I'm looking forward to seeing it again.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Telling Canadian Stories... Kim's Convenience at the Citadel...
Kim's Convenience started at the Citadel Theatre. Last night, I got to watch the final Dress Rehearsal. As part of my job, I had read the play and thought it quite a nice story on the page, but it was so lovely to see it realized on the stage. Beyond the picture-perfect corner convenience store and the sounds of the Toronto street, seeing the story live on the stage really emphasized for me the the play was truly a Canadian story. So many of us here are from somewhere else and the freedoms and hopes of the immigrant coming to Canada for their children is a story that I certainly understood. It was also both funny and touching. I didn't know that I would laugh so much - in recognition of things in my own world, in the deliberate misunderstandings between people, and in the unique relationships between parents and their children. I also didn't realize, despite reading the play, that I would get a little teary-eyed. Because Canada is a softer country than others with a tradition that is more flexible due to it's youth it is a place where you can make mistakes and go home again.
Labels: Canadian Theatre, Kim's Convenience, The Citadel
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