One night only at RCTC – All is Calm
Rochester Community and Technical College’s Drama Club and Theater Latté Da of Minneapolis proudly present “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”. Theater Latte Da of Minneapolis will be appearing for one night only in RCTC’s Hill Theatre on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm. The performance is a very special musical/theatrical dramatization of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying each other’s dead. In some places along the Western Front the truce lasted a single night and in others it endured until New Year’s Day. This dramatic re-telling weaves together firsthand accounts by thirty World War I soldiers and music including patriotic tunes, trench songs and Christmas carols. This moving ode to peace was created by Theater Latté Da’s acclaimed artistic director Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, produced in collaboration with Hennepin Theatre Trust.
What Others Are Saying About “All Is Calm”:
“All is Calm—a theatrical concert—feeds our need for heroes, gives space to our dreams for human nobility, allows us to approach the enigma of Christmas and puzzle over the miracle that has stopped enemies from killing each other for one day.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
“It’s not only an outstanding piece of musical theater, but a brilliantly executed production that understands that its power comes from its simplicity.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Peter Rothstein, Erick Lichte and their charges have given us a great gift this season, reinvesting the words ‘Peace on Earth’ with their true meaning.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
“All is Calm can transport audiences to parts of the heart rarely explored.” -St. Paul Pioneer Press
Visit www.alliscalm.org to see a comprehensive guide for supplemental reading, photos and more.
Ticket prices are $12.00 for Adults; $10.00 for senior citizens 65 + and non-RCTC students. RCTC Students receive one free ticket with valid student ID. For further information, call the RCTC Theatre at 507-285-7200.