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
Won Seven 2018 Robert Merritt Awards (Theatre Nova Scotia) including: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female), Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian, Outstanding Original Score or Composition, Outstanding Scenic Design, and Outstanding Production
Nominated for Six Drama Desk Awards in 2018, including: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Book of a Musical, and Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
2017 Edinburgh Fringe - The Herald Angel Awards Winner and The Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner
May 4-14, 2017 Local Premiere in Halifax at THE WAITING ROOM
July 13-15, 2017 National Premiere in Ottawa at CANADA SCENE FESTIVAL
August 5-27, 2017 - International Premiere in Edinburgh at Canada Hub @ KING’S HALL in Association with Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe
May 7-14th, 2018 The Citadel, Edmonton, AB