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Hot Date: Soulpepper’s Convenient Hit

photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

JANUARY 19 TO FEBRUARY 11 On the surface, Kim’s Convenience is a love letter to the countless Korean corner stores that have fallen victim to Toronto’s ever-in-flux business landscape. But that’s just the backdrop for the private inter-generational and inter-cultural conflicts that so many Canadians can identify with. Written by Soulpepper Academy alumnus Ins Choi, the humorous yet poignant tale of a Korean-Canadian family bridging the gap between old traditions and modern life has earned numerous awards and won widespread audience acclaim. This Toronto classic in the making kicks off Soulpepper Theatre Company’s 2012 season. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, $22 to $68; call 416-866-8666 or visit here for further information and to purchase tickets.

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