Pictured: Back: Will Livingston as Jacob, Nick Zimmerman as Willie, Finn Austin as Jack, Front: Dasha Miltimore as Peggy, Simone Meade as Maddie Reeves, Serean Kim as Cecile
Inspired by a true story, The Hundred Dresses tells the story of a Polish immigrant Wanda Petronski whose classmates tease her. Wanda’s classmate Maddie realizes that allowing her friend to be a bully can be just as bad as acting that way herself. Maddie stands up to her classmates and makes an unlikely friend in the process. This play is a poignant tale of bullies and bystanders.
Wanda Petronski lives way up in a shabby house in Boggins Heights, and she doesn’t have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn’t be too much of a problem if she didn’t tell her classmates that she had a hundred dresses at home—all silk, all colors, velvet too. The children at Franklin Elementary don’t know what to make of this peculiar new girl with a strange accent. Soon Maddie, Peggy, Jack, and their classmates make a game of teasing Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school, leaving just an empty seat where she once sat. As feelings of guilt overtake the children, Maddie and the others decide they must find out what happened to Wanda and make amends for the way they treated her. But is it too late?
Olympia Family Theater’s production of The Hundred Dresses opens March 15, 2019, and runs through March 31, 2019, and is recommended for ages 7 and up. Individual show tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at olyft.org or by calling the box office at 360.570.1638.
Directed by Samantha Chandler
By Mary Hall Surface
Adapted from the book by Eleanor Estes
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
March 15-31, 2019
Recommended for ages 7 & up
Run time: 90 minutes (including a 15 min. intermission)
Debe Edden……….Miss Mason
Keith Eisner……….Mr. Svenson
Mike Gregory……….Mr. Petronski
Rebecca Rogers……….Shelly Reeves
All performances take place at our theater, 612 4th Ave E, in downtown Olympia. The lobby and box office opens 1 hour before show time, seating begins 20 minutes before show time.
This show runs 3 weekends
Thursday & Friday performances are at 7pm.
Saturday & Sunday performances are matinees at 2pm.
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm OPENING NIGHT!
Sat, Mar 16th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Mar 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Mar 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 23rd, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Mar 24th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Thu, Mar 28th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Mar 29th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 30th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sun, Mar 31st, 2019 at 2:00 pm CLOSING SHOW!
Thrifty Thursday! Pay-What-You-Can Performance: The Thursday after opening weekend is a special Pay-What-You-Can performance. Tickets go on sale at 12:00pm in our lobby box office. Pay-What-You-Can tickets may only be purchased in person at the box office, cash or check only.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended due to limited seating! Tickets can be purchased online or by phone with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Tickets are available 24 hours a day from our website: http://olyft.org
Box office hours: 1 hour before each performance (cash, check or credit card)
Youth (Under 12): $15.00
10% off groups of 10 or more to one performance.
All performances are wheelchair accessible. Contact the box office with any special needs when making your purchase, (360) 570-1638.