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About Old Stock

A WILDLY POPULAR, GENRE-BENDING SPECTACLE!

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humorously dark folk tale woven together with a high-energy concert. Wild, witty, and wonderfully inventive, this fusion of concert and drama tells the true tale of two Jewish refugees from Romania. They meet in 1908, while awaiting medical inspection at Halifax’s Pier 21 immigration centre; the story moves forward to their lives as a couple in Montreal and backward to the horrors of the Continent. Old Stock’s rousing thrilling music blends Yiddish Klezmer with modern folk stylings, creating a wistful and energetic tone.

Starring the East Coast sensation Ben Caplan, this musical hybrid is about how to love and find our shared humanity after facing the horrors of war.

“Richly humorous, wildly entertaining and deeply moving.” -The Globe and Mail
“Darkly funny and moving…it is hard to imagine a more apt time for a production with so clear a moral centre.”-The New Yorker

Please be advised that this production includes mature language

 

Purchase Concessions

All concessions must be purchased in advance of the performance. Call the box office to pre-order concessions for you and your group, which will be delivered directly to your seat. The box office is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 8 pm at 1-800-565-0278.

 

Audience Guidelines

Confederation Centre is delighted to welcome you back to the Mainstage. A few reminders prior to your arrival:
No Intermission: the performance will be presented straight through, approximate running time 80 minutes, with no intermission. If you need to leave/use the washroom at any point, please feel free to do so discreetly
Come prepared with your E-ticket on your device; you are not required to print it
Kindly observe capacity limits in washrooms and elevators
Please maintain physical distancing of 6 ft. between parties when possible and observe directional signage throughout the building at all times
Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing any COVID related symptoms

Please note: As part of ongoing efforts to be inclusive and accessible, the washrooms in the theatre lobby are now all-gender. A Centre attendant will be in place during show-times to control washroom capacity. Also, a fully accessible, all-gender, single-use washroom remains available on the side of the lobby closest to Aisle 1.

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Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Art Gallery

Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Box Office

Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Closed Sunday
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.

The Story of Confederation

June
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm

July-August
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm

September
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm


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HOURS OF OPERATION

Building Hours

8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday

Art Gallery

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Box Office

9 a.m – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

June
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm

July- August
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm

September
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm


What are Relaxed Performances?

 

Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.

 

Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival:
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Ben Caplan
BASED IN: K’jipuktuk/Halifax NS FOR THE CENTRE: Festival debut. Ben Caplan released his first studio album in 2011, and has spent the last ten years recording music and performing in music clubs and theatres around the world. For the ten year anniversary of his first music release, Caplan has recorded a retrospective collection of stripped-back re-interpretations of songs from across his catalogue. The album, entitled Recollection, will be released in October of 2021 followed by an extensive European and Canadian tour.
Eric Da Costa
BASED IN: Cambridge, ON FOR THE CENTRE: Debut. Eric is very excited to be a part of Old Stock. He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. PREVIOUS CREDITS INCLUDE: Annie, Honk!, Snow White: the Panto, Peter Pan: the Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Key Change (Globe Theatre Regina); Hollywood Hits (Stage West Calgary). -— Huge thanks to the Old Stock team and as always, special thanks to family and friends for their constant support. This one is for Grandpa Da Costa.
Jamie Kronick
BASED IN: Dartmouth, NS FOR THE CENTRE: Debut. Jamie lives a double artistic life as a session drummer and fine art photographer. — jamiekronick.com
Graham Scott
Based in: Brooklyn, NY  For the Centre: Debut. Graham is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary musicmaker. For a simple, delicious side salad, he peels and quarters three cucumbers, removes the seeds, chops, then salts and drains the pieces in a colander. Then, he heats some oil in a pan and toasts some fennel/anise seeds until fragrant. In a bowl, he’ll mix together some lemon juice, vinegar, and honey; rinse and drain the cukes; toss them in the oil; add the dressing, then let sit for 20 mins before serving!
Shaina Silver-Baird
BASED IN: Tkaronto/Toronto, ON FOR THE CENTRE: Debut. Shaina is a Dora-award winning actor, musician, writer, and songwriter. FAVOURITE ACTING ROLES INCLUDE: Charlotte (Charlotte: A Tri-Colour Play with Music – Theaturtle, European Tour); Juliet (Romeo & Juliet – Citadel Theatre); Toba (Chasse Galerie – Soulpepper/Storefront Theatre, MyTheatre Award Nomination Outstanding Performance/ Dora Award-Best Ensemble). She is also the lead singer/songwriter for electro-pop band Ghost Caravan (CBC song of the week). UPCOMING: she will be co-writing and starring in new digital series Less Than Kosher (Filmcoop/ HighballTV). — @shainasb