Sunday, September 9, 2012
Jim Porterfield stars in "Deathtrap," now showing at the Northville theater.
In 1974, Northville resident Jim Porterfield performed in the play "Hello, Dolly" at Northville High School. Since then, he's appeared in countless plays and commercials far and near including Deathtrap, which is now showing at the Tipping Point Theatre. The Tony award winning play will be featured at the Northville theater until October 7. Porterfield, an actor of 27 years, plays the part of a Broadway writer named Sidney Bruhl. His character finds a break in his writers' block by assisting one of his students with his manuscript. A series of twists and turns ensue in the comedy thriller. "It's a genre people enjoy," Porterfield said. "It's an excellent play for its type." The character Porterfield plays is different than others he has …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Five productions are planned for the season.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
- From a Tipping Point Theatre press release No need to worry about rising gas prices, long car rides, unexpected construction on Michigan roads, and overcrowding at your favorite vacation spot. All you need to do this season is pack your tickets and head over to The Point! Where are we going? We are speeding into our 6th season and it’s full of suspense, surprises and laughter. This season includes a musical and four comedies from Connecticut to Ohio to a few in-between stops in New York City. We have also added a 6th show, “This Wonderful Life” as a fun way to share the holiday season with friends and family. Tickets for each production go on sale approximately one month prior to the first performance. Tickets can be ordered by calling …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The play – starring Aaron H. Alpern, Julia Glande and Alysia Kolascz – comes to a close this weekend.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Tipping Point Theatre's play Fiction comes to a close this weekend. Your last chances to see it are on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Written by Steven Dietz, the play is the story of a married couple named Linda and Michael. Linda is suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor and given weeks to live. Each keeps a diary, and Linda says Michael may read hers after she's gone, but she asks to read Michael's now. The contents of each proves to be shocking but some of it is real and some is not. With many twists and curveballs, the play keeps the audience on its toes. It stars Aaron H. Alpern as Michael, Julia Glander as his wife Linda and Alysia Kolascz as the woman that comes between them…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Northville theatre will continue to show 'Fiction' this weekend.
If you knew you were going to die soon, would you want to know your significant others' biggest secrets? That's the road the protagonists of Fiction take us down in the Tipping Point Theatre's latest production. The three-person cast stars Aaron H. Alpern as Michael Waterman, Julia Glander as his wife Linda Waterman and Alysia Kolascz as the woman that comes between them named Abby Drake. Written by Steven Dietz, the plot starts off with the moment a married couple, the Watermans, met as young travelers abroad. Their ease of conversation and teasing lead us to believe they have been lifelong friends if not more. Fastforward to the present day, when Linda Waterman discovers she has a malignant tumor that will soon end her life. The …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Northville theater is now showing 'The Love List'.
The Tipping Point Theatre's latest production, The Love List, brings a whole new meaning to the cautionary addage "Be careful what you wish for." The Norm Foster play – showing at the theater through Feb. 19 – is a comedy about one man's quest for the perfect woman. Three actors deliver three memorable performances throughout. The star of the play is Dave Davies, who previously appeared in The Dinner Party and Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Davies plays humdrum Bill, who is a single man talked into looking for love by his friend Leon. Bill's friend is played by Wayne David Parker. The play is directed by Lynn Lammers. The plot starts off with Bill, an Average Joe statistician, celebrating his birthday with a friend. Leon gives Bill an unusual…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Theatre director James Kuhl plays the lead in 'The Importance of Being Earnest'
Audiences at the Tipping Point Theatre's latest production, The Importance of Being Earnest, will find themselves laughing and even interacting with the actors. It is the first play that Tipping Point director James Kuhl has appeared in since he took on the position three years ago, he said. It is directed by Julie Glander. The Oscar Wilde play is set in the early 1920s and opens with actor Peter Prouty, playing the role of Algernon. His character is the over-indulgent London friend of the protagonist, John Worthington. Kuhl plays the lead role, of a country gentleman who escapes to the city under the name of "Ernest." He tells his friends in the country that Ernest is his wayward brother, to whom he must tend in London. This later leads …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Minor injuries reported in accident.
A woman driving to drop off a donation at the Tipping Point Theatre crashed her car into the theater, 361 East Cady St., today around 12:45 p.m. Tipping Point director James Kuhl said the woman was going to leave some of her husband's belongings, including a hat, for the theatre to use as props. But as she drove down the hill into the parking lot, she stepped on the gas instead of the brake, said Northville City Police Captain Michael Carlson. Kuhl said the theater staff called the police to tend to the woman, but her only injury appeared to be "a bump on her leg." He added, "Of course, after an ordeal like that, she was shaken up." An iron rod came through the theater window. "The damage is minor," he said. " We did lose a window." "For …