The extraordinary true story of a WWII officer who ends up liberating the same Czech towns where his grandparents lived. Matt Konop had grown up speaking Czech on a farm in Wisconsin, ashamed of his humble background. Thrown into WWII, he hits Omaha Beach, is a hero in the Battle of the Bulge and survives to the final days of the war. Then his story takes a turn from yet another soldier's tale to something more epic when he is given the dangerous assignment to go behind enemy lines into Czechoslovakia. At the border, he decides to poke in alone. His life would never be the same, as one coincidence after another brings him face-to-face with his identity. What once was a source of shame becomes his greatest pride as the people of his grandparent's hometown hailed him as their "liberator." They, in fact, liberated him. Told with never-before-seen color movie clips from WWII, vintage music and photos, The Accidental Hero is a multi-media delight that has captivated audiences across the country.
The Accidental Hero- Returns June 7th - June 9th!!
Performances will be:
Friday June 7th @ 8:00pm
Saturday June 8th @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday June 9th @ 2:00pm
The Accidental Hero will play at 20 Windsor Street (Map - Driving Directions).Tickets: $25 general admission (discounts for selected performances: seniors age 60 and above, military personnel, groups of 10 or more, full-time students age 22 and under, DCT members). 90 Minutes. No Intermission.
Note: online ticketing is not available. To make recommended advance reservations, please call (585) 325-4370 with a credit card. Also contact us for more information on group discounts and private performances.
PAST / RETURNING SHOWS:
Marc Salem's Mind Over Rochester
Cindy Miller's You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!
Jim Van Slyke's The Sedaka Show
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The Water Coolers
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
20 Windsor Street
Rochester, NY 14605-2935