War of Independence (single play)
War of Independence (single play). Three against three – surely that’s fair! But maybe not when one of your side defects to the other! On the English side – a king, a prime minister and a general – more than a match you’d have thought for a journalist, a Patriot and …oh but wait – Washington was a general and a president – so maybe that evens out the odds a bit! Read on to see which side wins in this re-run of the War of Independence!
King George III
Prime Minister George Grenville
General Charles Cornwallis
George Washington (general and president)
Samuel Adams (Patriots leader)
Thomas Paine (English journalist – emigrated to US)
Adams: Patriotism! ‘Tis a wonderful thing!
George III: If, that is, you understand what it means! Somebody, not a million miles from here, seemed to have great difficulty deciding which country he belonged to!
Washington: The shame of it! Surely no-one could have been uncertain as to what side they were on in our great War of Independence!
Cornwallis: We had no such traitors in my army!
Grenville: So who was this Judas?
Paine: I think he means me!
George III: Yes, you! Paine by name and pain by nature! If only you’d stayed in your homeland and stayed loyal to England!