Planet Ant Theatre Opens HAMTOWN RACES Tonight, 9/21

Planet Ant Theatre is set to shine the spotlight on the colorful and diverse characters of Hamtramck in Hamtown Races opening tonight, September 21 and continuing through Saturday, October 13. Tickets ($20) go on sale Tuesday, September 4th online at Reservations are also available by calling (313) 365-4948. A complete performance schedule follows this release.

Planet Ant is excited to open its 2012-2013 season with Hamtown Races, a new work from Margaret Edwartowski (Harper Woods), author of last season's Snowbound and The Do Over. This original production will take audiences to the Al Ameer Cafe, a family business owned and operated by Lebanese immigrants that plays host to a colorful and diverse collection of characters, each representative of the varied and shifting cultures in Hamtramck. Hamtown Races pays homage to this one of a kind city and features Stephen Blackwell (Berkley), Patrick O'Connor Cronin (Bloomfield Hills), Mike Eshaq (Dearborn), Britta Peele (Harrison Township), Amy Probst (Detroit) and Rico Bruce Wade (Lansing), directed by Mike McGettigan (Dearborn) assisted by Michael Hovitch (Ferndale) with stage manager Genevieve Jona (Farmington Hills).

Hamtown Races will appear at 8:00pm Friday and Saturday evenings and at 2:00pm Sunday, September 30 and October 7. Performances run September 21 through October 13. Tickets ($20) will go on sale Tuesday, September 4 online at and can also be reserved in advance by calling (313) 365-4948 or emailing with the reservation name, performance date, time and the number of tickets. Reservations will be held for payment at the box office on the night of the performance. Tickets may also be purchased in person prior to show time based on availability.

Hamtown Races Performance Schedule
All tickets: $20

Friday, September 21 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 22 @ 8:00pm

Friday, September 28 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 29 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, September 30 @ 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 2 @ 8:00pm ($10 Theatre Industry Night tickets)
Friday, October 5 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, October 6 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, October 7 @ 2:00pm

Friday, October 12 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, October 13 @ 2:00pm

Planet Ant Theatre is located at 2357 Caniff in Hamtramck, MI 48212. It is a non-profit professional theatre founded on the principle of artistic freedom and artistic experimentation leading to the growth of community, to artistic fulfillment, and to 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 across the region. More information on Planet Ant Theatre is available online at

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