It has been 300 years since San Antonio was born, 200 years since the song "Silent Night" was written, and 100 years since the end of World War I. All three of these powerful events merged at the Alamo in countdown to the Public Theater of San Antonio’s rendition of “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”.
The twelve-man cast sings eight-part harmonies in up to four different languages to drive home the message of unity. The production celebrates the WWI Christmas Truce of 1914. The cast took to the streets on a silent Wednesday night to share the historical sounds with locals right in front of the Alamo.
“This production is making its New York debut at the Sheen Center currently running,” said George Green, CEO and artistic director of Public Theater of San Antonio. “We are one of a very select few theaters - in fact, I think you can count them on one hand - that is given permission to still produce this show in their markets.”
The show includes lines from the actual memoirs of WWI soldiers written from the trenches. Cast members Aaron Ely and Chaz Ingraham talked about the deep emotional connection audience members make with the soldiers of the first World War through the monologues and the songs. For information about attending upcoming shows, visit www.thepublicsa.org.