True West 03/23–04/23Buy Tickets
NORTHVILLE- Tipping Point Theatre continues their 2016-2017 season with True West, by Sam Shepard.
True West runs from March 23 through April 23, and the curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with matinees at 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. A matinee performance has been added on Wednesday, April 12, at 3 p.m. Please note: this show contains adult content. Tickets are $22 for preview performances, $30 – $40 adults and $28-$33 students/senior citizens, and are available at the box office by calling call 248-347-0003 or online at www.tippingpointtheatre.com. A special “half price” ticket performance will be held on Thursday, March 30.
Austin has come to stay at his mother’s house, while she’s on vacation, to work on his latest movie script. Unfortunately, his estranged older brother, Lee, has shown up at the house too. Tension between the brothers escalates as Lee tries to write and sell his own movie script to Austin’s agent. They find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the brothers’ roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had always wished he were in the other’s shoes.
“This play has a quality of tension that I find deliciously irresistible from start to finish. The characters have histories, secrets and jealousies that cumulate in threatening and dangerous ways”, says Director, Hillary Sea Bard. She went on to say, “True West is an edge-of-your- seat, laugh-out-loud, and under-your-skin play. People will leave the theatre questioning their own limits and what better thing can art do but serve as a mirror to our own truths?”