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Cottagers and Indians – 2018

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
by Hannah Moscovitch , Ben Caplan , Christian Barry
January 1, 2018 – January 1, 2018
Please note: The June 2020 remount performances have been cancelled.
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.
“Richly humorous, wildly entertaining and deeply moving” – The Globe and Mail
Single tickets are on sale now!
Photo of Ben Caplan by Stoo Metz.
Cast and Crew
Writer – Hannah Moscovitch , Ben Caplan , Christian Barry
Set and Lighting Design – Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry
Sound Design – Jordan Palmer, Graham Scott, Christian Barry & Ben Caplan
Costume Designer – Carly Beamish
Assistant Director – Laura Vingoe-Cram
Musical Director – Graham Scott
Voice and Speech Coach – Susan Stackhouse
Stage and Production Manager – Louisa Adamson
Tech Manager Sound Engineer & Operator – Rory Howson
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christine Oakey
Rehearsal Production Assistant – Patricia Vinluan
The Wanderer – Ben Caplan
Chaim & Woodwinds – Eric Da Costa
Chaya & Violin – Shaina Silver-Baird
Keyboard & Accordion – Graham Scott
Drums – Jeffrey Kingsbury