Kim’s Convenience: Canadian Goodness Imported by Soulpepper
Today, it seems, is the day for truth to come out at Kim’s Convenience, the beautifully crafted play brought to us by the award winning Canadian theatre company, Soulpepper that has literally taken over the Pershing Square Signature Center. Just one of numerous productions brought from Toronto to New York for the month of July, this is a loving and thoughtful introduction to the company. Basically a typical but immensely engaging story of first generation immigrants and their children. Ins Choi has written a story about a North Korean couple, who fled for Canada during the Korean War and set up a life and a convenience store in order to survive and raise their two children. But as my theatre companion said, this story is more universal. It is just like his family, one that fled Mussolini’s Italy for Chicago. His father is this father, and he is that child (I won’t reveal which).