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Toronto: The Assembly Theatre presents “Comic Books Live!!!” March 3 & 4

Friday, March 3, 2023

THE ASSEMBLY THEATRE Launches a brand new variety show chock-full of comedy, cosplay and comic books with COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!!

In association with Excelsior! Collective , the beloved Parkdale home of independent performance, The Assembly Theatre launches a new bi-quarterly variety show Comic Book Live!! Torontoʼs only variety show/ live action comic book reading series!

Inaugural Event this March 3rd and 4th !!!

The Assembly Theatre 1479 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario

Each installment plucks a comic book from all eras of graphic fiction history, chosen by series host, Assembly alumni and all around comic fanboy Luis Fernandes (Therac 25, The Assembly Theatre; Tough Jews, Dora Award nomination - Outstanding Ensemble) and gives it a high-energy dramatic reading by some of Torontoʼs finest live performers! Audience is encouraged to bring a copy of the book (or buy it at the pop-up comic shop in our lobby courtesy of our outstanding sponsor WEST END COMICS ) and read along with us!

Snikt!! For our FIRST EVER installment we will be reading 90's Marvel masterpiece X-men #1 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. Bring a copy (or buy one at the show) and let's get 'er done, Bub! (Don't worry, the show can be enjoyed sans comic...but for the full experience, grab a copy! Visit your local comic shop, hit a library, or buy one at the show!)

Our Guests include:

- Mhy Dance Company doing a medley of 2000's Hip-Hop Moves! (DANCE)

-Super Heroic Silliness with Amy Cunnigham and Matthew Gouveia! (STANDUP)


-Sex T-Rex brings their brand of sketchy silliness for one night only Saturday March 4th!!! (Sketch/Improv)

Plus the launch of a gallery of art from Duane Murray and Shawn Daleyʼs BETTER PLACE published By Top Shelf Productions!

Comic Books Live!!!

Hosted by Luis Fernandes

March 3rd and 4th 2023 (Friday and Saturday, 8:00pm)

The Assembly Theatre - 1479 Queen St. W.

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