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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.

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Coming Soon

SPECIAL EVENT: Local Perspectives on the Global Refugee Crisis

Monday, September 12, 7:00 PM

The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations, and persecution has now crossed the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and other conflicts. While this number is hard to even comprehend, it is made up of individual human beings with hopes, dreams, and realities that must be faced every day. So where do we find hope? To complement our Theater J production of Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story we invite you to hear from a panel of speakers presenting different perspectives on the refugee crisis the world is experiencing and how we move forward.

  • Ben Caplan – Performer and Co-Creator
  • Eric Da Costa – Performer/Musician – Chaim/Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet
  • Jamie Kronick – Musician – Drummer
  • Jeff Kingsbury – Musician – Drummer
  • Graham Scott – Musical Director and Musician – Keys/Accordian
  • Shaina Silver-Baird – Performer/Musician – Chaya/Violin
  • 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: 
Hear from experts on topics related to each production. With equal parts lecture and conversation, Theater J invites specialists in their fields—doctors, historians, theologians and activists—to delve deeper into the play’s history, cultural context, and themes.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, 7:30 PM
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