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2017/2018 Season

Boeing Boeing  |  September 14 - October 22, 2017
Office Hours  |  November 16 - December 23, 2017
Every Brilliant Thing  |  January 18 - February 25, 2018
Ripcord  |  March 22 - April 22, 2018
Northern Aggression  |  May 17 - June 24, 2018
The Impossibility of Now  |  July 19 - August 19, 2018


Show Summary

Bernard, an American architect and a self-styled swinging playboy, keeps a flat in Paris that he uses as his base of operations for a ridiculous scheme: by only dating air hostesses who serve on international routes and paying careful attention to their airlines’ timetables, he can juggle three different ladies whose paths never cross.

But the invention of a super-high-speed Boeing jet and a huge North Atlantic storm system conspire to bring all three ladies to the apartment simultaneously, wreaking havoc on Bernard’s plans.



by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans

September 14 – October 22, 2017

Directed by
Dave Davies

Hallie Bee Bard
David Bendena*
Dani Cochrane*
Aral Gribble*
Maggie Meyer*
Nancy Penvose

*Members of the Actors Equity Association  


"This is the kind of slamming-door bedroom farce where the action is timed to the millisecond. Even on opening night, the cast had it down." - John Monaghan, The Detroit Free Press

"Director Dave Davies, who knows “funny” as well as anybody in town, works his agile ensemble to deliver a play that is irresistible to watch."
-Patrice Nolan, Encore Michigan


From the playwright of The Love List, Looking, and The Foursome comes six different stories in six different offices across a city, cleverly intertwined into one hell of a good time.

L to R: Ryan Carlson, Wayne David Parker, Sarah Hawkins Moan, Terry Heck, Kyle Mitchell Johnson

From an overweight jockey to a desperate movie producer, from a domineering mother to a Week-at-a-Glance salesman, the play's characters are all intent on holding their lives together by keeping reality at bay. 


November 16 – December 23, 2017


By Norm Foster

Directed by
Beth Torrey

Ryan Carlson*
Wayne David Parker*
Terry Heck*
Sarah Hawkins Moan
Kyle Mitchell Johnson

*Members of the Actors' Equity Association




"Office Hours is an entertaining show that goes easy on the brain even while providing strong comedic situations."
Daniel Skora, It's All Theatre

"In the program notes for Tipping Point’s Office Hours, one of the actors mentions being proud to help 'you escape into genuine laughter' during these stressful times. And sheer silly escapism is exactly what the show has to offer."
Amy J. Parrent, Encore Michigan

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The funniest play about depression you'll ever see

The list began after her first attempt.  A list of everything brilliant about the world.  Everything worth living for:

1. Ice cream.
2. Water fights.
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.
4. The color yellow.
5. Things with stripes.
6. Rollercoasters.

It’s a story that’s as heartwarming as it is discussion-worthy, and it’ll leave theatre-goers better off for having experienced it.

The play was written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe and originated at Britain's Ludlow Fringe Festival in 2013.  It has been performed at New York City’s Barrow Street Theatre and was recently the subject of an HBO documentary.  The Guardian called the play “Heart-wrenching, hilarious... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop.”

“The intimate nature of our 100+ seat theatre, combined with the immersive storytelling in this play is a formula for a beautiful production,” said James R. Kuhl, Tipping Point’s Producing Artistic Director and one of two actors that will take the stage for the run of the show.  The second actor, Katherine Banks, presents the same script, allowing for a different take on the role and an opportunity for audiences to enjoy this wonderful tale from a female storyteller.


Generously sponsored by

January 18 – February 25, 2018


by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

Directed by
Angie Kane Ferrante*

James R. Kuhl*
Katherine Banks*
*Members of the Actors' Equity Association

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"There are many reasons to see this Tipping Point Theatre production – the laughs, the relevance of the message, the fine acting. If for no other reason, take a friend or loved one to be reminded of the innumerable brilliant things that grace our lives. This play will help you see them. And here’s the trick – they’re everywhere." 
-Patrice Nolan, Encore Michigan

"'Every Brilliant Thing' may be the most singularly affecting play you will see this year, not only because of the message it contains, but in the way it is presented."
-Daniel Skora, it's All Theatre

"Kuhl’s performance was marked by his extraordinary acting skills and his big heart; both were evident as he went from naïve boy to cynical teenager to hopeful romantic to melancholy adult."
-By Ronelle Grier, The Oakland Press

"So, yes, this is a story speckled with sadness. Yet it's also filled with genuine, heart-warming laughs. Ultimately, though, Every Brilliant Thing is an uplifting and hope-filled tale brilliantly told that shows us the resiliency of the human spirit. And it's one that theatergoers won't soon forget."
-Donald V. Calamia, The Cranky Critic

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Show Summary

Abby isn't known for her friendliness at Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, and that's just the way she likes it. After all, when nobody wants to be your roommate, you get a double room with a view all to yourself.

When Marilyn moves in, with her cheery disposition and optimistic outlook, Abby knows she'll need to break her if she wants her privacy back. But Marilyn isn't going down without a fight. And that's when they make "The Bet."

How far will they go in this hilarious escalation of pranks, tricks, and attacks?


"This isn’t a play about 'old people.' This is a play about all of us and the need for kindness and empathy and acknowledgment in. the. moment. Attention must be paid."
- Roy Sexton,

"...a well-cast comedy, slickly produced.... Tipping Point’s production is pretty irresistible."
- Jenn McKee, A2 Arts Addict and Don v. Calamia, The Cranky Critic

"Treat yourself to a couple hours of unmitigated fun. “Ripcord” is a side splitter that will not disappoint."
- Dan Skora, it'

"I haven’t laughed and cried this much at the same play in years."
- John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press


March 22 – April 22, 2018


by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by
James R. Kuhl*

Ruth Crawford*
Susan Craves*
Patrick Loos
Dez Walker
Vanessa Sawson*
Jason Bowen

*Members of the Actors' Equity Association

Generously Sponsored by


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Show Summary

When Rob and Maddie, longtime Michiganders, move down South for Maddie's new job, Rob quickly discovers that the opossum living under their deck isn't the worst of his problems.

When their friendly next-door neighbor invites Rob to join him in a Civil War reenactment, a simple and comical misunderstanding ignites a hilarious private war that threatens to demolish the couple's new life before it even begins.

See if geography can bind these two sides or if the battle wounds will cut too deep.

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By Joseph Zettelmaier

May 17 – June 24, 2018

Directed by
Matt Foss

Thomas D. Mahard*
Patrick Loos
Alysia Kolascz

*Members of the Actors Equity Association

Generously Sponsored by
David J. Boyd of


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Show Summary

When a freak accident leaves Carl - a successful science writer - with amnesia, his wife, Miranda, has to help him pick up the pieces. The only problem is, their marriage was already heading towards trouble.

With Carl's memory loss and new personality, Miranda struggles to see past the man he once was. She is forced to decide between helping him remember all that he's lost or forgetting her past and moving on.

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" direction from Frannie Shepherd-Bates... allows each of her talented actors to shine and genius set and projection design from Moníka Essen... elevates the narrative with a hauntingly dream-like quality."
-Roy Sexton,

"It’s especially gratifying to see a touch of empathy and humanity gracing a theatrical production - and when the play stays zoned in on Miranda and Carl’s building-from-the-ash relationship - this remarkable show leaves you more than satisfied."
-Nate Adams,


by Y York

Directed by
Frannie Shepherd-Bates

Assistant Directed by
Bridgette Jordan

Dave Davies
Julia Glander*
Alex Leydenfrost*

*Members of the Actors' Equity Association

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