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The Accidental Hero

The Accidental Hero

The remarkably true story of a Wisconsin hero.

The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It's a true story, written and performed by his grandson.

Patrick Dewane's grandfather refused to talk about his service in the war. Yet when he died his basement yielded a treasure trove of typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage.

Dewane brings this archival material to glowing life as an enthralling, humorous and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences. This touching show runs from belly laughs to tears. Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather's journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII. In the last week of the war, Konop's story turns from another soldier's tale to something from mythology as he discovers of his Czech roots. Like Luke Skywalker, he thinks he's just fighting the Evil Empire, whereas the real story is about his once-obscured identity. But unlike Skywalker, this story is true.

 

This show's performances are over.

Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall

Apr 23, 2016

Starting at:
$30.00
Single Tickets on Sale:
Jan 22, 2016
Groups on Sale:
Jan 4, 2016
Wheelchair Assistance
Wheelchair Assistance
Sponsored by:
Envoy Restaurant & Lounge
Group Sales
Partners

All Tickets $25 for Groups of 10 or More

To book your group, reach out to our Group Sales Team by phone or contact form.
John Barnes: 414.273.7121 ext. 210
Keri Hough: 414.273.7121 ext. 213

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