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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

By Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and Christian Barry
Directed by Christian Barry
September 7–25, 2022

A HIT NEW KLEZMER MUSICAL

Sex, religion, and refugees—Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story has it all! A funny and edgy love story interwoven with a high-energy klezmer concert, this folk musical is inspired by the true tale of two Jewish Romanian refugees finding love on the shores of Canada in 1908. Featuring a spectacular performance by genre-bending Canadian sensation Ben Caplan, Old Stock has been wildly popular with audiences and critics alike across Canada, Great Britain, and in New York, and now makes its long-awaited DC debut.

A HUGELY ENGAGING EXPERIENCE”–The Guardian

SHOW INFORMATION

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

SPONSORS

This production is funded by the Arthur Tracy “The Street Singer” Endowment Fund which honors the legacy of renowned singer and entertainer Arthur Tracy.

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is supported by The Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC

Performer and Co-Creator

Ben Caplan – Performer and Co-Creator

Performer/Musician – Chaim/Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet

Eric Da Costa – Performer/Musician – Chaim/Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet

Musical Director and Musician – Keys/Accordian

Graham Scott – Musical Director and Musician – Keys/Accordian

Performer/Musician – Chaya/Violin

Shaina Silver-Baird – Performer/Musician – Chaya/Violin

JamieKronick

Jamie Kronick – Drumset

  • Hannah Moscovitch – Playwright
  • Christian Barry – Director
  • Laura Vingoe-Cram – Assistant Director
  • Ben Caplan & Christian Barry – Songs
  • Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry – Set & Lighting Design
  • Jordan Palmer, Graham Scott, Christian Barry, & Ben Caplan – Sound Design
  • Carly Beamish – Costume Design
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022, 7:30 PM
Pay-What-You-Choose Preview
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2022, 8:00 PM
Opening Night
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, 2:00 PM
Creative Conversation: 

Attend an insider’s reflection on the creative process. Theater J artists from each production answer questions and offer insights about design, inspiration, rehearsal, and collaboration.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022, 8:00 PM
Cast Talkback: 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an actor or to perform on stage at Theater J? Well, here’s your chance! Join members of the cast to ask your burning questions about their artistic practice and the production.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, 2:00 PM
Sunday Symposium: 
Learn about the work of the immigrant and refugee service organization HIAS through a panel moderated by Sonya Weisburd, director of the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, 7:30 PM
Open Captioning

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