The Hundred Dresses – Live Theatre by MVLCT


Author: Eleanor Estes

Playwright: Mary Hall Surface

Come and enjoy the fall children’s production of The Hundred Dresses, a play by Mary Hall Surface adapted from the classic 1943 children’s book by Eleanor Estes, directed by Braden JP Rood.  Wanda Petronski just wants to join the fun of having friends like everyone else. But in 1930’s small town America, a Polish immigrant doesn’t easily fit in.

Wanda struggles to fit in with the other girls in her grade and seeks comfort by creating drawings of beautiful dresses which she keeps at home and shows to no one.

When Maddie’s best friend Peggy starts to tease Wanda, Maddie knows it isn’t right. When the teasing doesn’t stop and the Petronski moves to get away from the town’s prejudices, Maddie is wracked with guilt. She soon realized that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself.

Determined not to let her fear get the best of her again, Maddie braves the scorn of her classmates and stands up to them, making an unlikely friend in the process.

Set in a small town during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the play is based on the classic 1943 award-winning children’s book by Eleanor Estes. Poverty, bullying, immigration, and the redemptive quality of art are the timeless themes explored in this story for all ages.

GREAT NEWS! We will have ASL interpreters at our final performance, October 13th!

Show Dates & Times

  • Friday, October 4th at 7 pm
  • Saturday, October 5th at 7 pm
  • Sunday, October 6th at 2 pm
  • Friday, October 11th at 7 pm
  • Saturday, October 12th at 7 pm
  • Sunday, October 13th at 2 pm


Seats vary from $10 – $15

The Hundred Dresses tickets are on sale at the door or on MVLCT’s web store – so you can pick yours up early!

Visit shop.mvlct.com to purchase your tickets online.

This is a Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre production

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