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LPA to present ‘It Happened on Route 66’

A waitress stands near a counter as a person speaks standing and a customer sits at another counter

Liberty Performing Arts will present “It Happened on Route 66” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, in the high school auditorium.

The play, written by Todd Wallinger, takes place in 1955 and tells the story of how a young starlet, Lovey Lamour, played by Shelby Clack, runs away on her wedding day and ends up in Cookie’s Diner after her car breaks down. She is befriended by the waitress, Sally, played by Rachel Yaun.  Lovey works at the diner for the day and experiences a different side of life. Sally is in the midst of trying to get a marriage proposal from her long time beau, Roscoe, played by Josh Kratz.  Roscoe has plans of becoming an architect in Chicago and does not understand why Sally is a bit resistant to leave Winona, Arizona, Lots of confusion ensues while Otis, played by Nathan Desrochers, observes it all from the counter while taking advantage of the all you can eat special.

Famous crooner Johnny Jerome, played by Jacob Kelly, comes to claim his bride with quite interesting results! Even a young Elvis, played by Chris DiBartolo, makes an appearance and discovers his very favorite sandwich.
The cast also includes Rayanna Cottman, Lianna Gissentaner, Eli Desrochers, Yamilet Lopez Cortez, Madeline Kelly and Joaquin Isler Diaz.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and are available at the door.