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Brainerd Public Library Present - WWII One-Act Play "Accidental Hero"

The Accidental Hero will be preformed at:


Monday, May 23-Edgewood Vista Senior Living Center at 10:00am

Monday, May 23- Brainerd Public Library 5:30pm

Where do heroes come from?  Lightning strikes and destiny awaits.   A farm boy thinks he's "only" fighting in WW II.  Then a risky assignment miraculously brings him face-to-face with his long-lost tribe.  Improbable coincidence?  Fate?  When you run away from your identity, it often finds you anyway.

Join us as Patrick Dewane tells the story of his grandfather, a man whose seemingly goofy CB radio-handle during the 1970s.  "The Accidental Hero"- was really a clue to his incredible story as a WWII Czech-American soldier fighting in the forests of his family's ancient homeland. Dewane's grandfather, Matt Konop, rarely talked about the war, but years after his death Dewane was handed a pile of typewritten pages that a family member had discovered in a box in a basement. "The Accidental Hero" is an astonishing one-man play about history, the reality of war and the mystery of heroes.

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, this unforgettable one-man show has wowed audiences across the country.  Make plans to join us today!

  • "Remarkable!" A. James McAdams, University of Notre Dame
  • "Impossible to forget!" Daniel Freeman, Smithsonian Institute

Both "Accidental Hero" performances are free and open to the public. The "Accidental Hero" performances are sponsored by the Kitchigami Regional Library through the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment Funds with a partnership with Edgewood Vista Senior Living Center.