Planet Ant Theatre
Planet Ant presents the holiday-themed, action spoof "Christmas Impossible," an adaptation of one of its first original comedies, created by members of its Improv Colony in 2003.
Ole Solcheck is a fallen guardian angel... well, pushed actually. She was fired from heaven because she decided that five of the humans she was charged with protecting would be better off dead. So, Ole is banished to Earth where she embarks on a mission to save the lives that she had condemned. But she only has 25 hours to make things right.
Christmas Impossible is a fresh adaptation of the 2003 Planet Ant original holiday comedy, 25, for which Shawn Handlon was director and head writer. Dave Davies, who directs this iteration, was part of the 2003 cast that helped build the fast paced action spoof, which was inspired by the TV series, 24.
Mikey Brown will provide Music Direction for the show's four musical numbers. The original music was composed by John Edwartowski.
The 2003 cast who collaborated on 25 included Dave Davies, Jaime Moyer, Brett Guennel, Cara Trautman, Nick Smith, Catherine Hong and Mark Mikula.
Adapted by Shawn Handlon
Directed by Dave Davies
Fridays & Saturdays | 8p
November 24 - December 16
December 3 | 2p
December 10 | 6p
Tickets are $22*
$5 Discount at the door for Students, Seniors and Hamtramck Residents
HALF OFF OPENING WEEKEND
PLEASE NOTE: Mature Content; if this were a film, it would be rated R.
Planet Ant Black Box
*All ticket purchases are final, price includes online service fee. If you are not present 5 minutes before show time, your tickets may be released without refund.
Monday Night Improv is our longest running and most popular show, located at Ant Hall (2320 Caniff). Each week's hilarious night of comedy includes a special guest troupe opening for our renowned Home Team, then we always close out the night with our free open improv Ant Jam.
Every Monday at 8pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. Ghostlight Bar opens at 7pm preceding every show.
Saturday Night Improv features some of the best local improv troupes, including combinations of the Planet Ant Home Team and the Planet Ant Farm Team.
This show is located at the original Planet Ant Black Box (2357 Caniff) every Saturday at 10pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. Ghostlight Bar opens at 7pm preceding every show.
Our New Thursday Night show features blocks of comedic entertainment, hosted by Mike McGettigan
The show may include, but by no means is limited to:
improv, music, film, sketch comedy, stand up, and much more.
The night will feature the Planet Ant Farm Team, troupes comprized of our advanced Planet Ant Training Center classes, and other talented and hilarious guests from our comedic community, followed by karaoke inside Ghost Light Hamtramck at 10.
Detroit surf punk band Twin Falls is proud to present the first ever Friendsgiving Fest at Ant Hall in Hamtramck!
Join a crew of Detroit punks for a night of live music as we gather to give back to the community and groove to the scene's up and coming bands.
We'll be collecting non-perishable food for a food drive to benefit the Detroit Friendship House in Hamtramck. For more info on DFH check out its site: https://www.detroitfriendshiphouse.org/
SATURDAY, NOV. 25. DOORS AT 7PM.
TICKETS $5.50 PRESALE, $8 AT DOORS. 18+.
2320 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI
The Planet Ant Training Center offers a full line-up of six-week classes for beginning and experienced students looking to learn the ins and outs of long-form improv comedy and comedy writing.
You'll learn from some of the area’s best and most seasoned instructors –the same people you see performing with the Home Team each week. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and nurturing environment while providing frank, constructive feedback that will push students creatively to become better at their craft.
Check out the full class schedule below for more details.
Check back in the future for more information!
The Ant Jam is a safe and inviting environment open to performers of all skill levels. Even if you have never improvised before you can feel comfortable playing in our Jam. Interested participants just need to put their name into the Jam Jar for a chance to play some improv games and do some long-form.
The Ant Jam is completely free, but we suggest arriving at 8pm for our Improv Monday show! At $5, it's the best entertainment deal in town.
Been attending our jams for a while? Maybe its time to boost your skills in our improv Training Center!