Chutzpah! Festival of International Jewish Performing Arts returns in 2021 with an exciting lineup of performances and stimulating conversations.

Ben Caplan - Opening Night Concert

Ben Caplan opens the Chutzpah! Festival from his studio in Ottawa. Stick around after the show for a live comedic interview with festival host, Iris Bahr.

Combining timeless melodies with a contemporary folk-rock twist, singer-songwriter Ben Caplan explores the immigrant experience with profound understanding and wry humour on his latest album, Old Stock. Adapted from the acclaimed international smash hit music-theater piece Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, the genre-warping album is inspired by the true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908. Through their travails, Caplan weaves a captivating concept album that reflects on modern issues from immigration to religion to sexuality through his dark, funny, and urgently heartfelt songs.

With his enormous beard, unruly mane, intimately booming voice and beguiling charm, Caplan brings a striking presence to the stage.


Saturday, November 21 | 7pm PST


Online only


$18 - Simulcast Single

$32 - Simulcast Household

November 10, 2020: In light of the recent announcement from the BC health authorities and restrictions on travel, Ben Caplan's concert will now be online only, performed from his studio in Ottawa with a live artist interview with festival host Iris Bahr.  If you had purchased tickets for the performance at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, our Box Office will be in contact with you.

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