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Happy APPA's Day!

Appa (father in Korean) or Mr. Kim is the main character in Kim’s Convenience. It is his store and his family at the centre of the drama. 854 more words

My Canada, 123/150: Our dramatic history

To those who say Canadian history is dull, I say, yay, verily: Get thee to VideoCabaret.

Since 1985, this Toronto-based theatre company, led by playwrights Michael Hollingsworth and Deanne Taylor, have been writing and producing plays about Canada’s history: there are currently 21 of them, gathered under the umbrella name of… 687 more words

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Stage: Spoon River

Based on Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, a collection of short poems, this musical adaptation features the residents of a small town mid-west graveyard returning to share stories of their lives and deaths with curious passersby. 856 more words

Stage Reviews

Stage: Of Human Bondage

Adapted from W. Somerset Maugham’s epic novel of the name name, Of Human Bondage focuses on medical student Philip Carey’s obsessive love for manipulative tea-shop waitress Mildred Rogers, and explores themes of art, class and privilege, and love. 981 more words

Stage Reviews

My Canada, 39/150: Distilling industry into art

For many years, a once-flourishing industrial district in Toronto fell derelict, its Victorian-era brick buildings being used for movie-shoot backgrounds and not much else.

Gooderham & Worts, once Canada’s largest distiller, was based here until its merger with the Windsor-based Hiram Walker distillery, itself now owned by a multinational corporation: both were famous for “Canadian Whisky”, often called “rye”, that starts with rye and corn, and is aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years. 365 more words

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Stage: Kim's Convenience

Set in a family-run Regent Park variety store, Kim’s Convenience tells the story of the Korean-Canadian Kim family as they navigate the complicated relationships they have with one another, and make choices about their future that will have lasting consequences. 596 more words

Published In 2017

Review - Kim's Convenience by Soulpepper @ The Young Centre of Performing Arts

Intro

On February. 14th, 2017, a friend of mine (Sabrina) invited me to see Kim’s Convenience – Live at the Young Centre for Performing Arts… 929 more words