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SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs hosts shows and events in Vancouver. In December 2022 it presents the musical Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

The play is by Halifax’s 2b theatre company and it runs from December 1st to 11th at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

In this article you’ll find information about Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs.

 


For tickets and full details about the show see the SFU Woodward’s website.


 

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humorously dark folktale by Halifax’s 2b theatre company. As the title suggests, the story is about refugees. It involves high-energy music, love and finding shared humanity.

 

When and Where

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story opens on Thursday, December 1st, and continues with shows until Sunday, December 11th. The musical takes place daily between these dates, except for on Monday, December 5th. Performance times vary depending on the day. Shows begin at 2:00 pm on Sundays and at 7:30 pm on other days of the week.

All shows are held at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The venue is located at 149 West Hastings Street in the City of Vancouver.

The SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is near Gastown. The area is full of shops, bars and restaurants. Other places of interest within a 5 to 15-minute walk are FlyOver Canada and the Vancouver Lookout. During the month or so leading up to Christmas, there is also the Vancouver Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza. Waterfront Station is also just half a kilometre from the theatre and it’s where you can catch the SeaBus and SkyTrain.

 

Ben Caplan in Old Stock Musical (photo credit STOO METZ Photography
Actor Ben Caplan (*)

 

Admission

Tickets for Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story are available online in 2022. As of mid-November, early-bird admission costs $45 per person (including taxes and online fees). Prices will likely increase as the shows get closer.

Note: The 2:00 pm show on Sunday, December 4th, is a special one. It’s presented in partnership with the Chutzpah! Festival. In addition to the show on that day, folks can enjoy a discussion with actor Ben Caplan and other special guests. Some snacks and drinks will also be available. Tickets for this show cost $35 each with the promo code SFUSFUW.

 


For tickets and full details about the show see the SFU Woodward’s website.


 

About the Musical

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is an internationally acclaimed 2b theatre company production. The play was written by Hannah Moscovitch and features songs by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry.

Performers include Ben Caplan, Eric Da Costa, Graham Scott, Jeff Kingsbury and Shaina Silver-Baird.

The story is inspired by the lives of two Jewish Romanian refugees who came to Canada in the early 1900s. It’s a dark story about love after experiencing the tragedies of war. Despite the dark nature of the plot, the play is full of humour and energetic music.

The show is more for teenagers and adults than it is for little kids. In fact, it’s recommended for ages 14 and above due to mature language and subject matter.

 

Old Stock Musical Video Trailer

To get an idea of what to expect at Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, check out the following video trailer.

 

 


For tickets and full details about the show see the SFU Woodward’s website.


 

SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs

Affiliated with Simon Fraser University, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs (SFUW) celebrates its 10th year in 2022. Over the past decade, SFUW has been producing and hosting a wide range of performances and events.

As of this year, SFUW presents over 250 events on an annual basis with the help of professional partners in the community. The events promote various forms of art, including dance, theatre, music, digital arts and cinema.

There are also free Art Talks for all to enjoy. As of November 2022, the featured series of talks is Speaking of Dance Conversations. These are free dialogues and discussions regarding dance in the context of culture and society.

In addition to all of their signature events, SFUW also hosts creative residencies for artists looking to develop their skills and learn new methods of expression.

 

Other Information

To learn more about the play and the organization behind it, see the SFU Woodward’s website.

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* Photos in this article are by STOO METZ Photography.