Jason and Tori Tomalia of Ann Arbor have stopped dreaming about someday. Since they met a decade ago, the couple imagined opening an improvisational theater together someday - after they had established careers, and after the children they wanted to have were all grown up. Someday came when cancer happened.
One of the great things about improvisational theater can also be one of the scariest things about life: you never know where it's going to take you. For Tori Tomalia, and her husband Jason, life has taken them through an unexpected journey, as Tori was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2013.
Beer and improvisational theatre lovers in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area can soon enjoy a space that combines both. Eastern Michigan University Alumni, Tori and Jason Tomalia, will open Pointless Brewery and Theatre, 3014 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, this summer. Tori said the population in the area appreciates the "mind-set" of theater and craft beer.
As reported by The Ann Arbor News's Matt Durr, husband and wife Jason and Tori Tomalia are hard at work planning the opening of their Pointless Brewery & Theatre, a combination microbrewery and improv venue on the city's east side: The Tomalias have signed a lease to occupy space in the former Makkara Sushi grocery store located at 3014 Packard Rd.
If all goes according to plan, Tori and Jason Tomalia will soon be the proprietors of new brewery situated between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti that will cater primarily to lovers of improvisational comedy.