Planet Ant Presents A STEADY RAIN, Now thru 5/24
Planet Ant veterans Ryan Carlson and York Griffith return with the police drama, A Steady Rain by House of Cards and Mad Men co-writer Keith Huff. This Detroit premiere will appear Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees today, May 2-24. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at www.planetant.com.
A Steady Rain by Keith Huff (Co-writer of the hit television series House of Cards and Mad Men) focuses on Joey and Denny, best friends since kindergarten and partners on the police force whose loyalty to each other is tested by domestic affairs, violence and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey helps Denny with his family and Denny helps Joey stay off the bottle. But when a routine disturbance call takes a turn for the worse their loyalty is put to the ultimate test.First produced at Chicago Dramatists, A Steady Rain appeared on Broadway featuring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.
The Planet Ant production of A Steady Rain is directed by York Griffith featuring Ryan Carlson and Andy Huff. This marks the return of two of Planet Ant's founding members. Carlson and Griffith. Griffith has served as the theatre's Artistic Director where he directed the critically-acclaimed productions The Adding Machine and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Carlson, appearing as Joey, is also a former Planet Ant Artistic Director and is currently an artistic associate at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea where he has appeared in such shows as Escanaba in da Moonlight, Superior Doughnuts and The Hot' L Baltimore. Andy Huff who plays Denny, is a graduate of Wayne State University's Hillberry Graduate program and was last seen in the play November at Planet Ant. He is is currently the Assistant Director of Acting with Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
A Steady Rain runs May 2nd to May 24 at Planet Ant Theater on Fridays and Saturday at 8:00pm with Sunday matinees May 11 & 18 at 3:00pm. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at www.planetant.com.
Throughout this season Planet Ant presents a late night Saturday show featuring a rotating schedule of improvisation. Tickets are $5 at the door.
The Planet Ant Improv Colony has generated over twenty original comedies and continues to perform every Monday night in Michigan's longest-running improv comedy show - Improv Mondays. At 8:00pm the show kicks off with a guest improv troupe followed by a performance by Planet Ant's resident Home Team. The night closes with The Ant Jam, an opportunity for anyone to improvise on the Planet Ant stage. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Photo Credit: Michael Hovitch