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Kim's Convenience

By Ins Choi
Directed by Weyni Mengesha
A Soulpepper production, in association with American Conservatory Theater and Adam Blanshay Productions

Jan 30 - Mar 2, 2025

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Kim's Convenience

"What is my story? What is the story of me, Mr. Kim? My whole life is this store. Everybody knows this store, they know me. This store is my story."

The play that started it all – Kim's Convenience returns to the stage where it all began and reunites celebrated playwright Ins Choi with its original director, Weyni Mengesha. The most successful Canadian play of the last decade, Kim’s Convenience immediately resonated with Torontonians, becoming the most popular show in Soulpepper’s history. After leaving the Soulpepper stage Kim’s Convenience went on to become an internationally successful TV show on CBC and Netflix, and now makes its triumphant return home. 

Mr. Kim is a first-generation Korean immigrant, a father of two, and the proud proprietor of Kim’s Convenience for the past 30 years. After building his empire from nothing, the stubborn Mr. Kim grapples with his changing Toronto neighbourhood, and the growing chasm between him and his second-generation children. In this heartwarming and hilarious story, audiences follow the Kim family as they tackle their challenging past and look to face an unknown future. Playwright Ins Choi, who will also star in the production as the title character, calls the play his “love letter to his parents and to all first-generation immigrants who call Canada their home.”  Don’t miss this historic moment as we welcome Kim’s Convenience back home to Soulpepper.

Photo of Ins Choi by Dahlia Katz


Also Playing At Young Centre