This episode explores “This Man’s A Spy!,” Carla and Keyes’ musical retelling of the treasonous plot between American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John Andre during the American Revolutionary War. The two met in Haverstraw, New York to hand over the plans to West Point, and their lives were forever changed. The Arnold and André affair is important, because had their plan succeeded, the British could have won the Revolutionary War.
“This Man’s A Spy!” was originally commissioned by the Yorktown Heritage Preservation Commission / Yorktown 250, in partnership with Revolutionary Westchester 250, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. Inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton, this concert has modern stylings that are enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
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The History Twins podcast teaches that New York history is more than just dates and dead people. It’s for people interested in history, and the creative process involved in bringing history to life through performance. It is a production of Gentle Giant Music Productions.
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