SMITHVILLE — Zombies dominate the fairy tale mash-up play "The Walking Dwarves" by Brian D. Taylor, coming to Smithville's Performing Arts Center stage, 645 S. Commercial Ave., twice Thursday, Oct. 24.
The 6 p.m. show will feature seventh grade actors while eighth graders take the stage in the second performance at 7:30 p.m.
"It is a funny zombie play where our fairy tale characters all get mixed up with each other all while trying to avoid the walking dwarves," director Angela Viebrock said. "All the stories have a clever twist."
As in the tale of Snow White, the wicked witch creates a poison apple. In "The Walking Dwarves," these poison apples get eaten by the dwarves, turning them into zombies. Snow White and the huntsman barely escape the dwarves while others are not so lucky.
Throughout the comedy, Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters are afflicted while out dress shopping for the ball. Little Red Riding Hood doesn't make it to grandmother's house as she too interacts with zombies.