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Bad Parent
Ins Choi
September 15 to October 9, 2022

Bad Parent

Parenthood isn’t easy. Especially in front of an audience.

While most people get to keep their parenting struggles behind closed doors, Charles and Norah are laying theirs bare. As the young couple navigate their life as parents of a newborn, they also try to figure out who they are in relation to each other, their son, and the audience. From the creator of Kim’s Convenience comes a humorous and honest story about the rocky rite of passage into parenthood.

Rolling World Premiere

TOP PICK IN CANADA: Bad Parent, Ins Choi’s first major play since his smash hit Kim’s Convenience

- The Globe and Mail

[Josette] Jorge and [Raugi] Yu are deliciously hilarious

- Toronto Star

Ins Choi is a gifted writer

- Lynn Slotkin

I found much to nod along to, laugh at or shake my head at in sorrowful recognition

- The Globe and Mail

Bad Parent could make for a fun TV series

- Intermission Magazine

Soulpepper and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts have been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  This international symbol is designed to allow travellers to recognize companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene safety measures that ensure patron experiences are safe. 
  • Face Masks: We highly recommend patrons wear a face mask while in the theatre but patrons are no longer be required to wear a protective face mask to attend a show at the Young Centre.
  • Reduced Contact: As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, box office transactions, and health screenings. 
  • Physical Distancing: Patrons are encouraged to maintain a physical distance where possible.
  • Sanitation: Hand sanitizing stations will be available. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly. 

Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19. The City of Toronto's current Public Health regulations must be followed.

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We caught up with Kim’s Convenience creator Ins Choi in anticipation of his brand new play Bad ParentHere’s what Ins is currently enjoying, thinking about, and looking forward to!

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