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“James Armistead Lafayette” Show – FREE Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival

James Armistead Lafayette portrayed by Stephen Seals

Event Types: Theatre , Literary Arts

Jun 10, 2023 2:00 PMJun 10, 2023 3:30 PM

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Greenville Chautauqua


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Everybody loves a good spy story. How about an American slave that volunteers to spy for the Continental Army, does such a credible job of it, he gets recruited to be a double agent for the British gaining the confidence of both General Cornwallis and traitor, Benedict Arnold?

It’s an exciting story of a bogus “runaway slave” living a dangerous life behind enemy lines ferreting out information and spreading “mis-information” that allows the American forces to triumph at the Battle of Yorktown.

Not fiction . . . True story. . . And you get to hear it told by Colonial Williamsburg’s Stephen Seals.

Hartness Performing Arts Center at CCES