Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story


written by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and Christian Barry
directed by Christian Barry
featuring Ben Caplan

MAY 4-14, 2017
The Waiting Room, 6040 Almon Street, Halifax

2b theatre company joins forces with klezmer-folk sensation Ben Caplan and Dora Award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch to tell a Canadian refugee story that hits close to home.

This genre-bending music-theatre hybrid is inspired by the real life story of Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, both Romanian Jews, immigrating to Canada in the early twentieth century. Ben Caplan plays the mysterious emcee in this examination of the refugee experience, viewed through the historical lens of Jewish immigrants a hundred years ago.  And it’s also a love story. The show will take the form of a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert.

Scene & Heard: Actor training for African Nova Scotians (All levels)

This spring, 2b theatre company teams up with with actor/acting coach Jacob Sampson, 2b Playwright-in-Residence Shauntay Grant, and emerging theatre artists Samm Reid and Charla Williams to offer an intensive scene study workshop. Learn techniques, perform dramatic scenes, and receive feedback from experienced theatre artists. The workshop will help equip you to perform in professional contexts. We will approach the work like professionals but the workshop is open to all levels, from the most seasoned to the most raw talent.

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Registration deadline: April 1st