All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914recounts 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. The cast includes ten local singers performing the 90-minute production completely accapella. This performance will be presented free of charge at four different community locations:
“All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914” will be presented at these four community locations:
· DECEMBER 8 - Sycamore Creek Church - Potterville (105 N Church St, Potterville, MI 48876)
· DECEMBER 9 - Woldumar Nature Center (5739 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48917)
· DECEMBER 10 - Allen Neighborhood Center (1611 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48912)
·DECEMBER 11 - Carpenter Tree Farm (11243 Barnes Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827) *(Note, this performance will be performed outdoors. Please dress accordingly).
All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914 will run December 8 – 11, 2021 beginning at 7:00 pm each night. The show is offered free of charge but RSVPs are required as seating is limited due to social distancing efforts. Tickets can be reserved at PCTC’s website, http://www.peppermintcreek.org. Patrons will be asked to remain masked when attending this event, regardless of vaccination status.