Tipping Point Theatre will present the Michigan premiere of Loy A. Webb's The Light beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 26.
The production will be under the direction of Carollette Phillips and continues the 15th theatrical season of the Northville theater.
Not every marriage proposal goes as planned. The Light introduces audiences to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface in this two-character drama. Can their relationship survive the growing divide between them over who-and what-to believe? The Light is a real-time rollercoaster ride of laughter, romance, and reckoning that peels away the layers of truth, doubt, pain, and ultimately the power of love, Philllips said.
“Live theatre is my first love as an artist,” Phillips added. “There is nothing quite as exciting as being in the 'room where it happens,' which is one of the main reasons why I wanted to serve as the director for this production of The Light. The audience gets to be a fly-on-the-wall as a loving couple grapples with an unexpected bump on the road to their wedding engagement. Webb's masterfully crafted play is a fun, real, beautifully painful window into the lives of Genesis and Rashad, two people who love each other very much. However, just because you love someone doesn't mean you always agree with them or understand their perspective,” she said.
The Light premiered off-Broadway at the Robert W. Wilson Theater in 2019, with The New York Times calling it “an unexpected mix of #MeToo and rom-com,” and nodded at Webb's ability to “write great lines and great one-liners.”
Tipping Point Theater will host a very special opening night pre-glow reception beginning at 5 p.m. preceding the 6 p.m. performance on Saturday, Jan. 28. The event is open to ticket holders for the Jan. 28 performance and light refreshments will be served.
Following these performances, the season continues with Robert Harling's modern classic Steel Magnolias, and concludes with the world premiere of the Tracy L. Spada comedy Game. Set. Match!
Tickets for The Light range from $28 to $48 depending on performance date and seating location and are now available for purchase by visiting www.tippingpointtheatre.com. Discounts for seniors (62 and over), military and students are also available at the Box Office window located inside Tipping Point Theatre at 361 East Cady St., Northville, MI 48167. Discounts for groups of 15+ are available for purchase by calling the Box Office at (248)347-0003 or at the Box Office window.