L to R on stage, Nancy Horrell as Narrator, Kathy Metzger as Lucille Hamons, and Cindy Conner as Lucia Rodriguez; and L to R below stage, Brittany Ann-Marie Taylor as Carmen, a WAC, and Brittany Roper as Margaret, a Harvey Girl, all know “when to suck it up” in the original song, “Making Good in a Man’s World,” the finale to Act One in the Pontiac production June 22-23. (Photo by Mitchell T. Fransen, courtesy of the City of Pontiac.)

L to R on stage, Nancy Horrell as Narrator, Kathy Metzger as Lucille Hamons, and Cindy Conner as Lucia Rodriguez; and L to R below stage, Brittany Ann-Marie Taylor as Carmen, a WAC, and Brittany Roper as Margaret, a Harvey Girl, all know “when to suck it up” in the original song, “Making Good in a Man’s World,” the finale to Act One in the Pontiac production June 22-23. (Photo by Mitchell T. Fransen, courtesy of the City of Pontiac.)

L to R on stage, Lisa Green as Dorothea Lange, Darla Hoffmann as Narrator, and Liz Vincent as Adeline Van Buren; and L to R below stage, Brooke Sauter as Hazel Funk Holmes, Stephanie Rhein as Edna, a Phillips 66 Highway Hostess, and Karen Wright as Ray Eames sing “Bandanas tied around our curls” in the original song, “Making Good in a Man’s World,” the finale to Act One in the Pontiac production June 22-23. (Photo by Mitchell T. Fransen, courtesy of the City of Pontiac.)

L to R on stage, Lisa Green as Dorothea Lange, Darla Hoffmann as Narrator, and Liz Vincent as Adeline Van Buren; and L to R below stage, Brooke Sauter as Hazel Funk Holmes, Stephanie Rhein as Edna, a Phillips 66 Highway Hostess, and Karen Wright as Ray Eames sing “Bandanas tied around our curls” in the original song, “Making Good in a Man’s World,” the finale to Act One in the Pontiac production June 22-23. (Photo by Mitchell T. Fransen, courtesy of the City of Pontiac.)

APRONS AWAY: WOMEN’S WORK ON THE MOTHER ROAD A BIG SUCCESS IN PONTIAC IL JUNE 22-23!

The Route 66 Association of Illinois and Pontiac Tourism co-sponsored two performances of the new full-theatre-length production of Aprons Away: Women’s Work on the Mother Road on June 22-23, at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center in Pontiac, Illinois. The performances were part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac! The play, written and directed by Cheryl Eichar Jett, featured an all-female ensemble cast of actors; read more about the actors here.

Both the Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances were nearly full, and several comments of “this play should be performed in every Route 66 city and town” were heard.

Representatives from other cities and states have expressed interest, so watch for announcements of additional performances soon!