Old Stock

A Refugee Love Story
Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and Christian Barry
January 24–26 & 28–30, 2020
Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC

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

Performers:

Ben Caplan - The Wanderer
Dani Oore - Chaim, woodwinds
Mary Fay Coady - Chaya, violin
Graham Scott - keyboard and accordion
Jamie Kronick - drumkit


Creative Team:

Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Christian Barry
Songs by: Ben Caplan & Christian Barry*
Assistant Director: Laura Vingoe-Cram
Production Manager: Louisa Adamson
Tech Manager, Sound Engineer & Operator: Rory Howson
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Christine Oakey
Costume Design: Carly Beamish
Set Design: Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry
Lighting Design: Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry

*Except for Traveler’s Curse by Geoff Berner & The Happy People by Danny Rubenstein
**Additional Music Composed by Graham Scott

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.

Tickets:

General: $36 (+ $3 GST)

Play Club:

See Old Stock with a Play Club pass and save 30%! Available here.

Showtimes:

Jan 24–25: 7:30 pm

Jan 26: 1:30 pm

Jan 28–30: 7:30 pm

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