‘All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914’ in Orange City Nov. 24
ORANGE CITY — On Nov. 24, Orange City Arts Council rings in the holiday season with “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” at Unity Christian Knight Center.
On Christmas Day on the Western Front in the heat of World War I, a German soldier stepped into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus began an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. Soldiers from both sides of the fighting imposed an impromptu ceasefire as they played football together, told stories and sang songs, and exchanged photos and gifts.
Just in time to commemorate the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in WW1, “All is Calm” is a musical theatre retelling of this remarkable true story, told in the words of the men who lived it, and accompanied by the timeless music of the season. With the generous support of The Gilchrist Foundation, Orange City Arts is able to offer half price tickets to veterans and their spouses, making the evening not only a tremendous celebration of the peace of Christmas, but also a night to honor those who have sacrificed to bring that peace home to us.
Tickets for the Nov. 24 performance of “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” are available at orangecityarts.net or by calling 712-707-4885 during regular box office hours. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, $10 for veterans and their spouses.