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All Is Calm Article

All Is Calm:  The Christmas Truce of 1914
MTW's 2022 Christmas Production
Directed by S. Henry Hettick
Musical Direction by Dan Jackson
Written by Peter Rothstein
Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach
Performances:  December 8-10 & 15-17, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Matinees:  December 10 & 17 at 2:00 PM
Riverside Playhouse

 

The Christmas truce of 1914 was one of those events in the history of mankind that shows people at their best against large odds.  After months of living in rat, lice, and ice-infested trenches (British and French on one side, Germans on the other) only a few meters apart, with no real successes either way and thousands of soldiers killed, the Christmas of the first year of World War I looked hopeless for all.  From their trenches, the two sides could hear each other, taunt one another, and sing banter back and forth.  Then, on Christmas Eve, it is said a German soldier bravely stood up with a Christmas tree in his hand and began to sing "Oh, Tanenbaum" ("Oh, Christmas Tree").  This triggered a reaction from miles of trenches and somewhere between 10 and 100 thousand soldiers came out of the trenches, shared rations, traded items including helmets, played soccer, and sang songs together!  This amazing example of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men was never repeated, but has remained a lasting symbol of the bravery of soldiers outside the realm of combat.  "All is Calm" is their story and is a wonderful Christmas message.

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Thu Dec 08 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Fri Dec 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Sat Dec 10 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Sat Dec 10 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Sun Dec 11 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
MTW Board Meeting
Thu Dec 15 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Fri Dec 16 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Sat Dec 17 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Sat Dec 17 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Tue Jan 03 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
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