"Kim's Convenience" Directed by Weyni Mengesha Opens in NYC

Soulpepper's international hit play Kim's Convenience, directed by Weyni Mengesha opened to great success as part of a month-long residency at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City.

I cried, too. This was not just the magic of the fine performances, particularly Mr. Lee’s, under the direction of Weyni Mengesha. It was also my belated recognition that the story was, in part, my own.
— Jesse Green, New York Times
Director Weyni Mengesha’s vital staging tenderly realizes the author’s vision with its steady pace and sensitive performances.
— Darryl Reilly, Theater Scene
Under Weyni Mengesha’s astute direction, the ensemble cast tackles their characters with a high level of believability.
— David Roberts, OnStage Chief New York Theatre Critic
From left, Rosie Simon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Ronnie Rowe Jr. in “Kim’s Convenience.”     Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

From left, Rosie Simon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Ronnie Rowe Jr. in “Kim’s Convenience.”     Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The Ins Choi play follows a Toronto variety store run by a family of Korean-Canadians. The Mengesha-directed production has toured internationally since 2012 and inspired a spin-off sitcom on CBC Television.