New comedy Kim’s Convenience opens at TheatreSquared


A new heartfelt comedy is playing at Fayetteville beginning this week in Fayetteville.

Kim’s Convenience, the play by Ins Choi that became the award-winning, hit comedy series on Netflix, opened Jan. 25 in TheatreSquared and will run through Feb. 19.

The show tells the story of character Mr. Kim’s corner variety store, as he faces challenges from big-money competitors and more. The show, first produced for sold out audiences at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2011, quickly caught the attention of critics there. The Toronto Star said the show is “the kind of show that restore’s one’s faith in the theatre.”

The T2 version is directed by Nelson Eusebio.

“Kim’s Convenience is a story that resonates with my own experience as a first generation Asian American,” Eusebio said. “As the son of immigrants, this story feels like my own family. I think T2’s audiences will laugh and love this Korean-Canadian family comedy. It’s a little more grounded and realistic than the Netflix show, and the humanity comes shining through Ins Choi’s smart dialogue and sensitive portrait of a family in crisis. All of this drama arrives in a fast paced, comedic vehicle that busts conventions.”

The cast for the show includes Natalie Kim (Janet), Eston Fung (Jung), Greg Watanabe (Appa), Karen Tsen Lee (Umma), and Brandon Jones(Alex).

The creative team includes Eileen Rivera (Associate Director), You-Shin Chen(Scenic Design), Lux Haac (Costume Design), Marie Yokoyama (Lighting Design), Connor Wang (Sound Design), and Megan Smith (Stage Manager).

“Rich and resonant with timely themes, it’s also just a joy to watch,” said T2 artistic director Robert Ford. “There’s a reason this play was turned into a hit TV show. Within minutes of the lights coming up, you’re laughing, feeling, and anticipating, all at once.”

Tickets to Kim’s Convenience range from $20-$54, on sale now at