All Is Calm | Alabama Shakespeare Festival
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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

By Peter Rothstein
Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

December 7 – December 29, 2019
Octagon Stage | 70 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 13+

A remarkable true story from the Western Front, Christmas, 1914. In a silence amid the combat, a soldier steps into no man’s land singing “Silent Night.” All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history when Allied troops and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, and singing carols. This dramatic retelling weaves together firsthand accounts of World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols.

“The exquisitely performed All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 is reaching out intimately and powerfully to audiences…a brilliant show that you should see immediately.” – The Daily Beast


Lighting effects and fog will be used in this production. The performance also contains loud noises and gunshots.