About the Show

Ensemble cast of  Aprons Away: Women’s Work on the Mother Road  premiere at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, at the fifth annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference October 28, 2018. Left to right: Elizabeth Olwig, Sarah Chapman-Wiser, Casey Weeks, Sherry Meyer, Cheryl Eichar Jett, Darla Hoffmann, Kathy Metzger, Marilyn Kinsella, and Cindy Conner.

Ensemble cast of Aprons Away: Women’s Work on the Mother Road premiere at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, at the fifth annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference October 28, 2018. Left to right: Elizabeth Olwig, Sarah Chapman-Wiser, Casey Weeks, Sherry Meyer, Cheryl Eichar Jett, Darla Hoffmann, Kathy Metzger, Marilyn Kinsella, and Cindy Conner.

 
 

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!