Laughs, Heart, and Roommate Rivalry in Tipping Point Theatre’s Production of ‘Ripcord’

Press Release – February 10th , 2018

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
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

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