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 plays at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre located 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). World War II Veterans admitted free. 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission. Free talkback with the actor following each performance.
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.