The Play That Goes Wrong grasps on to the phrase “the show must go on” for dear life and refuses to release it from its death grip until the actors' final bow. People are knocked out, lines are forgotten and it seems the set is being held together by hot glue and wishful thinking. It's an actor's worst nightmare that just won't end - and audiences can watch it all happen from the comfort of ticketed seats.
“What's the worst that could happen?” Producing Artistic Director James Kuhl asked himself, “Aside from, you know, the things that are supposed to go wrong.” The production features some hefty technical mishaps, including a second story platform falling. The theater seats just over 100 people in the intimate space adding some extra limitations to the technical feat the production requires. Tipping Point actors and producers are no stranger to pushing the limits of the space, however.
“Tipping Point likes to push things as far as we can and challenge the perceived restrictions of our space.” Their 2018 production of David Lindsay Abair's Ripcord saw the staging of parachuting grandmas while their 2020 production of The 39 Steps featured not only a daring train chase, but an airplane chase as well.
Tipping Point Theatre will present the murder mystery that brings Murphy's Law to full and glorious life Feb. 3 - March 6. Tickets, priced at $26, can be purchased at tippingpointtheatre.com or by calling the box office at (248)-347-0003, with special discounts for seniors, military, students, and groups in need of some comedic healing. The actors may be struggling to keep it together safely on stage, but Tipping Point Theatre has COVID precautions in place to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Proof of vaccination with a photo ID is required for those attending and everyone must wear a mask while inside the building, with the exception of the actors on stage. Seating is reduced to two thirds The complete COVID policy is available at www.TippingPointTheatre.com/covid19-policies.
Tipping Point Theatre is located at 361 E. Cady St., Northville. For more information, call (248) 347-0003.