Time Out New York ★★★★
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humorously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert.
This Klezmer-folk music-theater hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. It's about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before it's too late, and those who get out after it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.
Post Show Conversations
In partnership with Synagogue Coalition on the Refugee and Immigration Crisis
A conversation with staff from Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer of HIAS, and Ben Caplan. Moderated by Lisa Mednick Owen of the Synagogue Coalition and B'nai Jeshurun.
In partnership with Avodah/HIAS: A conversation with Executive Director of Avodah Cheryl Cook; Avodah Jewish Service Corps Member, Josh Kurtz; Isabel Burton, Director of Community Engagement Programs for HIAS; and members of the creative team. Josh is the grandson of Romanian refugees working at HIAS, the same organization that helped his family immigrate to the US after surviving the Holocaust, during his Avodah service year.
WINNER: HERALD ANGEL AWARD