The Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire will present the musical play "All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Schofield Hall's auditorium, 105 Garfield Ave.
The play depicts the story of a real-life Christmas miracle that took place during World War I, when troops on both sides laid down their weapons for holiday peace.
The unexpected truce spread to include what is estimated to have been thousands of troops at various points along the Western Front, lasting through the night and into Christmas Day.
It is written and directed by Peter Rothstein and performed by the Minneapolis-based Theatre Latte Da's Cantus ensemble.
A 10-member cast is blended with iconic World War I patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval ballads and Christmas carols from around the world as well as text from letters, autobiographies, poetry, gravestone inscriptions and even an old radio broadcast to create a remarkable show.
Tickets to the show are $17 for the general public, $15 for UW System staff or seniors and $7 for UW System students and youth 17 and under. Student tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show.
Tickets can be purchased online at uwec.ticketforce.com or by calling the university's Service Center at 715-836-4636.