Barb Popel: “Some people seated nearby on opening night commented that this performance was even better than the last time they saw it. One woman said it was her third time seeing Old Stock.”
There’s a lot to take in from the recent announcement of more than 100 shows.
It may be one of the rainiest summers we’ve had in a while, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying all the activities this weekend! Summer favourites like the light show at Parliament Hill are back, it’s the final weekend of Bluesfest, and Canada Scene has shows aplenty! Enjoy!
Born out of a collaboration between luminary playwright Hannah Moscovitch, larger-than-life musician Ben Caplan and director Christian Barry, Old Stock blends music, theatre, and storytelling to tell the story of Moscovitch’s great-grandparents who arrived in Canada in 1908 as refugees fleeing the pogroms.
Apt613 got in touch with Hannah Moscovitch to learn more about the inspiration for Old Stock and how it came together.
The national arts festival will feature more than 1,000 artists at 100 events in June and July.