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Goodman Theatre’s “Relentless” Extended thru May

Set in the Black Victorian era, TimeLine Theatre’s acclaimed production of Relentless looks at the deep personal secrets we keep to protect the ones we love most. The year is 1919. After the death of their mother, two sisters come home to Philadelphia to settle her estate. Annelle is a happy socialite desperate to return to the safe illusion of a perfect life with her husband in Boston. Janet is a single, professional nurse, determined to change history and propel Black women to a place of prominence and respect. After discovering diaries left by their late mother, they find themselves confronted with a woman they never really knew, exposing buried truths from the past that are chillingly, explosively relentless.

As the critically lauded TimeLine Theatre Company production of Relentless by Tyla Abercrumbie, directed by Ron OJ Parson opens tonight at the Goodman, strong demand for tickets to “the best new work here in years”  has spurred a six-performance extension. The acclaimed original cast—including Ayanna Bria Bakari (Annelle, Mother), Jaye Ladymore (Janet), Demetra Dee (Zhuukee, also called Annabelle Lee), Travis Delgado (Marcus), Rebecca Hurd (Mary Anna Elizabeth) and Xavier Edward King (Franklin)—appears in this “downtown debut,” which weaves a mother’s past with her daughters’ present in a centuries-spanning tale of family, legacy and progress.

Relentless closes at the Goodman Theatre on May 8, 2022. Tickets ($15 – 63, subject to change) are now available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Relentless or by phone at 312.443.3800. The Goodman is grateful for the support of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (Lead Corporate Sponsor) and Winston & Strawn LLP (Corporate Sponsor Partner).

 

 

 

 

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