The wait is over, November 22nd the second Kill Shakespeare volume A Blast of War is released, the story chronicles the exciting conclusion to the Kill Shakespeare! As well Kill Shakespeare returns to the stage with Soulpepper Theatre for a full performance. Previously two got together for Watch Shakespeare and then Kill Shakespeare in April of this year which included a reading of issue 1. This time we are in for a real treat as Soulpepper has put together a full performance based on Kill Shakespeare! This event will take place this Saturday and Sunday- November 26th (8pm) and 27th (4:30pm) at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District. This show is part of a festival that is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s The Tempest‘s stage debut. Soulpepper is an amazing theatre company and I have no doubts that this will be a spectacular performance!! For information on tickets, please go to http://www.youngcentre.ca/thewordfestival/. Tickets are $20 each or 4 for $59.
Below are parts from the official press release:
This collection also features a bonus story “Here Never Shines the Sun” written by Tom Waltz (A-Team, Silent Hill) and drawn by Will Sliney (Star Wars, Farscape) as well as pin-ups and cover art exclusive to the collection. While it’s early, the second trade has already sparked some attention – the Washington Post read the finale of the series and immediately named it one of the “Five Comics That We’d Like to See on our Screens.”
In conjunction with the release of Volume 2, we are excited to officially announce the DEBUT OF KILL SHAKESPEARE AS A STAGE SHOW this month. Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre – one of the country’s top theatre groups – will be performing an adaptation of the series live on November 26th (8pm) and 27th (4:30pm) at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery District. The show is part of a festival that is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the debut of Shakespeare’s great work The Tempest as well as the same anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible.
The play will provide the audience with a never-before seen mix of comic art, performance and music to tell the Kill Shakespeare saga in a way that will delight both theatre and comic “geeks”. And for our friends outside of Toronto, or even Canada, don’t fret – we’ve been contacted by several other theatres who want to bring Kill Shakespeare to their communities.
Also Anthony Del Col of Kill Shakespeare will Guest on Quinntessential Comix in upcoming weeks