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Northville theater’s ‘Almost, Maine’ to explore love’s mysteries

By |2018-01-16T07:55:13-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Tipping Point Theatre, metro Detroit’s newest professional theater company, is pleased to present the Michigan premiere of John Cariani’s romantic comedy and off-Broadway hit “Almost, Maine.” Directed by TPT’s Executive Director Christina Johnson, “Almost, Maine” opens Feb. 2 and runs through March 8.
On a Friday night in the middle of winter, under a big, northern night sky, residents of Almost are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate; knees are getting bruised, hearts are getting broken. But the bruises heal and hearts mend – almost – in this delightful romantic comedy presented in eight two-person vignettes performed by four actors. Hailed as “love in the time of frostbite,”
“Almost, Maine” explores the mysteries of the human heart and is the perfect date play for young and old alike.
Tipping Point Theatre founder and Northville native Johnson serves as the play’s director. An alumna of Albion College’s Theatre Department, Johnson was a three-time nominee for the Irene Ryan Scholarship Award and served an 18-month apprenticeship term with the Purple Rose Theatre. Over the past 10 years, Johnson has worked for dozens of regional theaters as an actress, director, stage manager and choreographer, including directing/choreographing Northville High School’s productions for the past five years. Comprising the play’s ensemble cast are Joseph Albright of Redford, Courtney Myers of Ann Arbor and Jeffery J. Steger and Jennifer Lee-Steger of Livonia. Albright is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Coming off of a successful and critically praised run of “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” and popular audience favorite “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings,” “Almost, Maine” marks the third production of Tipping Point Theatre.
Performances are scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $18 to $35.
Tipping Point Theatre’s season concludes with the Michigan premiere of “Manuscript,” a suspenseful dark comedy by Paul Grellong, opening April 26.

‘Almost, Maine’
Feb. 2-March 8 (Previews Jan. 30-Feb. 1)
Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville

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