Ben Caplan on stage in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Ben Caplan in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story | Photo: Stoo Metz Photography

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

International sensation comes to Alberta Theatre Projects for a limited run

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A high-energy, klezmer-rock concert, folk tale, and music theatre mashup, join Alberta Theatre Projects for 2b theatre company’s Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

With live music and narration by musical sensation Ben Caplan, this visually stunning production has become an international sensation and you can catch a limited run this February.

Based on the true story of writer Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, this humourously dark folktale follows two Jewish Romanian refugees with nothing left as they find each other and start new lives in Canada. Elevated by original Klezmer folk-music and songs, Old Stock weaves a poignant journey of finding love after being broken by the horrors of war.

“We are so lucky to be able to bring this incredible production to Calgary for 13 performances only,” says Artistic Director Darcy Evans in a statement. “I was blown away by Ben Caplan’s performance of songs from Old Stock at Festival Hall last year and Hannah Moscovitch is one of my favourite playwrights. Their extraordinary collaboration is this season’s must-see event at Alberta Theatre Projects!”

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story runs February 5 to 16, 2020 at Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons (215 8th Ave. SE). With mature subject matter, sexuality, and coarse language, the show is suggested for ages 14+.