The Last Pair of Earlies
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The Last Pair of Earlies

Ever since he was a teenager in Mississippi, Wayland Early could count on two things – his talent for making handmade shoes, and Della Rose’s love. But danger forces them to flee north to Chicago. Before they know it, nearly two decades have passed, and both Wayland and Della find themselves increasingly unable to count on anything, including their marriage. As they each contend with the weight of their spent youth and unrealized dreams, a life-altering question comes to the surface: are they still enough for each other?


– Presented by Raven Theater | Wardell Julius Clark


One of the most compelling scenes is when……the young Della (Demetra Dee) deal with the loss of their child. I suggest having a few tissues handy for this scene.”

– Chicago Now




Lovely Demetra Dee, an actor with many outstanding credits to her name, is sweet and heartbreaking as Young Della Rose. a stunningly engaging performance by Demetra Dee

– Chicago Theater Review




Jeff Recommend!




Raven Theater


Young Della Rose


December 1, 2021