All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

1 hr 26 min | Plays | 2020

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.

The Western Front. Christmas. 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land Singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. This moving work recreates an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and burying the dead. This remarkable story is told through the words of the great WWI poets, official war documents, diary entries and letters written by more than thirty WWI soldiers. The historic documents are woven together with iconic WWI songs and European Christmas carols to create a profound retelling of this extraordinary moment in history.

Details

Writer
Peter Rothstein
Director
Peter Rothstein, W.J. Lazarus
Actor
Sasha Andreev, Paul R. Coate, Benjamin Dutcher, Andrew Hey, Ben Johnson, Riley McNutt, Rodolfo Nieto, James Ramlet, Andrew Wilkowske, Evan Tyler Wilson
Designer
Trevor Bowen, Marcus Dillard, Nicholas Tranby, Abbee Warmboe
Producer
Theater Latté Da