just desserts

The cast of “Just Desserts,” a hilarious, interactive murder mystery is shown left to right: Haylee Peterson, Ann Blondheim,  Mike Lyon, Diane Clayton and Melanie Letsche. The City of Wessington Springs Pool Task Force invites the community to enjoy food, laughs and a unique dinner theater performance at the Jerauld County 4-H Building on June 28.

Elevate the evening with supper and a show while supporting the pool renovation

The City of Wessington Springs Pool Task Force invites the community to enjoy food, laughs and a unique dinner theater performance at the Jerauld County 4-H Building on June 28. A delicious supper of cranberry-orange stuffed pork loin, garlic buttered potatoes and almond green beans prepared by Heather Larson of Sweet Grass will be served with wine at 6 p.m., followed by made-from-scratch brown butter cake. In addition to wine, other drinks may be purchased from a bar that will be available during the evening.

At 7 p.m., the task force presents "Just Desserts " an interactive comedy, murder mystery featuring actors Ann Blondheim, Diane Clayton, Melanie Letsche, Haylee Peterson and Mike Lyon all of Huron, SD.

Dinner theater tickets — which include the stuffed pork loin meal, wine and dessert plus admission to the show —  are limited, and will be sold through Monday, June 24 for $50.  The full dinner-theater experience begins at 6 p.m.

After Monday, tickets to the performance only (not including the meal) will be sold for $25. The theater-only  portion show begins at 7 p.m. sharp. All proceeds benefit the Wessington Springs pool renovation project.

Tickets can be purchased at Springs Food Market, Jensen’s True Value and True Dakotan or by contacting task force members Jeanna Schafer, Sandy Beckman, Terri Mebius, Pam Hainy, Ryan Jensen  and Kristi Hine.  

About the show

"Just Desserts "written by Craig Sodaro, asks the audience to help solve a murder.  Judge Cogsworth, a grouch who hates sweets, is judging a charity bakeoff, albeit grudgingly. Countless entries have been whittled down to three: a tart submitted by Lucy "Scooter" Bright, owner of a nail salon; a Depression-era style cake by Edna Mae Carter, the local librarian; and a rich torte created by Margaret Mason, a local society lady. In the middle of tasting all the goodies, the judge falls dead, and it's up to Miss Peabody, the head of the contest, and the audience to determine the murderer.