The Hundred Dresses
By Mary Hall Surface
Adapted from the book by Elenor Estes
Directed by Sarah Omniski
This production is supported by the Regional Arts & Culture Council
and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
May 4th - May 19th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm
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. When Maddie's best friend Peggy starts to tease Wanda, Maddie knows it isn't right. When the teasing doesn't stop and the Petronskis move to get away from the town's prejudices, Maddie is wracked with guilt. She soon realizes that allowing her friend to be a bully is 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.
BEYOND THE PAGES OF THE SCRIPT
Saturday April 14th • 2pm - 3pm
Aloha Community Library • Ages 2 - 12 with family
Saturday April 21st • 2pm - 3pm
Sherwood Library • Ages 2 - 12 with family
Sunday April 29th • 2pm - 3pm
Beaverton City Library • Ages 2 - 12 with family
Children are invited to explore the history of dresses through crafts, stories, and games. Meet characters from the upcoming production of The Hundred Dresses at this free event, co-hosted with the Beaverton City Library Youth Services Division.
Tuesday May 1st • 7pm
Beaverton City Library Auditorium
Join us for a special 50-minute preview event for the upcoming production of The Hundred Dresses. Meet the cast and travel through decades of fashion and dressmaking.
Sunday May 13th • Immediately following the 2pm performance
Join us for a brief talkback with the cast and crew of The Hundred Dresses and engage in an informal, moderated discussion about the production design, rehearsal process, creating characters, and more.
CAST LIST (Click to Learn More About the Cast/Crew)
WANDA PETRONSKI: Annika Sadowski
PEGGY THOMAS: Summer Schroeder
MADELINE REEVES: Isabella Villagomez
CECILE ALLEN: Gracie Morinishi
JACK BEGGLES: Nic Gantzer
WILLIE BOUNCE: Les Ico
MISS MASON: Stacie Looney
SHELLY REEVES: Hannah Greenlee
MR. PETRONSKI: Ted Schroeder
JACOB PETRONSKI: Nikki LeGore
MR. SVENSON: Charles (Chuck) Wilson
Beaverton Civic Theatre’s current production of The 100 Dresses, adapted by Mary Hall Surface from Eleanor Estes’ original book, quietly but powerfully explores the way bullying affects all of us – the victim, the family, bystanders, and perpetrators. While the show is clearly aimed at children, it is equally clear that its timely messages about cruelty, and xenophobia in particular, are appropriate for audiences of all ages.
The Hundred Dresses
Westside Theatre Reviews
May 10, 2018