Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
CREATED BY HANNAH MOSCOVITCH, BEN CAPLAN AND CHRISTIAN BARRY
DIRECTED BY CHRISTIAN BARRY
FEBRUARY 5 – 16, 2020
“A BRILLIANT, MOVING PIECE OF THEATRE ABOUT IMMIGRATION, ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE PERSISTENCE OF LOVE” – BROADWAY WORLD
“BAWDY AND CHARMING, AND POIGNANT AND HEARTBREAKING” – BROADWAY WORLD
“EMOTIONALLY ENGAGING, VISUALLY STUNNING AND AT 80 MINUTES LEAVES US STILL WANTING MORE” – MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW
Humourously dark story-theatre with a high-energy concert, Old Stock debuted in Halifax and has become an international sensation, also enjoying a wildly popular seven-week run Off-Broadway. The play tells the true story of Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, who landed on Pier 2 as Jewish Romanian immigrants to start a new life. Dark and hilarious, Old Stock is a genre-bending folk tale, woven together in a concert of brash, rollicking, joyful Klezmer Folk music.
“A thing of raw and unmissable beauty” (Herald Scotland), this Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid stars musical sensation Ben Caplan.
IF YOU LIKE: Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody, Avalon.
Audience Considerations: Mature subject matter, sexuality and coarse language. Suggested for ages 14+.
Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476