All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

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, ALL IS CALM is brought to life by a cast of 10 actor/singers and blends iconic WWI patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval ballads and Christmas carols from England, Wales, France, Belgium and Germany with texts written by more than 30 World War I figures.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 10 minutes

Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

(New York, NY)
18 Bleecker St
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by Michael Dale - December 22, 2018
Shortly after midnight, on Christmas Day of 1914, a German soldier whose name is now lost to history committed what might be the most subversive act in all of modern warfare.  He walked, unarmed, out of the front line trenches and into the middle of No Man's Land, faced the enemy British soldiers before him and, in his native tongue, began singing 'Silent Night.'
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2018
Laura Little Theatricals and Theater Latte Da announce casting for the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914.