Peter is trying out for the part of George Washington, the lead, in the school's play on the American Revolution. Peter is dismayed that he instead gets the secondary but much more demanding role of the adversary, Benedict Arnold. Peter really wanted the heroic lead, and as such contemplates dropping out of the production. Carol is able to convince him that getting this role is indeed an honor, and that he has never quit anything before. But will he feel the same way when his friends start ribbing him for playing the part of a traitor? Meanwhile, Jan gets the position of set designer, as she has the best qualification of any student: her father, the architect. Written by
Did You Know?
At one point, while Peter is studying for the part of George Washington, he says, "Tonight, we will cross the Delaware and attack the British at Trenton." There were, in fact, no British troops stationed in Trenton at that time. On Christmas Night, 1776, Trenton was garrisoned by 900 Hessian troops under the command of Colonel Johann Rall. See more