Rob, a Michigan couple, move down to Carson, Georgia and meet their new neighbor, Dr. Benjamin "Doc" Boggs. Doc is a passive aggressive man with very traditional ideas on what it means to be a neighbor. He and Rob begin to butt heads as their cultural differences and temperaments are tested daily against each other. Will they be able to put the past behind them and move on to new beginnings? Northern Aggression by Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier runs May 17 to June 24. Tickets are on sale now.

Tipping Point Theatre is once again bringing a high energy performance to their stage and to match that, they’ve brought in some familiar faces. Northern Aggression was first produced as And the Creek Don’t Rise at Williamston Theatre in 2011 with Thomas D. Mahard in the role of Doc Boggs. Seven years later, Mahard is taking the stage as the stubborn neighbor once again. Tipping Point veteran, Patrick Loos, returns having just come off of sold out performances of Ripcord as estranged son, Ben, and director Matt Foss returns having last directed at Tipping Point in 2009 for Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!).

 “I feel incredibly grateful to have the chance to return to Tipping Point,” said Foss. “I've been a huge admirer of Joe's work for a long time. It's always smart, full of heart and humor and I've found the folks inside the plays talk with their own, individual voices--which is a real gift to work on and speaks to his gifts as a storyteller and empathetic author of imaginary people.”

During the run, Tipping Point will be unveiling their 12 season of productions at a special fundraiser. The event will take place on June 7th at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth. The evening will feature performances from the upcoming season, food, drinks, and a silent auction. For more information and tickets, visit

As a non-profit professional theatre, Tipping Point hires over 90 Michigan artists each year, and receives support from patrons, donors, businesses and other organizations.  They recently received grant funding from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and The Shubert Foundation.

Northern Aggression will be presented Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 2pm May 17th – June 24th at Tipping Point Theatre; 361 E. Cady Street; Northville, MI 48167. Tickets are $30 - $46. Seniors (62 or older) receive a $2 discount off their ticket. Preview performances are $25 and include a talk back with Director Matt Foss and 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 |

Northern Aggression by Joseph Zettelmaier at Tipping Point Theatre

Thomas D. Mahard*
Patrick Loos
Alysia Kolascz
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

May 17– June 24, 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 - May 17 at 8 PM
PREVIEW - May 18 at 8 PM
OPENING NIGHT - May 19 at 8 PM
May 20 at 2 PM
May 24 at 8 PM
May 25 at 8 PM
May 26 at 3 PM and 8 PM
May 27 at 2 PM
May 30 at 3 PM
May 31 at 8 PM
June 1 at 8 PM
June 2 at 3 PM and 8 PM
June 3 at 2 PM
June 6 at 3 PM
June 7 at 8 PM
June 8 at 8 PM
June 9 at 3 PM and 8 PM
June 10 at 2 PM
June 14 at 8 PM
June 15 at 8 PM
June 16 at 3 PM and 8 PM
June 17 at 2 PM
June 21 at 8 PM
June 22 at 8 PM
June 23 at 3 PM and 8 PM
June 24 at 2 PM

Previews May 17th and 18th 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, May 19th 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: $3 off per ticket for all performances, excluding previews and opening night. 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.

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