All is Calm
The Christmas Truce of 1914
Thu, Dec 2 - Sun, Dec 12, 2021
The Playhouse: $20 - $35
80 minutes, no intermission
Ages 6 and up
“A beautiful musical recounting of a World War I cease-fire of gifts, poetry, and melody.” – The New York Times
ALL IS CALM takes place on the Western Front, Christmas, 1914. 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.
Back after a sold out run in 2019, Four Seasons Theatre will present “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” December 2-12 at The Playhouse. Written and conceived by Peter Rothstein, graduate of the UW-Madison Department of Theatre & Drama and Co-founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Latté Da, this Drama Desk Award-winning work features a cappella choral arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Premiered at Theatre Latté Da in Minneapolis in 2007, ALL IS CALM toured North America with Cantus Vocal Ensemble for several years, and ran for a limited engagement off-Broadway in December 2018.
Support for this production provided by the Pleasant Rowland Foundation, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Fund for Theater, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation. Additional support provided by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, Distillery Design, and Park Printing Solutions.
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