Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert.
This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908.
It's about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before it's too late, and those who get out after it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.
★★★★★ “a thing of raw and unmissable beauty” - Herald Scotland
“Irresistible” - The Scotsman
★★★★★ - Musical Theatre Review
Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Christian Barry
Songs by: Ben Caplan, Christian Barry and Geoff Berner
Local Premiere in Halifax at THE WAITING ROOM, May 4-14, 2017
National Premiere in Ottawa at CANADA SCENE FESTIVAL, July 13-15, 2017
International Premiere in Edinburgh at Canada Hub @ KING’S HALL in Association with Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 5-27, 2017
The Citadel, Edmonton, AB May 7-14th, 2018