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Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius cancels the musical “Old Stock” – its first show of 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

As the result of the recent COVID-19 restrictions announced by Premier Ford on January 3, 2022, Theatre Aquarius, along with all theatres across Ontario, will be closing temporarily from January 5 through January 26. But the impact of the government-mandated closure does not end there for the Hamilton performing arts hub.

The award winning, international hit show Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, originally scheduled to be performed at Theatre Aquarius from January 12 through January 29, will be postponed to later this year. The dates will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Starring Hamilton’s own Ben Caplan and created by Hannah Moscovitch (the 2021 Governor General’s Award winner for English-language Drama), Christian Barry and Ben Caplan and performed by a multi-talented cast, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story has toured 29 cities around the world.

“We can’t wait to share this spectacular show with everyone and welcome Ben Caplan home to Hamilton,” said Mary Francis Moore, Artistic Director, Theatre Aquarius. “Protecting the health and safety of all members of the Theatre Aquarius community continues to be our number one priority and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the theatre when it is safe to do so.”

Theatre Aquarius subscribers and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story ticketholders will receive replacement tickets starting in February.