Old Stock: a Refugee Love Story
Approximate running time: 2 hours
190 King William Street
Hamilton ON L8R 1A8
OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story July 27 - Aug. 13, 2022
Suitable for ages 14+ years. Includes strong language, sexual references and describes violent acts
Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Christian Barry & Ben Caplan This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring Hamilton’s own genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war.
It's about refugees who get out before it's too late, and those who get out after it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God. Old Stock has toured to 29 cities around the globe, receiving many awards and accolades along the way including a Herald Angel Award, Edinburgh Fringe First, seven Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards, six Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Musical, and a New York Times Critics pick.
Winner: The Nova Scotia Masterworks Award Winner: Toronto Critics Circle Awards for Best New Musical & Best Director Winner: Seven Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards including Outstanding Production Winner: The New York Times Critics Pick Winner: Time Out New York Critics Pick Winner: Herald Angel Award Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner: 2019 Bank SA Adelaide Fringe Pick Winner: Best Production Calgary Theatre Critics Award