Sex, religion, tragedy and triumph...
This darkly funny musical folk tale erupts from a shipping container, lifts you by the collar and takes you on a whirlwind exploration of what love actually means across the centuries.
Let the klezmer music take you on the journey of Chaim and Chaya as they flee Romania and arrive as 'outsiders' to Canada in 1908.
Narrated by the anarchic Wanderer (Ben Caplan), Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is an 80-minute shape-shifting, genre-bending, gig-meets-live-theatre experience that is as timeless as the tale itself.
Cast & Creative
Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Christian Barry
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
Stage and Production Manager: Louisa Adamson
Tech Manager, Sound Engineer & Operator: Rory Howson
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Christine Oakey
Rehearsal Production Assistant: Patricia Vinluan
Set Design: Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry
Lighting Design: Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry
Sound Design: Jordan Palmer, Graham Scott, Christian Barry & Ben Caplan
Costume Design: Carly Beamish
Assistant Director: Laura Vingoe-Cram
Voice and Speech Coach: Susan Stackhouse
Age recommendation: 12+
Approximate running time, tbc: 1 hour and 20 minutes