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After the death of their mother, two sisters return home to Philadelphia in 1919 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. Upon discovering a series of 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.


– Presented by TimeLine Theatre Company | Tyla Abercrumbie



“Ladymore is not the only actor delivering a potent performance: the show is superbly cast and there is similarly fine work from Rebecca Hurd (relentless indeed) and Demetra Dee, whose work will sit with you after you leave.”

– The Chicago Tribune




Demetra Dee as Zhuukee/Annabelle Lee embodies the split in identity and history for Black Americans in more than name.”

– Chicago Reader




“Some of these moments are brought to life as they are reading them. Their mother, Zhuukee/Annabelle Lee ( a dynamic performance by Demetra Dee)”

– Around the Town Chicago




“It is a trunk full of diaries that was kept by the sisters’ mother, Annabelle Lee, that is the key to the family history. (She is beautifully portrayed by Demetra Dee.)”

– WTTW Chicago




“Demetra Dee, who audiences recently enjoyed in “The Last Pair of Earlies,” is young Annabelle Lee, an orphan whose mother actually named her Zhuukee. She’s simply extraordinary and heartbreaking in this role.”

– Chicago Theater Review




Demetra Dee is brilliant as Annabelle/Zhuukee.”

– Third Coast Review




Jeff Recommend!




Timeline Theatre, The Goodman Theatre




February 1, 2022