I would like to thank Pacific Theatre in Vancouver for giving me complimentary tickets in exchange for my review.
Kim’s Convenience should be considered a Canadian treasure at this point.
With the incredible success of the televised series on CBC, I felt as though it was important for me to see the stage version of which the show is based.
Written by Ins Choi, there is so much going for it. The brilliant acting, the storyline of immigrants finding their success in Canada, the multiculturalism and family relations, the point is really driven home; we all have our own stories to tell. The play revolves around Mr. Kim, a Korean Father of two and loving husband who runs his own convenience store in Toronto, Ontario.
The audience gets to experience Mr Kim’s ups & downs, comedic banter and his strained relationship with his Son, Jung.
I laughed, I cried and I wholeheartedly felt that many people could relate to this very Canadian story.
Janet, Mr. Kim’s daughter is an aspiring photographer who grapples with the fact that the store may be her imminent future which leaves her with a bit of anger towards her father, who proves that he has done so much for her.
Being such a huge fan of the show, I really felt that this experience was part of my true fandom experience.
The television show is another thing that I would like to strongly advocate for, it’s on CBC (and Netflix) and has run for two seasons. Season three is coming up in January and I can not wait. My Boyfriend and I were first in line at the fan screening in Calgary.
You’ll see us 8-9 seconds in.
I also was overjoyed to see Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Mr. Kim from the TV Show joining us for the performance at the theatre.