‘The King and Me’ Celebrates Artist Jack Kirby

A play about the co-creator of Captain America, The Hulk, and other comic book heroes.

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The King and Me, a play celebrating the life and career of the late American comic book artist Jack Kirby, will have its North American Premiere on Sunday, November 22 in New York City.

King will take place at the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center (103 Allen St., kirbymuseum.org), a pop-up arts center that also hosts displays featuring some of Kirby’s original artwork and other related pieces.

Self-described as a “semi-staged reading,” the show will also consist of a “Greek Chorus” reading dialogue penned by Kirby, and images from Kirby’s art projected on the stage.

Born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917, Kirby was a co-creator of such iconic comic characters as Marvel’s Captain America, Thor, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Avengers, and the X-Men—as well as the DC Comics villain Darkseid.

Tickets are available online at paypal.com for $20, with admission benefiting the museum.

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