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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
July 27 – August 13, 2022
Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry & Ben Caplan
This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring Hamilton’s own genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert 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.
Old Stock has toured to 29 cities around the globe, receiving many awards and accolades along the way including a Herald Angel Award, Edinburgh Fringe First, seven Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards, six Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Musical, and a New York Times Critics pick.
Winner: The Nova Scotia Masterworks Award
Winner: Toronto Critics Circle Awards for Best New Musical & Best Director
Winner: Seven Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards including Outstanding Production
Winner: The New York Times Critics Pick
Winner: Time Out New York Critics Pick
Winner: Herald Angel Award
Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award
Winner: 2019 Bank SA Adelaide Fringe Pick
Winner: Best Production Calgary Theatre Critics Award
Suitable for ages 14+ years. Includes strong language, sexual references and describes violent acts. Photo credit: Stoo Metz Photography
Ben Caplan stars in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.
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