Theatre Performances - All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Showtime: Friday, November 30, 2018
Location: Hammerson Hall
Show suitable for: All Ages
This musical will throw audiences back in time to relive an astounding moment in history: the Christmas of 1914 – the first year of World War I.
Thousands of Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms and left their trenches to meet their enemies in No Man’s Land and celebrate Christmas together. They exchanged gifts of tobacco, rum and chocolates; even photographs of loved ones. They shared food and drink, played soccer, sang carols and buried each other's dead. In some places along the Western Front the truce lasted a single night, and in others it endured until New Year’s Day. Upon orders from above, they eventually returned to their trenches and re-instigated a war that would last four more years.
This dramatic re-telling weaves together firsthand accounts by thirty World War I soldiers, and music including patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols. This moving ode to peace was created by Theater Latté Da’s acclaimed artistic director Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, produced in collaboration with Hennepin Theatre Trust.
*Expected runtime is 70 minutes without an intermission (subject to change)
*For Groups, please call 905.306.6000
"This beautiful jewel has been made brighter, more precious in the best sense of the word. What is unchanged is its quiet power to illustrate peace on Earth."
- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"All is Calm is a show of grace, beauty, and stillness and a reminder the true spirit of Christmas can be found in all of us – no matter the situation, no matter how small."
- Chelsey Stuyt, Vancouver Presents
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Doors open at 5:30pm
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