ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 relives an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying 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.
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.
All Is Calm premiered by Cantus and Theater Latté Da at Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Westminster Presbyterian. Peter Rothstein directs.
Original cast recording is completed in March with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and distributed nationally in December.
The production of All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 moves to the Pantages Theatre with co-producer Hennepin Theatre Trust.
All Is Calm tours to nearly 50 cities, including The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) , the Metropolitan Museum (New York) and Cal Performances (Berkeley, CA).