Stage spotlight: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

December 10, 2011.By Graydon Royce, Star Tribune.

Cantus and Theater Latte Da return with this beautiful little classic -- one of the best ways to mark the holiday season. Director Peter Rothstein first brought this story of the 1914 Christmas truce to the stage in 2007. Spontaneous outbreaks of peace occurred along the front lines of World War I as soldiers on both sides exchanged gifts, retrieved their dead comrades and sang together. Cantus fills the 90-minute show with historic military songs and Christmas carols.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 1 & 6:30 p.m. Sun. Where: Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. Tickets:$25-$35. 1-800-982-2787, or