Opening tonight at the Taproot at 8pm, Kim’s Convenience has made headlines for its portrayal of Asian immigrants with depth. Before it became a beloved Canadian television show, it started as a play at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Playwright Ins Choi reminds us that family isn’t always convenient, but it might be the best deal out here.
From the Taproot: “Enter Kim’s Convenience store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa (dad), Umma (mom), their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story reminds us that family isn’t always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.“
The show runs May 15– June 22. Wed/Thur, 7:30 PM; Fri/Sat, 8:00 PM; Sat matinee, 2:00 PM
Tickets are available online at taproottheatre.org, by phone 206.781.9707 (Tue-Sat, noon-5:00 PM) or in person at 204 N 85th St.