Planet Ant

Planet Ant Theatre



Planet Ant is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre that seeks to build community by facilitating artistic expression and collaboration in theatre, music, film and other visual and performing arts; to promote artistic freedom and expand stage access; and to enrich individual artists through training, coaching and networking.



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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


Lauren Bickers

Nick Boulahanis

Jaclynn Cherry

Michael Duprey

Shawn Handlon

Amy Probst


Fridays & Saturdays | 8p

November 24 - December 16

Matinee Performances 

December 3 | 2p

December 10 | 6p

Tickets are $22* 

$5 Discount at the door for Students, Seniors and Hamtramck Residents



PLEASE NOTE: Mature Content; if this were a film, it would be rated R.


Planet Ant Black Box

2357 Caniff

*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.

Online pre-sales end 45 minutes before the start time of the show.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 @ Ghost Light Hamtramck
$5 pre-sale / $8 at the door (or $6 + 2 canned food items)


Full Schedule: TBA

Bar opens @ 7pm
Music @ 8pm

Funny Burger on the grill! 

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Comedy, Drama, Musicals, Improv. 

There's a lot happening at the Ant.


Monday Night Improv

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.

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Saturday Night Improv

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. 

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Comedy Slice Block Party

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.

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the best live music in town, every week.



Learn Improv from the best.

Planet Ant offers classes in long form improv and sketch writing. Both programs are appropriate for students of all skill levels.

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.


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Our workshops have wrapped up for 2017,

Check back over the coming weeks for new workshops in 2018!


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Are you interested in performing on one of our stages?

We are currently taking submissions of performances of all types! We are looking for musicians, bands, improv troupes, comedians, film directors and other types of performances.

Between Ghost Light, Ant Hall and The Planet Ant Black Box, we showcase local talent every night of the week.

Get On One Of Our Stages.


The Ant Jam

Every Monday Night at 10pm | Free!

We love giving aspiring performers a chance at some stage time. You can get your opportunity each week following the Home Team's Improv Monday performance.

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