Arcadia theater grads to debut in Curio Theatre Company’s ‘Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story’, show runs April 27 – May 11

Alana Kopelove and Jack Taylor (pictured above), recent graduates of Arcadia University’s theater program, will debut their acting careers in West Philadelphia’s Curio Theatre Company’s premiere of “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story” on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00pm.

From the show’s description:

A hilarious and edgy love story interwoven with a high-energy Klezmer concert; this unique music-theater hybrid is inspired by the true tale of two Jewish Romanian refugees finding love after arriving on the shores of Canada in 1908. Old Stock has been wildly popular with audiences and critics alike across Canada, Great Britain, and New York.

The play is written by Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch and features songs by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry.

Kopelove will play a character named Chaya, and Taylor will play Chaim.

“As a Jewish woman, I feel as though Old Stock could be about my ancestors who came to the New World looking for refuge from anti-Semitism at the beginning of the 20th century,” Rachel Gluck, director, said. “Old Stock is a raucous, deeply moving punk-Klezmer musical that challenges us all to see ourselves as a part of a larger narrative that continues to this day. It’s the story of refugees banging on the door, begging to be let into a place where they hope that they might finally be safe.”

The show opens Saturday and will run nine more times until Saturday, May 11.

For showtimes and tickets, you can click here. For more on the show, you can click here.

The theater company will additionally offer two presentations on immigration. For details, you can click here.

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