The song The World Turned Upside Down played in 1781 as English Lieutenant Major Cornwallis’s troops officially surrender to the Continental Army at Yorktown in the battle for American Independence. A host of French, American, German and English troops and diplomats turn the world upside down as they comically collide bungling international diplomacy. Caught in the middle, a group of wisecracking English POW’S circumvents the system as they plot their escape. American history meets Hogan’s Heroes in this new commissioned comedy by Steven Young.
Appropriate for young audiences