|One-man play debuts at Matthews Opera House|
|Friday, 06 July 2012 15:40|
It's about a young man from the Midwest who fought in World War II and found himself being hailed a hero after liberating the same Czech village where his grandparents once lived. Lt. Col. Matt Konop didn't talk about his experiences but 20 years after his death, a family member discovered personal accounts written by Konop. The play is performed by the soldier's grandson, Patrick DeWane. DeWane says, "The way I tell the story is I begin as him. I do his accent, his Czech-Wisconsin accent, and you get drawn in and the audience identifies him, likes him, likes him as a character." A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Spearfish Veterans Memorial.