00 In 1914, World War I was still raging. Soldiers were weary, wishing they were home with family and friends celebrating the Holidays in warmth and comfort. On Christmas Eve, 1914, The Germans who had taken to decorating their trenches with candles and Christmas trees, began to sing Christmas carols. The British, dug in across to field, sang back. Eventually Christmas greetings were shouted back and forth, and excursions were made by the soldiers across no man's land to deliver tokens of good will; food, alcohol, button, hats. Donna Latham has taken this story of peace of good will to create a play that is touching and heartbreaking, telling a tale a spontaneous amnesty in the middle of the Great War.
December 18, 19, 20 Friday and Saturday at 7:30 Sunday at 6:00 SHANNON HALL East Side Community Center Corner of Van Buren and Wilson Street Batavia, IL 60510