Patrick Dewane to Join Special Christmas Live(stream) with Heritage Center

Dec 3, 2020 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Actor Patrick Dewane will return virtually to University of Dubuque Heritage Center for Live(stream) with Heritage Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at @UDBQMedia on YouTube.

Held this fall, Live(stream) with Heritage Center is an opportunity for viewers to meet the artists behind the performances through Heritage Center’s social media. The series features interviews by Heritage Center staff with special guest artists and live presentations. Each episode is approximately 45 minutes.

Dewane will join Heritage Center staff for an in-depth interview and performance of some excerpts from a sequel to The Accidental Hero that is set in WWII at Christmastime.

In fall 2017, Dewane performed his multimedia one-man show The Accidental Hero in Heritage Center. The performance brought to life archival material Dewane found in his late grandfather’s basement. In the sequel to The Accidental Hero, three true stories come to life in a heart-warming story of light appearing from darkness. A soldier finds pure Christmas peace in the middle of a battlefield. Another soldier dresses as Santa Claus and, 30 years later, is a hero in Europe for it. In Minnesota, a furry green cartoon character finds magic in a Mayo Clinic hospital visit. The show illuminates the strange and wonderful things that happen out on the road when you’re away from home, including during Christmas.

Live(stream) with Heritage Center can be viewed at @UDBQMedia on YouTube. While the series is free, donations are welcome through the Friends of Heritage Center at

To request a direct link to a Live(stream) with Heritage Center episode, please call 563.589.3432.