Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War

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Commemorating the centennial of the "Christmas Truce," in which World War I troops on both sides of the lines staged an impromptu cease-fire on the battlefields of France on Christmas, 1914 — this world-premiere commission tells the story of the truce through scenes, vignettes, live music and song, letters and documents from the period, and other historical accounts. Truce extends to audiences the Christmas wish of so many who fought and died in World War I and in all wars before and since: that mankind may one day lay down his weapons and, in the true spirit of the season, and in courageous defiance of those who would have it otherwise, be proponents of Peace on Earth, and Goodwill toward Men.

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City Lights Theater Company
529 S 2nd St
San Jose, CA
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