Golf and Secrets Keep “Ladies Foursome” Busy at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora Perhaps no sport provides as much time and opportunity for conversation among its participants as does golf. A round of 18 holes can easily take more than four hours to complete, and what with waiting for the foursome ahead of you to clear and time spent walking the course or riding in … More Golf and Secrets Keep “Ladies Foursome” Busy at Tipping Point

Sibling Rivalry Seeks “True West” at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora There are plenty of opposing forces at work in Sam Shepard’s classic 1980 drama/dark comedy “True West”, currently being presented at Tipping Point Theatre. The play is filled with contradictions: kindness vs. brutality; order vs. disarray; truth vs. dishonesty; real vs. imagined; and compassion vs. cruelty. Giving life to those contradictions, Shepard … More Sibling Rivalry Seeks “True West” at Tipping Point

Laundry, Sexy and Otherwise, Gets Aired at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora There were many journeys – physical, spiritual, temporal, and mystical – that T.S. Elliot had in mind when he wrote these words for his famous poem “Four Quartets” : And the end of all our exploring /  Will be to arrive where we started  / And know the place for the first … More Laundry, Sexy and Otherwise, Gets Aired at Tipping Point

“Liberty Valance” Strikes Fear at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora Westerns, you would probably imagine, are not one of the genres that can be easily translated onto the stage. They became popular in the movies because they creating an Old West that was defined by easily recognizable stock characters and images that were visually striking and exciting. One such image that made … More “Liberty Valance” Strikes Fear at Tipping Point

“Dinner” Served Up in a Bowl of Laughs at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora Ten years ago, when the Tipping Point Theatre first opened its doors to theatergoers in Northville and Southeastern Michigan, they knew it was important to start with a production that would not only have broad appeal but would showcase the attention to detail that patrons would expect from future shows. For their … More “Dinner” Served Up in a Bowl of Laughs at Tipping Point

Second Acts Improve Both “American Wee-Pie” and Zed

By Daniel Skora Edibles are not usually something a theatre has to worry about providing for a play since audiences are willing to accept “pretend food” as a reasonable alternative. But sometimes the presence of the real thing is an absolute necessity in order to make a point or to satisfy the requirements of a … More Second Acts Improve Both “American Wee-Pie” and Zed

it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

By Daniel Skora One of the disadvantages of writing for a newspaper is that much of what the reader sees and reads of an author’s work has been determined by someone other than the person who wrote the article. Word count, positioning, availability of space for pictures, deadlines, the title that goes above the review, … More it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place at the Tipping Point

Tipping Point Theatre is presenting the romantic comedy “Stella & Lou”, a story of two mature people who appear destined to live out their golden years alone. Lou (Will David Young) is a barkeep, the owner of the neighborhood watering hole that bears his name. Tending bar and managing its finances have been his whole … More A Clean, Well-Lighted Place at the Tipping Point