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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story ()

Produced by

2b Theatre Company

Presented by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Christian Barry


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


April 16th, 2019 – May 26th, 2019


Halifax, 1908: two Romanian Jews stand in line at Pier 21 in Halifax, would-be immigrants to an unknown country. Chaim is alone – his family didn’t make it out; Chaya carries her own secret losses. But the New World is giving them a second chance, and they embrace it to the fullest. Narrated by The Wanderer – part showman, part rabbi – this Klezmer rock concert/theatre hybrid stars genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan and is inspired by the real-life story of playwright Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents. (


Ben Caplan The Wanderer
Dani Oore Chaim
Mary Fay Coady Chaya

Creative Team

Hannah Moscovitch Playwright
Christian Barry Director
Ben Caplan Composer
Christian Barry Composer
Carly Beamish Costume Designer
Louisa Adamson Set Designer
Louisa Adamson Lighting Designer
Christian Barry Set Designer
Christian Barry Lighting Designer
Jordan Palmer Sound Designer
Graham Scott Sound Designer
Ben Caplan Sound Designer
Christian Barry Sound Designer
Laura Vingoe-Cram Assistant Director


Graham Scott Keyboard & Accordian
Dani Oore Woodwinds
Mary Fay Coady Violin


Susan Stackhouse Voice & Speech Coach
Rory Howson Tech Manager
Rory Howson Sound Engineer
Rory Howson Sound Operator
Kathleen Jones Assistant Stage Manager
Christine Oakey Rehearsal Stage Manager
Patricia Vinluan Production Assistant
Rebecca Desmarais Tour Producer
Louisa Adamson Director of Production


Nicola Benidickson Production Manager
John Thomson Technical Director
Robyn Clarke Interim Head of Wardrobe
Shaw Forgeron Interim Head of Props
Noel Wraight Head Carpenter
Jennifer Laws Mainspace Technician