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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Watch a true story of how soldiers found a moment of joy in a time of sorrow. All is Calm is a tale of how sworn enemies defied orders and how battle lines became a place of celebration and solidarity for one brief Christmas night.

Why Watch All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

All is Calm is a remarkable true story told in the words and songs of the men who lived through the harrowing First World War. The tale is brought to life by the cast of ten talented performers, heartrending tunes of patriotism, ballads and Christmas carols from Wales, Germany, Belgium, England, and France. There is also the inclusion of texts interlaced together from excerpts of letters, gravestone inscriptions, an old radio broadcast, poetry, and autobiographies.
This is a story of how a fabled myth of the First World War is finally given a legitimate voice by none other than the masterful Peter Rothstein, as he manages to encapsulate what it would have been like at that very moment in time.


The Story

It is the Christmas of 1914, a dark time on the frontlines of the First World War where German and British soldiers are at war with each other. There is silence for a moment before a German soldier steps into No Man’s land and begins his rendition of "Stille Nacht". This marks the start of a night of laughter and happiness, forgetting for a brief moment the perils of war.

Watch this story that brings out the essence of Christmas, which will evoke a sense of humanity in you as this beautiful tale is brought to life on the stage by a troupe of supremely talented actors and singers.


Critics Reviews

“A heartbreaking tribute to the men, who, in defiance of their commanders had the courage to affirm their common humanity.”
– The New Yorker

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show is available from 9th November to 30th December.

There are no shows on the 12th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, and 27th of November, and Mondays and Tuesdays of December (the exception being the 24th of December).

Show Timings

Tue to Sun 7:30 PM

Duration
60 minutes with no intermission.

Top Songs
Christmas carols from Germany and England, Stille Nacht.

Presented by
Theatre Latte’ Da tour

Written and Directed by
Peter Rothstein

Produced by
Laura Little Theatricals

Musical Arrangements by
Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Additional Information

Audience
Suitable for ages 8 and above.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
In-house Bar

Seating
The Loreto Theater has a seating capacity of 274.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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Where?

The Lorento Theatre, New York

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