Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT)
The Hundred Dresses
by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills
April 14-16, 2023
Greer Studio Theatre
Directed by Gordon Hensley
All tickets $5
Based on the beloved Newbery Honor Book by Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses is a timeless tale that explores the bonds of friendship, bullying, and forgiveness. Wanda Petronski, a second-grader, 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, but she tells her classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home of all fabrics and colors. 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.
Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.