Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Grade 9 and up – Curriculum connections in Literature, Music, Cultural Studies, Canadian History, World History and Drama

October 23, 2019

  Babs Asper Theatre 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

video: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Ben Caplan © Stoo Metz Photography / Costume Designer: Carly Beamish
Ben Caplan © Stoo Metz Photography
Ben Caplan, Mary Fay © Stoo Metz Photography
Ben Caplan © Stoo Metz Photography

NAC English Theatre Presentation

  • Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry and Ben Caplan.

A 2b theatre company (Halifax, NS) Production

Part high-energy musical and part darkly funny folktale, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story stars genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan, one of Canada’s most riveting and compelling performers. Written by Ottawa’s own Hannah Moscovitch, this klezmer music-theatre hybrid is inspired by the true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees who immigrated to Canada in 1908.

Shifting seamlessly between heartbreak and joy, Old Stock is about losing everything and finding the courage to make a new start.

12:00 NOON

Credits

  • Playwright Hannah Moscovitch
  • Director, Co-Lighting and Set Designer Christian Barry
  • The Wanderer Ben Caplan
  • Chaya, Violin Mary Fay Coady
  • Chaim, Clarinet and Various Eric Da Costa
  • Drumset Jeff Kingsbury
  • Keyboard and Accordion Kelsey McNulty
  • Stage and Production Manager, Co-Lighting and Set Designer Louisa Adamson
  • Costume Designer Carly Beamish
  • Assistant Director Laura Vingoe-Cram
  • Tech Manager, Sound Engineer and Operator Rory Howson
  • Songs by Ben Caplan & Christian Barry* *Except for Traveler’s Curse by Geoff Berner and The Happy People by Danny Rubenstein **Additional Music Composed by Graham Scott
  • Set Designers Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry
  • Lighting Designers Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry
  • Sound Designers Jordan Palmer, Graham Scott, Christian Barry et Ben Caplan
  • Costume Designer Carly Beamish
  • Assistant Director Laura Vingoe-Cram
  • Voice and Speech Coach Susan Stackhouse
  • Production Manager and Stage Manager Louisa Adamson
  • Tech Manager, Sound Engineer & Operator Rory Howson
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager Christine Oakey
  • Rehearsal Production Assistant Patricia Vinluan

★★★★★ “A thing of raw and unmissable beauty.”

Herald Scotland


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