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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

Touring History

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

Upcoming Performances

 
 

October 9 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry - UK

October 10 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry - UK

October 12 – ArtsDepot, London – UK

October 13 – ArtsDepot, London – UK

October 16 – Hertford Theatre, Hertford - UK

October 19 – Gulbenkian, Canterbury - UK

October 20 – Gulbenkian, Canterbury - UK

October 23 - 27 – The Old Market, Brighton - UK

October 30 – The Lowry, Salford - UK

October 31 – The Lowry, Salford - UK

November 5 – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford - UK

November 6 – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford - UK

November 8 – Cast, Doncaster – UK

November 9 – Cast, Doncaster – UK

November 21 – Theatre Heerlen, Heerlen – NL

November 22 – De Lawei, Dracthen – NL

November 24 – De Oosterpoort, Groningen - NL

November 26 – Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht - NL

December 4 – 16 – Segal Centre, Montreal - CA

March 15, 2019 – Bing Concert Hall, Stanford – US

March 16, 2019 – Bing Concert Hall, Stanford – US

April 16 – May 26, 2019 – Tarragon Theatre, Toronto - CA