All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

2008.By Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Dec. 18-21, 2008. Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Pantages Theatre—A collaboration among Hennepin Theatre Trust, Theater Latté Da and Cantus Tickets: $25-35 A theatrical concert and musical radio drama created by playwright/director Peter Rothstein from Theater Latté Da and featuring three local actors and the singers of Cantus, one of America’s finest professional male vocal ensembles, All is Calm is based on real stories from an extraordinary time around Dec. 24 during World War I when men from opposing forces on the Western front lay down their arms in a spontaneous truce. Local actors Alan Sorenson, John Catron and David Roberts portray more than 30 characters and singers from Cantus provide the a cappella voices that rang out along the 80 mile front. The minimally staged dramatic re-telling contains quotes from World War I figures and music ranging from patriotic tunes and trench songs to medieval Scottish ballads and holiday carols from England, Wales, France and Germany.