Shell Point Retirement Community is kicking off the Performing Arts program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a theatrical concert, “All is Calm,” taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for purchase online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.
“All is Calm” highlights the true events of the Christmas Truce of 1914, where Allied and German soldiers along the Western Front stopped fighting and celebrated Christmas together, spending the day sharing small gifts and playing each other in football matches. Vexed by the grinding and dull horror of trench warfare, both sides found comradeship together, defying orders against fraternization.
Written by playwright Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Ericke Lichte and Timothy Takach, the performance features a variety of patriotic and sentimental tunes, depicting the night of camaraderie, music and peace on Christmas of 1914.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access, six public restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course, and many other recreational and educational activities. Learn more at www.shellpoint.org or 1-800-780-1131.