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 a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war.
“A thing of raw and unmissable beauty” —Herald Scotland
SIX DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL • THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK • TIME OUT NEW YORK CRITIC’S PICK • WINNER: NOVA SCOTIA MASTERWORKS AWARD • WINNER: SEVEN THEATRE NOVA SCOTIA MERRITT AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION • WINNER: HERALD ANGEL AWARD • WINNER: SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD
A 2b Theatre Production
Co-Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and UBC Theatre & Film
For more about the show, read Amiel Gladstone's interview with Hannah Moscovitch from our season brochure here!
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Hannah is an acclaimed Canadian playwright. Her work for the stage includes Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, East of Berlin, The Russian Play, Little One, This is War, Infinity, and Bunny. Her plays have been widely produced across Canada, as well as in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Germany, Japan, and Australia. She’s won multiple awards for her work, including the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Toronto Critic’s Award for Best New Canadian Play, both the Scotsman Fringe First and the Herald Angel Awards at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Trillium Book Award (she is the only playwright to win in the award’s thirty year history), and the prestigious international Windham-Campbell Prize administered by the Beinecke Library at Yale University. She is a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
General: $36 (+ $3 GST)
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Jan 24–25: 7:30 pm
Jan 26: 1:30 pm
Jan 28–30: 7:30 pm