November 9, 2008.By Graydon Royce, Star Tribune.
Dec. 18-21: Theater Latté Da and Cantus brought this historical curiosity to life last year in a beautiful little production. On Christmas 1914 during World War I, Allied and German soldiers set aside the war and frolicked in the no-man’s land between their trenches. Latté Da’s Peter Rothstein plumbed diaries and documents for authentic readings and Erich Lichte put carols and patriotic songs into the mouths of his Cantus singers. The result is a rich and moving mixture of text and music. The piece will tour the Midwest before landing in Minneapolis for six performances. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 18-19, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Dec 20, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. $25-$35. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-673-0404, www.ticketmaster.com or State Theatre box office, 805 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.)