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Chutzpah! Festival

2020/11/12 (Thursday)

 Chutzpah! Festival of International Jewish performing arts returns for its 20th year!

November 21-28, 2020

This year's festival will be presented in digital format with an exciting lineup of performances including comedy, music, theatre, dance and stimulating conversations.


 Programming will be available online with select performances available to attend in person with safety protocols in place.


 For tickets and more info check out


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.

Saturday, November 21 | 7pm PST

Online only

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. 

For more information and ticket sale please visit the link below.