Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

A 2b theatre company production
Apr 16 – May 26, 2019 in the Mainspace
Opened Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A new play from Governor General’s Award-winner and the prestigious Yale University Windham-Campbell Prize

Halifax, 1908: two Romanian Jews stand in line at Pier 21 in Halifax, would-be immigrants to an unknown country. Chaim is alone – his family didn’t make it out; Chaya carries her own secret losses. But the New World is giving them a second chance, and they embrace it to the fullest. Narrated by The Wanderer – part showman, part rabbi – this Klezmer rock concert/theatre hybrid stars genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan and is inspired by the real-life story of playwright Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents.
Playwright Hannah Moscovitch, Directed by Christian Barry with Songs by Ben Caplan & Christian Barry*

*Except for Traveler’s Curse by Geoff Berner & The Happy People by Danny Rubenstein

**Additional Music Composed by Graham Scott

Please Note: There is no late admission for the performance of Old Stock.

“A hugely engaging experience” – The Guardian
The Guardian’s Top Recommended Shows (2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
★★★★★ “Emotionally engaging, visually stunning and at 80 minutes leaves us still wanting more.” – Musical Theatre Review

Halifax, Ottawa, Edinburgh, Edmonton, New York, and Toronto


Photo of Ben Caplan, by Stoo Metz.

Cast and Crew

sponsored by

  • Sherri Appell and Laura Dinner