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 and 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 recounts 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 30 World War I soldiers with music including patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 is written by Peter Rothstein; Musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach.
Admission ranges from $45-$85; Click HERE to purchase tickets.
What: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at the Broad Stage
Where: The Broad Stage – Main Stage, 1310 11th Steet, Santa Monica, 90401
When: December 22, 2018; 2 performances only 4:00pm AND 7:30pm;