The Grand 1894 Opera House presents a heartrending retelling of Christmas, 1914 when the Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate – together – Christmas in “All is Calm – The Christmas Truce of 1914.” The performance is set for Sunday, December 9 at 4pm.
This performance showcases the powerful historic event and astounding moment during World War I when –together – the Allied forces and German soldiers laid down their weapons to celebrate Christmas Day, 1914. Together, they shared food and drink, sang carols and played soccer.
“All Is Calm” weaves together the first-hand accounts relayed by WWI soldiers with patriot music, trench songs and Christmas carols, and “puts a human face on WWI – ‘San Francisco Globe.’” In addition, “this beautiful jewel has been made brighter, more precious in the best sense of the word.
What is unchanged is its quiet power to illustrate peace on Earth.” – ‘Minneapolis Star Tribune.’ This performance is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts. Local media support is provided by the ‘Houston Chronicle.’
The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston’s historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. Tickets are available by contacting The Grand’s box office at (409)765-1894, (800)821-1894, or go to thegrand.com.