April 18 – May 14, 2023

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

A musical by Ben Caplan, Christian Barry, and Hannah Moscovitch

Show Info

“Darkly funny and moving…it’s hard to imagine a more apt time for a production with such a clear moral centre.” The New Yorker

“★★★★★ a thing of raw and unmissable beauty.” Herald Scotland

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a tender and delicate tale woven together with a high-energy concert led by the boisterous international Klezmer sensation Ben Caplan. This production played for one week during our 2019 SPARK Festival—and that was simply not enough for a show as amazing as this!

It is a truly original, captivating, glorious and smart exploration of human resilience and survival. Inspired by the true story of Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, this triumphant musical has toured internationally, garnering awards across Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Why I Chose This Play
This musical is simply a miracle! Juxtaposing Ben Caplan’s larger-than-life performance with Hannah’s gentle, minimal, heartfelt love scenes, creates a moving celebration of humanity that overflows off the Belfry stage! MS