Kim's Convenience is the humourous and poignant story of a Korean family and their convenience store set in modern day Toronto. It began as part of fu-GEN theatre company’s playwriting unit in 2006. At the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival, it won the New Play contest and the Patrons Pick award. In 2012, it opened Soulpepper Theatre Company’s season, toured across Canada and was published by House of Anansi Press. In partnership with Thunderbird Films and the CBC, it is now a half hour tv comedy series.
"A cause for celebration" - 4/4 stars. Toronto Star -
"...as stomach-hurtingly funny as it is dramatic and moving." - 5/5 stars. NOW -
July 6 -17: Toronto Fringe Festival: Tor, ON.
July 24 - Aug 5: Best of Fringe: North York, ON.
Jan 12 - Feb 11: Soulpepper: Toronto, ON
May 5 - June 16: Soulpepper: Toronto, ON
Jan 15 - Feb 2: The Grand: London, ON
May 15 - June 19: Soulpepper: Toronto, ON
July 11 - 28: Capital: Port Hope, ON
Sept 3 - 29: Theatre Calgary: Calgary, AB
Nov 3 - 23: Aquarius: Hamilton, ON
Jan 22 - Feb 8: NAC: Ottawa, ON
Mar 13 - Apr 6: RMTC: Winnipeg, MB
Apr 24 - May 24: Arts Club: Vancouver, BC
Sept 20 - Oct 11: Citadel: Edmonton, AB
Nov 27 - Dec 28: Soulpepper: Toronto, ON
CBC picks up Kim's Convenience to be a tv series
Dec 6 - 26: Soulpepper: Toronto, ON
Oct 4 - Season One of the TV show on CBC
Jan 10 - Feb 5: Neptune: Halifax, NS
Feb 8 - 25: Soulpepper: Toronto, ON
March 8-19: Segal Centre: Montreal, QC
July: Signature Theatre: New York, NY.
Sept: Season Two of the Tv show on CBC