Planet Ant Set To Close Season With APPROPRIATE

Planet Ant Set To Close Season With APPROPRIATE

Planet Ant is set to close out its 2017-18 season with Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins April 27 - May 19 at Planet Ant Black Box Theatre. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at or in person 30 minutes prior to show time at the theatre box office.

Every estranged member of the Lafayette family has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. After a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father's possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Appropriate is the winner of the 2014-2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is directed by Joe Bailey with Brandy Joe Plambeck as Stage Manager and Jennifer Maiseloff doing set Design. Joe Bailey and Brandy Joe Plambeck are co-founders of The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale. "We're very excited to produce another play directed by one of the Ringwald guys," said Shawn Handlon, Planet Ant Artistic Director. "It helps to build camaraderie within the Detroit theater community while exposing our theater to their audience and our audience to their theater."

Appropriate features Melissa Beckwith, Jaclynn Cherry, Meredith Deighton, Forrest Gabel, Kelly Ann Komlen, Joel Mitchell, Shane Nelson, and Donny Riedel. It will run in the Planet Ant Black Box Theatre April 27 - May 19 with performances at 8:00pm Friday and Saturday evenings and 6:00pm performances on Sunday May 6 and May 13. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at and in person at the Ant Hall box office beginning 30 minutes prior to showtime based on availability.

Performances are at Planet Ant Black Box Theatre
2357 Caniff, Hamtramck MI 48212
Tickets are $20 unless otherwise noted

Friday, April 27 @ 8:00pm (Tickets: $10)
Saturday, April 28 @ 8:00pm (Tickets: $10)

Friday, May 4 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 6 @ 6:00pm

Friday, May 11 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 13 @ 6:00pm

Friday, May 18 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 19 @ 8:00pm Planet Ant
Monday Night & Saturday Night Improv

Each Monday night at 8:00pm, Planet Ant hosts Detroit's longest running improv show at Ant Hall (2320 Caniff). The evening begins with a guest improv troupe followed by the Planet Ant Home Team, and then the Ant Jam at 10:00pm where anyone can sign up to improvise short form and long form games. Saturday evenings at 11:00pm, Planet Ant presents an improv show at the Planet Ant Theatre (2357 Caniff) featuring an opening troupe and a headliner consisting of members of the Planet Ant Home Team and Planet Ant Improv Colony Farm Team. Tickets are $5.

Planet Ant Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre founded 24 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 90 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
Planet Ant Set To Close Season With APPROPRIATE

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