Take a look at our 2017/18 season.


One-Act Series

Amazing Dave

September 15th - September 30th

Planet Ant Theatre opens it 2017-18 season with Amazing Dave, an original one act comedy directed by Shawn Handlon and features members of the new Improv Colony Farm Team.

Amazing Dave tells the stories of a con man who starts a doomsday cult and the group of followers who are gullible enough to believe he is a modern prophet who happens to know the exact date of society's impending collapse.

In a first for Planet Ant, this one act comedy also represents the pilot episode for what will be a 6 episode weekly, live sitcom that will run on Thursday nights in Ant Hall, starting in October. Each subsequent episode will chronicle the misadventures of Amazing Dave and his band of misfit followers.

Written by Shawn Handlon and the cast:

Tony Augusty

Jaclynn Cherry

Michael Duprey

Andi Maziarz

Jason Petterson

Sarah Wilder


One-Act Series

Nightmare on Caniff Street

October 13 - October 21

Planet Ant presents Nightmare on Caniff Street!

Nothing will get you into the Halloween spirit faster than these collection of dark and haunting tales from the twisted minds of our Sketch 5 Writing class. We invite everyone to join us at Planet Ant for this spookily hilarious show! Who knew fright could be so fun?

Directed By Mike McGettigan and the Sketch 5 class.


One-Act Series

Camptastic!

Let’s get campy! Join Brant Branson and Trant Transon on a magical journey to the past to rediscover the roots of their friendship. Get swept up in the emotional whirlwind as your favorite morning talk showmosexuals glitter through life at the camp where it all started. Love, hate, pride, shame, and sparkles are all par for the course for the Gay Agenda in Camptastic!

 

Directed by Travis Pelto

Starring Sam Meier and Anthony Douglas

Music by Caitlin Gilmore


Main Stage Series

Christmas: Impossible

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

Featuring:

Lauren Bickers

Nick Boulahanis

Jaclynn Cherry

Michael Duprey

Shawn Handlon

Amy Probst


One-Act Series

Game Play

Written and Directed by Charity Clark-Anderson
Winner: BoxFest 2017 (by audience vote)

February 2- 17 | Fridays and Saturdays | 8p | $10
All performances at The Planet Ant Black Box
2357 Caniff | Hamtramck

Laid off from his job for over a year, John Sutton is out of the game and can't find a way back in. His wife, Michelle, has learned all the rules and is climbing the corporate ladder—fast. "Game Play" is a passionate drama that examines the unraveling of a "perfect marriage" amid the worst economic recession in decades.

Cast:
Kamia Hicks
William J McLin III
LaTanya Underwood
Andi Maziarz

Assistant Director:
Rhonda Freya English


One-Act Series

Love Me Tinder

a Planet Ant Training Center sketch production

Written by: 
Jason Petterson
Kathy Murphy
Adrianne Johnston Lafferty
Cristina Orlando

Directed by Shawn Handlon

Feb 23 & 24 and Mar 2 & 3 | 8pm | $10
All performances at The Planet Ant Black Box
2357 Caniff | Hamtramck

Featuring:
Nick Latimer
Brendan McCarthy
Casey O'Connor
Jean Parker
Michelle Studer
Ryan Westbrook


Planet Ant presents a collection of sketches from our level 5 writing class. Students of the level 5 class were tasked with bringing their favorite sketches created during writing 1-4 to the stage and co-direct them with the help of instructor Shawn Handlon to create a sketch comedy show created specifically for the process.


Main Stage Series

Who Run The World

March 16 - April 7

Who Run The World: A Planet Ant Production
Directed by Lauren Bickers | Co-written by ensemble & director

"In 2040, the women's revolution has taken over and toxic masculinity has gone underground, literally. The female dominated government comes together on the second anniversary of their revolution day to celebrate, but the plans are thwarted by natural and unnatural forces."

Featuring:
Dyan Bailey
Suzan M. Jacokes
Esther Nevarez
Scott Sanford
Caitlyn Shea
Sarah Wilder

Stage Manager: Mikey Brown
Scenic Design: Jennifer Maiseloff
Costumes: Vince Kelley
Video: Dyan Bailey


Main Stage Series

Appropriate

April 27 - May 19

Directed by Joe Bailey