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‘The Accidental Hero’ Performance

Join us on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00pm for a performance of The Accidental Hero,
featuring special guest Patrick Dewane!

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General Admission: $10
NCSML Member: $8
Student/Military/Veteran: $5

Seating is limited – purchase your tickets today!

Patrick Dewane

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 away from a soldier’s survival tale to something from mythology.  He discovers his lost identity, embraced by the tribe he never knew. Like Luke Skywalker, Konop thought he was just fighting the Evil Empire, in this case the Nazis. But unlike Skywalker, this story is true. His was an epic homecoming. As he freed the Czechs, they liberated him.

Audiences across the USA and the Czech Republic have enjoyed this remarkable, uplifting story.

Visit AccidentalHero.net to learn more about Patrick’s family story.

A cash bar will be available during this event.

This program is generously sponsored by Victor F. & Janice L. Naxera.



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March 26, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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