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Aprons Away: Women's Work on the Mother Road
Date & Time
6/22/19 - 6/23/19
7:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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. Aprons Away premiered at Blackburn College, Carlinville IL, on October 28, 2018. Narrative monologues with an ensemble cast tell a new version of the Route 66 story you'll never forget!

The City of Pontiac is excited to partner with the Route 66 Association of Illinois to bring this show to Pontiac to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum!

Doors open at 6:30 on the 22nd with the show beginning at 7:00. All seats are general admission. Doors open at 1:30 on the 23rd with the show beginning at 2:00. This is a free event, but reservations are required to ensure we have enough room. Reservations can be made by calling 815-844-1187 or by visiting www.PontiacEagle.com. Though it is a free event, donations will be accepted to help offset the costs and to help bring future events like this to Pontiac.
Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center
319 N. Plum St.
Pontiac, IL