Students prepare for “Snow White and the Seven Suspects”

A classic fairy tale undergoes a dramatic revision when the Youth Advisory Board presents this year’s Mystery Dinner Theater production of “Snow White and the Seven Suspects” on November 20 at the Maple Lake High School cafeteria.

Rev. Steven King, pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake, wrote the show that features both laughs and suspense as dinner theater patrons will be asked to solve the mystery of Snow White’s disappearance.

“I wanted to keep it very lighted hearted and that’s why we came up with the idea of Snow White and the Seven Suspects,” King said.

And thanks to the wonderful world of Disney, King was able to get a little help with his project.

“I had the video of “Snow White” playing right next to my desk as I was writing so I could get in some of the authentic text,” King said.

The Seven Dwarfs are hosting a dinner at their home when Snow White turns up missing. The dwarfs mount their own investigation and of course, the Wicked Queen is a chief suspect, along with the huntsmen, the prince, and even Cinderella. And in a nod to another legendary tale, Frodo Baggins of the “Lord of the Rings” makes a cameo appearance.

The dinner will include a choice of roast beef or chicken and two shows are available at noon and 6 p.m. A drawing for $100 will be conducted and members of the audience are invited to dress up as their favorite Disney or fairy tale characters and compete for prizes.  Tickets will be available until November 11 at Security State Bank in Maple Lake. Youth Connections Coordinator Kim Brown said the funds raised from the production will be used to restore programs lost to recent budget cuts.