The Hundred Dresses

by Eleanor Estes- adapted by Erin Coulter

Wanda Petronski is a poor and friendless Polish-American girl. Wanda’s classmates laugh at her funny last name and the faded blue dress she wears to school every day, Wanda claims to own one hundred dresses, all lined up in her closet at her worn-down house. This outrageous and obvious lie becomes a game, as the girls in her class corner her every day before school, demanding that she describe all of her dresses for them.  Nevertheless, Wanda’s lovely nature and kind heart are revealed later when she tells the teacher to give the students the drawings.

The Gallery at Penn College

One College Avenue , Williamsport, PA 17701 |

June 13,20,27| 6 pm

June 16,19,23,26,30| 2 pm

The Gallery at Penn College strives to be an important educational resource for students and a cultural asset to Pennsylvania College of Technology and local communities. The Gallery is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art and accompanying programs. The Gallery supports the mission of Penn College and offers opportunities for personal growth, social awareness, cultural diversity, and education through direct experiences with original works of art.



Director: Emery Fox

Emery is a mother of three, devoted wife, and a 4.0 Physician Assistant Studies student. She has been involved in theatre since the age of 5, and has been a part of the Williamsport theatre community since 2011. She received training in California during her high school years from film professionals, and has continually found ways to remain involved in theatre even though she chose not to Major in Theatre. Emery is a regular performer with Studio 570, and has performed in all of Studio 570’s seasons. Emery is on multiple committees and production teams, to support the needs of the company. 

Designer: Jared Whitford

Jared is Studio 570’s founder and Artistic Director. Mr. Whitford studied design at Point Park and Carnegie Mellon universities. His design experiences include working at theaters such as the historic Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Straz Center, and most Recently PARK Productions. Select design Productions include (Spring Awakening, Shrek, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer, One Act Festivals, The Diary of Anne Frank, Proof, Steel Magnolia, Cabaret, Seussical).