221 1st Ave S
Mt Vernon, IA 52314
“I have a hundred dresses at home–all lined up in my closet.”
No one believes Wanda Petronski, the Polish girl with the funny accent who is teased for wearing the same faded blue dress to school every day, when she tells them she has a hundred dresses. It is not until their wise teacher announces the winners of the art contest that the meaning of the hundred dresses is revealed. 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.
Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre presents The Hundred Dresses by Mary Hall Surface, October 4 – 6 and 11-13, Uptown Theatre, First Street Community Center, 221 1st St., Mt. Vernon. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.mvlct.com.
GREAT NEWS! We will have ASL interpreters at our final performance, October 13th!