OLD STOCK: a refugee love story

created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, & Christian Barry
starring Ben Caplan

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humourously dark folk tale woven together with a high energy concert. This music-theatre hybrid starring international Klezmer sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of 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 looking into the eyes of God.

UPCOMING:
May 9 – 13, 2018 – Citadel Theatre, Edmonton
March 8 – April 22nd, 2018 – 59E59 Theaters, the #1 Off Broadway destination in New York City

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
August 5-27, 2017 -CanadaHub, King’s Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland
July 13-15, 2017 – National Arts Centre, CanadaSCENE, Ottawa
May 4-14, 2017 – The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon Street, Halifax

 

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(photo by Stoo Metz)

Playwright Hannah Moscovitch
Director Christian Barry
Songs by Ben Caplan & Christian Barry*
*Except for Traveler’s Curse by Geoff Berner & The Happy People by Danny Rubenstein

Ben Caplan The Wanderer
Chris Weatherstone Chaim, woodwinds
Mary Fay Coady Chaya, violin

Graham Scott keyboard and accordion
Jamie Kronick drumset

Stage and Production Manager Louisa Adamson
Sound Operator Jordan Palmer
Rehearsal Stage Manager Christine Oakey
Assistant Director Laura Vingoe-Cram
Costume Design Carly Beamish
Set Design Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry
Lighting Design Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry

 


SONGS:

Traveler’s Curse
*written by Geoff Berner
You’ve Arrived
Truth Doesn’t Live in a Book
The Happy People
*written by Danny Rubenstein
Minimum Intervals
Plough the Shit
Now is the Quiet
Fledgling
What Love Can Heartbreak Allow
*songs written by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry except where indicated*

Thanks to The Citadel Theatre and the Theatre Arts Residency program at Banff Centre for their contributions to the development of Old Stock, and to our development partners at the National Arts Centre. Old Stock is performed by arrangement with Ian Arnold, Catalyst TCM Inc. www.catalysttcm.com