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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, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
By Peter Rothstein • With Musical Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach • Directed by Peter Rothstein
The Christmas Truce of 1914 in the midst of World War I is a captivating historical event that has inexplicably avoided becoming common knowledge. When Peter Rothstein, Artistic Director of Theater Latté Da, first heard how the Allied Forces and German soldiers laid down their weapons to sing Christmas carols across the trenches, he knew there was a theatrical production just waiting to be brought to life. Rothstein heavily researched the truce and approached Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach of Cantus, a renowned Minnesota male vocal ensemble, to work on the project with him.