Aprons Away – June 22 and 23
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 Eagle is excited to partner with the Illinois Route 66 Association to bring this exciting new play to Pontiac as part of the Illinois Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum’s 15th Anniversary. This is a one-weekend-only event with performances Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. Doors open at 6:30 on the 22nd with the show at 7:00pm and doors will open at 1:30 on the 23rd with the show at 2:00.
Admission will be free of charge but reservations will be required to ensure we have enough room. To reserve your seat head to our ticketing page or call our box office at 815-844-1187. Summer box office hours are limited. If your call is unanswered please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Chicago Farmer with Guest Comedian Stewart Huff – November 2
Comedian Stewart Huff will be sharing the stage with Chicago Farmer one night only, November 2, 2019! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting our ticketing page or by calling 815-844-1187. All seats are general admission. Tickets are $12 in advance, $18 at the door. There will also be a $4 per transaction processing fee. Doors will open at 6:30 and the show will start at 7:30. The event is sponsored by The Whip at BacklandRadio.com.
Refund policy: If you or any member of your party are unable to make your reservation, we do not offer refunds. You are welcome to give your reservation to another person if you are unable to use it. If WE must cancel an event for any reason, including but not limited to a severe weather or catastrophic event, illness, death or any other Act of God, we will notify you at our earliest convenience and will offer refunds.
Box Office Hours: Summer box office hours are limited. If your call is unanswered, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.