WEST HARTFORD — Playhouse on Park’s 12th Main Stage Season will continue with Peter Rothstein’s “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” This production will be available to stream at home beginning Dec. 16, through Jan. 3, 2021, according to an email from the theater. There will also be in person screenings at Cinestudio in Hartford on Dec. 18 and 19.
About the production: It’s a remarkable true story from the Western Front. “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” relives an astounding moment in history; in a silence amid the combat, a soldier steps into no man’s land singing “Silent Night.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie between the Allied troops and German soldiers. They lay down their arms to celebrate the holiday, share food and drink, play soccer, and sing carols. This dramatic retelling weaves together firsthand accounts of World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols. Musical arrangements are by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” is directed by Sasha Brätt, with music direction by Benjamin Rauch.
This is a film of the play. This play was originally scheduled to be produced by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., live, at Playhouse on Park. As a result of guidelines put forth by Gov. Ned Lamont and out of concern for the safety of our staff, cast, and crew, the play was filmed outdoors without the presence of a live audience. All involved in the making of the film of this play were required to adhere to an extensive safety plan.
Stream-at-home tickets are $20 per stream plus an additional $3 service charge. Online orders are subject to an additional $1.50 processing fee. In person and phone orders do not have the additional $1.50 fee. All fees are passed on directly to the companies that charge us for their services. Upon purchasing a stream, you will receive an email from BoxOffice@PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org. This will include your receipt, your code to view the film and instructions on how to access it. The code is intended for the purchaser only. You will be able to access the film from Dec. 16 - Jan. 3 only. For more information on streaming, or to purchase tickets, visit www.PlayhouseOnPark.org.
In person screenings at Cinestudio in Hartford: Tickets are $20, reserved seating. Screenings will be held on Friday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased through Cinestudio. You may either purchase them online at www.cinestudio.org or in person the day of the screening.
“All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” is included in the 2020-21 subscription package. As a subscriber, you’ll also receive extras: links to educational & informational supplements, initiatives, events and activities, which will be offered to enhance your experience. Additionally, when patrons are able to gather in person, subscribers will already have seats. For all of Season 12, please note that dates, locations, and formats are subject to change. To purchase tickets online, visit www.playhouseonpark.org. You may also purchase them over the phone at 860-523-5900 x10. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Rd. West Hartford.
Schools/Educators: “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” is appropriate for grades 7 through 12, and college students. For information about purchasing an educational package, which includes a study guide, a link to stream and more, contact Director of Education, Elizabeth Simmons, at ESimmons@PlayhouseTheatreGroup.org or 860523-5900 x 16.