All Is Calm – The Christmas Truce of 1914
Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 7:30p
It is the middle of World War I. You are on the Western Front, huddled down and shivering in a cold, muddy trench with a powerful enemy also entrenched just a few yards away. It is Christmas Day, 1914. Finally, out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier slowly steps into No Man’s Land singing, “Stille Nacht.”
Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. This is a remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. “It was as if we had decided to end the fighting all by ourselves,” wrote one British Tommy.
This is a moving performance, one that will mark the start to your Christmas season.
“‘All is Calm’ can transport audiences to parts of the heart rarely explored.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press