APRONS AWAY:
Women’s Work on the Mother Road

From left to right, Sherry Meyer and Darla Hoffmann as the Narrators in the premiere production at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois, October 28, 2018. Photo by David J. Schwartz.

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About the Show -

APRONS AWAY:

WOMEN’S WORK ON THE MOTHER ROAD

 
 

The most famous highway in the world. Twenty-four determined women. And Route 66 was changed forever.

All through the Route 66 era, some women put their domestic skills to work while others tackled man-sized careers. With their aprons tied on or flung to the prairie winds, two dozen women tell the story of Route 66 as you’ve never heard it before - through the voices of the women who left their indelible mark on the Mother Road!

Aprons Away: Women’s Work on the Mother Road is an original stage play about the work, careers, and contributions of women along the most famous highway in the world - Route 66 - with music, lyrics, and script by Cheryl Eichar Jett. Narrative monologues performed by an ensemble cast tell a new version of the Route 66 story you’ll never forget!

 
 
 
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See Aprons Away: Women’s Work on the Mother Road in Pontiac IL June 22-23!

The Route 66 Association of Illinois and Pontiac Tourism are co-sponsoring two performances of the new full-theatre-length production of Aprons Away: Women’s Work on the Mother Road! Performances are scheduled for 7 pm, Saturday, June 22, and 2 pm matinee, Sunday, June 23, at the Eagle Theater and Performing Arts Center in Pontiac, Illinois. There will be no charge for tickets, courtesy of the Route 66 Association of Illinois and Pontiac Tourism, to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac! However, due to expected “sell-out,” reservations are required. Reserve your tickets now at www.PontiacEagle.com. The play, written and directed by Cheryl Eichar Jett, will feature an all-female ensemble cast of actors. Cast bios and headshots coming very soon!

 

 
 

“…the untold history of the women who played important roles…in the history of Route 66.” - Geoff Ladd, Assistant Director, Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Curtain call photo of original cast by Jim Featherstone.

 
 
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Marilyn Kinsella as Mary Colter in the October 2018 production of  Aprons Away  at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois. Photo by David J. Schwartz.

Marilyn Kinsella as Mary Colter in the October 2018 production of Aprons Away at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois. Photo by David J. Schwartz.

 

“…great insight into the stories of some of the strong women that made Route 66 what it was and still is today.” - David J. Schwartz, Pics on Route 66