‘The Best New Work Here in Years’: Rave Reviews for Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alum’s Play ‘Relentless’

Tyla Abercrumbie

Relentless, the new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Tyla Abercrumbie ’98, has received rave reviews for its world premiere production from Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre. As previously reported in this blog, rhe show, which opened January 27, is scheduled to run through February 26 at Theatre Wit, located at 1229 W. Belmont in Chicago’s Belmont Theatre District in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. For tickets, click here.
“Tyla Abercrumbie’s Relentless is the finest new play to emerge in Chicago since the days before the COVID-19 crisis that delayed this world premiere for so many months,” wrote Chris Jones in the Chicago Tribune, in a review headlined “The Best New Work Here in Years.” “Smart, challenging and deeply moving toward its close, Relentless is fully the equal of many of the serious dramas that populated Broadway this past fall. The piece, written by a Chicago-based artist hitherto best known as an actress, deserves broad international exposure.”
Enthusiastic reviews were also published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, and other publications. To see a wrap-up of reviews for Relentless, click here.