The poster of Kim’s Convenience
Until February 19th.. Melted the life of immigrants, Netflix topical work
$5 discount with entering ‘Natalie’ on buying a ticket
In-depth lines, realistic acting made it well done! Laughter, tears, and emotion continued
Netflix’s topical series ‘Kim’s Convenience’, which opened yesterday (19th), will be held at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville until February 19th. This play is self-planned by Aurora Theatre, which recently has renovated.
It is played in English and has Korean subtitles.
In an interview with Global Nrews Today on the 20th, a board director Natalie Cho, who is the first Korean boardmember of Aurora Theater, said, “This play is a must-see play that conveys the tears and laughter of immigrants.”
Ms. Cho introduced, “Every scene, including the main character Kim and the stories and conflicts of Asian immigrants, is a dominoes of being moved” and said, “Through this play, it will be a great help to understand different cultures.”
The plot is like this.
The protagonist, a Korean immigrant, planned a better life and legacy in Toronto. When he eceives an unexpected offer for a shop in an up-and-coming neighborhood, he has to make a difficult decision: take his money and give it to the developers who closed the church his wife loves, or convince his daughter to follow in his footsteps.
In this process, the main character Kim calmly tells the stories of her family and neighbors through the process of finding a moment-to-moment solution in a series of conflicts experiencing the demands of customers and strong-willed families.
Actors from various cultures, such as Korean, Chinines, Japanese, Lantinos, and American, the father’s heart, the decision of an immigrant woman as a wife and mother, and the daughter’s growth process, which conflicts with her father but eventually understands the whole family The in-depth lines and mature acting skills of the actors vividly capture the things that immigrant Korean families experience at least once, just like the story of our own family. (link of cast and creative)
The play became an award-winning hit series on Netflix. The original is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on CBC Television from October 2016 to April 2021. It is a family of a Korean-Canadian Mr. Kim who runs a convenience store in Moss Park, Toronto. The story develops with the daughter’s friends and others appearing.
The second season premiered on September 26, 2017. In July 2018, the series debuted internationally on Netflix, making it available outside of Canada.
The third season premiered on January 8, 2019 and the fourth season premiered on January 7, 2020.
In the performance at the Aurora Theater, Korean actor James Lee and others were double-casted with a Japanese actor, and a Chinese actor appeared as a mother, speaking English and talking about the life of Korean immigrants. (a link to view actor profile)
Natalie Cho, a director of the Aurora Theater, urged Korean audiences to watch, saying, “If you write my name ‘Natalie’ in the promotional code on buying a ticket, you can get a $5 discount.” ( link to buy tickets)
<By Eugene Lee>