Interview with Ins Choi – Writer and Co-Star of ‘Kim’s Convenience’

25 Jan

The Toronto Fringe Festival has a delightful habit of spouting out some little gems that grow into big hits – The Drowsy Chaperone, Da Kink in My Hair, and My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding being notable examples. Its latest success story is Ins Choi’s ‘New Play Contest’ winner Kim’s Convenience. Following a sold out run at the 2011 Fringe, this charming, funny, and poignant show about the not always luxurious life of a Korean-Canadian family and their mom and pop convenience store, is back on stage as part of the 2012 Soulpepper season. Here is Ins Choi and his thoughts on the rise of  Kim’s Convenience, the power of customer loyalty – even in the face of a race riot, and the price of cigarettes.

For tickets to Kim’s Convenience head over here, and for more general info about the show, head over to the Kim’s Convenience website here.

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