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Tipping Point closes season with David Wells world premiere; opens July 22

Preview July 14, 2017 Encore Staff

NORTHVILLE- Tipping Point Theatre closes their season with the world premiere of Young Americans (The Fictional Life and Contentious Death of Caesar Moon) by Michigan playwright David Wells.

Are we really who we say we are? Rock star Owen Lovejoy, is ready to put a sudden and unannounced end to his fictional alter ego, Caesar Moon. But on the night Owen plans to kill off Caesar, he is surprised by a mysterious teenage girl who sneaks into his dressing room. Cece, whose life’s soundtracks are the songs of Caesar Moon, is arguably his biggest fan. She is now determined to reconnect Owen with his past and his humanity before it’s too late. As both Caesar and Cece explore the layers of the other’s identity, this comedy poses the question: Who are we really without each other?

“This is such a fun play! The characters are extremely engaging – and so real! – and they grapple with themes and emotions that are familiar to all of us”, says Director Frannie Shepherd-Bates. She went on to say “Audiences can expect to laugh a lot! They can expect quick, witty dialogue, sincere performances, eye- popping design elements, and a whole lot of rock ’n’ roll.”

Young Americans runs from July 20 through August 20, 2017. The curtain rises at 8:00 pm Thursdays through Saturdays, with matinees at 3:00 pm on Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday. A special matinee performance has been added on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Tickets are $30 to $40 for adults, $28 to $33 for senior citizens, and $22 for the two preview shows on July
20 & 21. Tickets are on sale at tippingpointtheatre.com or by calling the box office at (248) 347-0003.

Photo: Katie Terpstra and Michael Brian Ogden, featured in Young Americans

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