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Tacoma Arts Live presents

Kim’s Convenience

by Ins Choi

Preview night: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
The June 12 performance will be ASL interpreted.
Theater on the Square
Tickets: $19, $29, $39
Preview night: $12
Performance contains adult language and themes.

Enter Kim’s Convenience Store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. In this award-winning play, the Kims face gentrification, a growing generation gap, and the threat of a new chain-store opening as they debate the future of their convenience store. Through it all parents Sang-Il, Yong-mi, their unmarried daughter Janet, and disappointing son Jung, learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story (recently turned into a Netflix sitcom) reminds us that family isn’t always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.


As COVID cases are now on a significant downward trend, we have hope that the pandemic is easing to such a level that we may reduce interventions. Based on new Washington State, King and Pierce County policies, guidance, and suggested best practices, Tacoma Arts Live will end the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as of March 12, 2022. Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone in attendance. At most ticketed events, seats are reserved, and will not be socially distanced. Please note that VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & Education will still require proof of a vaccination or a negative test.

We will continue to require Tacoma Arts Live staff, volunteers, and artists to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72-hours of an event, plus wear masks during all public events.

Thank you for your support and loyalty as Tacoma Arts Live continues to make decisions to protect our community. If you find yourself unable to attend because of continuing concerns about exposure to the virus, please consider making a donation, becoming a member, or purchasing a gift certificate.

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Screening for symptoms. Staff, volunteers, and artists will be requested to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc.). We request that all patrons self-screen for symptoms prior to arrival as well. If you are ill, please stay home. If you need to make arrangements for your existing tickets due to a COVID-19 related illness or exposure, contact Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.346.1721.

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