Planet Ant to Present Original Plays as Part of DARK NIGHT, Begin. 4/4
Planet Ant will bring works by five local playwrights to the stage this April in Dark Night, an anthology of the best scripts from the theatre's Ant Farm series. Tickets ($10) are on sale now for performances April 4-19. A complete schedule follows this release.
Dark Night is an anthology of Planet Ant's favorite short play submissions to The Ant Farm, a quarterly reading of original work by local playwrights. The popular program allows playwrights to hear local actors read their words and see audience reactions concluding with an audience talk-back session. For the past three years, Planet Ant has selected several audience favorites and compiled them into one late-night presentation. In this year's show, titled Dark Night, director Sara Catheryn Wolf will helm a cast of seven actors performing in five original works including: A Nice Place To Visit by Dave Davies; Marielle by Maggie Patton; A Case of the Mondays by Mike McGettigan; Dark Corners by Sean Paraventi; and Restaurant Bill by Marty Shea and Ian Bonner. Dark Night will feature David Angus (Detroit), Zach Hendrickson (Ann Arbor), Phillip J Hughes (Warren), DeAnnah Kleitz-Singleton (Biloxi, MS), Katy Kujala (Novi), Patrick O'Connor Cronin (Bloomfield Hills) and Jaclyn Strez (Dearborn) with stage management by Jaclynn Cherry. Tickets ($10) are on sale now for performances at 9:00pm Friday & Saturday evenings April 4 through 19.
Late Night Saturdays & Improv Mondays
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 8:00 pm 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.
Planet Ant performance schedule
Tickets are $10
Friday, April 4 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, April 5 @ 9:00pm*
Friday, April 11 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, April 12 @ 9:00pm*
Friday, April 18 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, April 19 @ 9:00pm*
Late Night Saturday follows this performance at 11:00pm
Planet Ant Theatre is located at 2357 Caniff in Hamtramck, MI 48212. It is a non-profit professional theatre founded 20 years ago on the principle of artistic freedom and artistic experimentation leading to the growth of community, artistic fulfillment, and artistic success. The theatre has presented more than 80 high quality professional productions to southeastern Michigan with a commitment to providing the best in theatrical productions that has brought it critical acclaim and awards from across the region. More information on Planet Ant Theatre is available online at www.planetant.com.