Weather Forecast


Update: Woman dies in Alexandria apartment fire

One-man play reveals grandfather's war experience

Patrick Dewane's one-man play is about his grandfather, who was a soldier during WWII.

Central Square in Glenwood will present The Mushroom Picker on Sunday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Square in Glenwood. This is the first event in Central Square's 8th concert series, "Performances Seldom Seen on Stage."

Written and performed by Patrick Dewane, The Mushroom Picker is a narrative about Dewane's search to find the truth about his own grandfather, whom he knew as a difficult person. After reading his journals and personal papers, Dewane discovered the story of his grandfather's experience as a Czech American soldier during WWII. He had fought the Nazis in Europe and helped liberate the people of a Czech village where his parents had lived. The family name, Knonop, translated as the mushroom picker.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Reservations can be made by calling Central Square at (320) 634-0400 or 1-800-497-0400. Tickets will be available at the door.