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"There is more than one mystery going on in The Excaliber Shakespeare Company's production of "Sleuth," now being performed in Oak Park. And we're not just talking about the script of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play. At last Friday night's show, there were only two actors onstage: Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke and Sean Nix as Milo Tindle. Yet the program lists a total of five characters played by five different actors...In any case, none of this matters a bit because Robinson could have easily played all five characters without batting an eyelash. If you've never seen Robinson in action, he is a veritable one-man-show all by himself. You owe it to yourself to check out this performance because he's at the top of his game in a delightfully witty play that is, as they say, an actor's dream." -- Michael Bonesteel, The Pioneer Press Oak Leaves, Oct. 25, 2000.

Ably Assisted by Talented Young Actor Sean Nix as Milo Tindle, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson directed and appeared as Andrew Wyke in the ESC's 2000 30th Anniversary, First All-African-American Cast Revival of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Mystery Thriller Sleuth at The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park! Edit

Before it was immortalized on the silver screen by the dazzling Best Actor Oscar-nominated turns of Sir Laurence Olivier as Andrew Wyke and Sir Michael Caine as Milo Tindle in Oscar-nominated and acclaimed director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1972 movie version, highly-skilled English playwright Anthony Shaffer earned a 1971 Tony Award for Best Play for the original 1970 Broadway Production of Sleuth at The Music Box Theatre in New York that featured a critically-acclaimed pair of performances by Sir Anthony Quayle as Andrew Wyke and Keith Baxter as Milo Tindle that would earn the two brits a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance. Shaffer's outstanding mystery genre play was a smash hit on Broadway, playing well over a thousand performances, and due to its small cast size, was quickly and frequently revived by dozens of regional and local theatre groups around the country. Having previously played Andrew Wyke when he made his Chicago directorial debut in 1980 with a non-Equity professional, multiracial cast ( 10th anniversary ) version performed by his short-lived New Chicago Repertory Theatre Company at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in the Windy City's Logan Square neighborhood, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Principal Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson thought Shaffer's wonderfully witty cat-and-mouse-game thriller would work well in the intimate confines of The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. for a fall 2000, 30th anniversary revival run. And returning to directing the play and playing Andrew Wyke, he found a talented young actor with strong stage presence named Sean Nix to join him onstage as Milo Tindle. The initial run did well, audiences responded very positively throughout the run ( which was extended ). And, without anyone involved in the show really realizing it at the time, Darryl Maximilian Robinson's non-Equity professional Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago staging of Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth became the first production documented in theatre history to feature an All-African-American cast.


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Note: The multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago is pleased, proud and honored to share and present this archival article in acknowledgement of 2019: The Year of Chicago Theatre!






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A MULTIRACIAL, NON-EQUITY PROFESSIONAL CHAMBER THEATRE'S FOUNDER!: Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Principal Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON has been involved in over 250 live stage and literary arts presentations around the country during his 45-year-long stage career. 2018 Photo of Mr. Robinson at Los Angeles' historic UNION STATION by DANNY BELROSE.












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THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH MASTERS OF GAME-PLAYING ON BROADWAY: KEITH BAXTER as MILO TINDLE and SIR ANTHONY QUAYLE as ANDREW WYKE scored a 1971 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance for their critically-acclaimed portrayals under skilled Tony Award-nominated Best Director CLIFFORD WILLIAMS in the original 1970 Broadway production of ANTHONY SHAFFER'S Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" at New York's MUSIC BOX THEATRE.

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Original 1970 Broadway Show Poster for Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH."

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In 1971, acclaimed playwright and mystery novelist ANTHONY SHAFFER captured a Tony Award for Best Play for his 1970 mystery thriller "SLEUTH."

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The late, great and wonderful SIR ANTHONY QUAYLE starred as the original ANDREW WYKE in the original 1970 production of ANTHONY SHAFFER'S Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" on Broadway.

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Logo of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago by Tony Hrubes.

Sean Nix as Milo Tindle and Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH in Oak Park, Il.

BRITISH RULES OF THE GAME CHICAGO-STYLE: Talented ESC newcomer SEAN NIX as MILO TINDLE and ESC Founder and Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as ANDREW WYKE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best play "SLEUTH" staged by Mr. Robinson with the FIRST DOCUMENTED AFRICAN-AMERICAN CAST at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. Photo by Andy Carlson.

Autographed program of Anthony Quayle and Keith Baxter in SLEUTH on Broadway.

AUTOGRAPHS FROM THE ORIGINAL BRITISH GAMERS ON BROADWAY: A signed program by the acclaimed ANTHONY QUAYLE as ANDREW WYKE and KEITH BAXTER as MILO TINDLE in Tony Award-nominated Best Director CLIFFORD WILLIAMS' original Broadway staging of ATHONY SHAFFER'S TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST PLAY "SLEUTH."

Talented ESC newcomer Sean Nix starred as Milo Tindle in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH in Oak Park.

MARGUERITE'S NEW PLAYMATE: ESC newcomer SEAN NIX starred as MILO TINDLE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" directed by ESC Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON with an all African-American cast at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. Photo by Andy Carlson.

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THE INSURANCE WILL COVER EVERYTHING: ESC Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as ANDREW WYKE and and talented ESC newcomer SEAN NIX as MILO TINDLE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" staged by Mr. Robinson with an all African-American cast at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. Photo by Andy Carlson.

Oct. 25, 2000 Pioneer Press Theatre Review by Michael Bonesteel.

Part One of the Oct. 25, 2000 Pioneer Press Oaks Leaves Theatre Review of the African-American cast of Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke and Sean Nix as Milo Tindle in The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" at The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il.

Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson starred as Andrew Wyke in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH in Oak Park.

SOUTHERN-FRIED BRIT: ESC Founder and Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as ANDREW WYKE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" staged by Mr. Robinson with an all African-American cast at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. Photo by Andy Carlson.

Talented actor and ESC newcommer Sean Nix starred as Milo Tindle in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH in Oak Park,Il.

MILO WEIGHS HIS OPTIONS: ESC actor SEAN NIX as MILO TINDLE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" directed by ESC Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON with an all African-American cast at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. Photo by Andy Carlson.

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Part Two of the Oct. 25, 2000 Pioneer Press Oak Leaves Theatre Review of the African-American cast of Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke and Sean Nix as Milo Tindle in The Excaliber Shakespeare Company's revival production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" by Michael Bonesteel.

Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson starred as Andrew Wyke in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH in Oak Park.

Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Best Actor, Excaliber Shakespeare Company Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON directed and starred as ANDREW WYKE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago's 30th Anniversary revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" staged by Mr. Robinson with an all African-American cast at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. Photo by Mitchell Rose.

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A DISGUISE IS ALWAYS GOOD ATTIRE FOR A CAT BURGLAR: ESC newcommer SEAN NIX as MILO TINDLE ans ESC Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as ANDREW WYKE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago's 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" directed by Mr. Robinson with an all African-American cast at The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. Photo by Andy Carlson.

Talented actor Sean Nix Starred as Milo Tindle in The 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH at The Harrison Street Studio Theatre in Oak Park

Talented ESC newcomer SEAN NIX starred as MILO TINDLE in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" directed by ESC Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il.

Nov. 3, 2000 Chicago Tribune Feature Story on Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke and Sean Nix as Milo Tindle in The Excaliber Shakespeare Company's 30th Anniversary Revival Production of SLEUTH by H. Lee

Nov. 3, 2000 Chicago Tribune Feature Story on Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke and Sean Nix as Milo Tindle in the all African-American cast, 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" by H. Lee Murphy.

Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke and Sean Nix as Milo Tindle in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production as Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH in Oak Park.

A BATTLE OF WITS: ESC Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Andrew Wyke and ESC newcommer Sean Nix as Milo Tindle in the 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" staged by Mr. Robinson at the intimate Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. with an all African-American cast. Photo by Andy Carlson.

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In 2000, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON directed and starred as ANDREW WYKE in the ESC's 30th Anniversary Revival Production of ANTHONY SHAFFER'S Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" opposite very talented ESC newcomer SEAN NIX as MILO TINDLE at the intimate HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE of Oak Park, Il. The revival would become the first documented staging of Mr. Shaffer's acclaimed mystery-thriller with AN ALL AFRICAN-AMERICAN CAST. The production received fine notices in Oct. 2000 Editions of both Oak Park's PIONEER PRESS OAK LEAVES and THE WEDNESDAY JOURNAL newspapers. Photo of Mr. Robinson as Andrew Wyke and Mr. Nix as Milo Tindle in "SLEUTH" as they appeared in the Oct. 25, 2000 edition of THE OAK LEAVES by ANDY CARLSON.

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English playwright ANTHONY SHAFFER scored a TONY AWARD for Best Play for his acclaimed mystery-thriller "SLEUTH."

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THE ORIGINAL CAT-AND-MOUSE GAME PLAYERS ON BROADWAY: Gifted Actors ANTHONY QUAYLE as Andrew Wyke and KEITH BAXTER as Milo Tindle under the outstanding direction of CLIFFORD WILLIAMS both earned THE DRAMA DESK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE for their amazing work in ANTHONY SHAFFER's TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST PLAY "SLEUTH".

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SOLVING A MURDER AT "THE HOLLOW"!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, four-time Chicago Black Theatre Alliance / Ira Aldridge Award Nominee, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( right ) joined by his assistant DETECTIVE SGT. PENNY, played by skilled actor DOUG MATTINGLY, endeavors to solve a murder at an English countryside estate in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" presented in 2014 by The Kentwood Players at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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INVESTIGATING THE SUSPECTS!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( in rear row-center ) has a house full of suspects for murder he has to contend with in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival production of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW." Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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INTERROGATING A MOVIE STAR: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner and Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( left ) with his assistant Detective Sgt. Penny ( Doug Mattingly, right ) interrogate American film actress Veronica Craye ( Samatha Barrios, center ) in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival production of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" presented at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON appeared as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival production of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Show Card / Poster Courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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AN INSPECTOR CALLS DURING A KILLER WEEKEND AT "THE HOLLOW"!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( rear row - third from right ) must deduce among the residents, servants and guests whom the murderer at an English country estate might be in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" presented at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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RETURNING TO A STAGE NEAR YOU IN A DICKENS OF A TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL MYSTERY: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON will assume the marvelous dual roles of MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MUSIC HALL ROYALE and The Honorable MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO ( Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th ) revival of the multi-talented Composer / Lyricist / Book Author / Orchestrator RUPERT HOLMES' wonderful Tony Award-winning SOLVE-IT-YOURSELF MUSICAL WHODUNIT "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" ( based on the final and unfinished novel by English literary master CHARLES DICKENS ) being presented Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm. and Sundays Afternoons at 2:00 pm. in the lovely and intimate Black Box Theatre of ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, Il. 60614. Image courtesy of www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

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REHEARSING A NEW RENDITION OF A TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL WHODUNIT!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE HONORABLE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA rehearses a scene with skilled and award-winning Saint Sebastian Players Acting Company Member ERIC PRAHL as DURDLES and MR. NICK CRICKER for the new Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 SAINT SEBASTAIN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" ( based on the final and uncompleted novel by CHARLES DICKENS ) directed and music-directed by multi-talented stage veteran ROBERT-ERIC WEST at the lovely 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For tickets and info on Mr. Robinson & Mr. Prahl in SSP's "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" may be obtained at ( 773 ) 404-7922 or www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

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TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MURDERER: Joined by SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD / MISS ALICE NUTTING in the second row-rear DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA introduces audiences to major suspects in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival of RUPERT HOLMES' "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" playing Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For tickets and info call ( 773 ) 440-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to working professionals in The Performing Arts throughout the opening weekend shows.

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AN ACTOR FINDS SOME LUCK!: DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA encourages musical theatre vet ADAM HOAK as the under-rated actor and playwright BAZZARD / MR. PHILLIP BAX to perform his unpublished and unheard song "NEVER THE LUCK" in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' marvelous musical whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWINM DROOD" being performed Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at THE ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60616. For tickets and info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to working performing artists upon inquiry throughout the opening weekend shows.

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DONT QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD!: Joined in the front row ( L-R ) by talented musical theatre performers LAUREN MILLER as THE PRINCESS PUFFER / MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK and SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD / MISS ALICE NUTTING, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA, leads the cast in a kick-line reprise of one of multi-talented composer, lyricist, book author RUPERT HOLMES' signature songs in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD." Performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For tickets and info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to working professionals who provide credentials and make a reservation/inquiry.

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DAMNED IF THERE YOU ARE!: Members of The Victorian Acting Company THE MUSIC HALL ROYALE offer the opening number of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" including Front Row ( L-R ) SEAN MICHEAL BARRETT as JOHN JASPER / CLIVE PAGET, LAUREN MILLER as THE PRINCESS PUFFER / MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK, DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT / MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA, SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD / MISS ALICE NUTTING, PETER KATTNER III as NEVILLE LANDLESS / VICTOR GRINSTEAD and the Second Row RUSS GAGER as THE REVEREND MR. CRISPSPARKLE / MR. CEDRIC MONCREIFFE, ADAM HOAK as BAZZARD / MR. PHILLIP BAX, ERIC S. PRAHL as DURDLES / MR. NICK CRICKER, SHAYLA ROGERS as ROSA BUD / MISS DIERDRE PEREGRINE and ANNA GALLUCCI as HELENA LANDLESS / MISS JANET CONOVER. Performances are Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. at The Black Box Theatre of ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to all working performing artists upon reservation and inquiry.

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BACKSTAGE SQUABBLE AT THE MUSICAL HALL ROYALE: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON in his dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA ( center-left ) gazes along with other Members of The Music Hall Royale with some dismay at SARAH MYERS ( center-right ) in her dual roles of EDWIN DROOD & MISS ALICE NUTTING after London's Leading Male Impersonator makes some unkind remarks about The Victorian Acting Company in Act Two of DIRECTOR / MUSIC DIRECTOR ROBERT-ERIC WEST'S 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival staging of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" being presented Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets at the rate of $7.00 per person are available to confirmed performing artists, directors, designers and technicians who provide resumes, headshots, business cards at The Theatre.

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A GRAND PAIR OF ROLES!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON appears in the marvelous dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT OF THE MUSIC HALL ROYALE & THE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES'"THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at the lovely 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN PRESENTS A SUSPECT WITH A KILLER SONG IN HER HEART!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON plays the dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA opposite LAUREN MILLER in her dual roles of THE PRINCESS PUFFER & MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" being presented Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. at the lovely 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. INDUSTRY NIGHT DISCOUNT TICKETS are available to individuals who work in all aspects of The Performing Arts at the rate of $7.00 per person for ALL OPENING WEEKEND SHOWS by presenting credentials at The Theatre Doors or upon making Reservations / Inquiries. Photo by ERYN WALANKA,.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN WELCOMES YOU TO CHICAGO'S MUSICAL COMEDY MYSTERY REVIVAL OF THE YEAR!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON returned to The Windy City stage this fall as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO REVIVAL PRODUCTION OF RUPERT HOLMES' "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD." Photo by ERYN WALANKA.

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OCT.26, 2018 INVITED DRESS REHEARSAL / PREVIEW REVIEW OF THE SAINTSEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO REVIVAL OF RUPERT HOLMES' TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL WHODUNIT "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" BY GERALD H. BAILEY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF GENESIS THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS.

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Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Chairman Mr. William Cartwright & Mayor Thomas Sapsea ( center-left ) and Sarah Myers as Edwin Drood & Miss Alice Nutting ( standing right ) with Suspects in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

INTRODUCING A DICKENS OF A CAST!: Joined In The Front Row ( L-R ) by LAUREN MILLER as THE PRINCESS PUFFER & MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK ( to his left ) and SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD & MISS ALICE NUTTING ( to his right ) Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-Winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE MAYOR SAPSEA ( center ) introduces us to the various SUSPECTS and CANDIDATES FOR MURDERER in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" including ( in the rear row L-R ) RUSS GAGER as THE REVEREND MR. CRISPARKLE & MR. CEDRIC MONCRIEFFE, ADAM HOAK as BAZZARD & MR. PHILLIP BAX, ERIC S. PRAHL as DURDLES & MR. NICK CRICKER, SEAN MICHAEL BARRETT as JOHN JASPER & MR. CLIVE PAGET, SHAYLA ROGERS as ROSA BUD & MISS DIERDRE PEREGRINE, ANNA GALLUCCI as HELENA LANDLESS & MISS JANET CONOVER and PETER KATTNER III as NEVILLE LANDLESS & MR. VICTOR GRINSTEAD. 2018 Saint Sebastian Players "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" Publicity Photo by ERYN WALANKA.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN & YOUR MAYOR INVITES AND ENCOURAGES YOU TO VOTE!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON stars in the wonderful dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in The Saint Sebastian Players of Chicago 2018 SOLVE-IT-YOURSELF-BY-AUDIENCE-VOTE Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Comedy Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" being staged at the lovely, 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. through Nov. 18, 2018. For tickets and reservations call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. 2018 Photo of DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as The Chairman Mr. William Cartwright & Mayor Thomas Sapsea by Set Designer & Decorator EMIL ZBELLA.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN & YOUR MAYOR ENCOURAGES YOU TO VOTE AT CHICAGO'S MUSICAL COMEDY MYSTERY REVIVAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director & Producer DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON returned to The Windy City Stage this fall with his critically-praised portrayal of the marvelous dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE HONORABLE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES' wonderful Tony Award-winning, Solve-It-Yourself Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" presented at the lovely, 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. 2018 Photo of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Chairman Mr. William Cartwright & The Mayor Thomas Sapsea in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by Production Set Designer & Decorator EMIL ZBELLA.

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A VETERAN STAGE ACTOR IN THE CITY OF ANGELES!: 2016 Photo of Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON in LA by JONATHAN MACHORRO ( Almighty Johnnyy ).

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A SHAKESPEAREAN IN LINCOLN HEIGHTS!: 2016 Photo of Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON in LA by JONATHAN MACHORRO ( Almighty Johnnyy ).

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WELCOME TO MR. ROBINSON'S AWARDS ROOM!: 2017 Photo of Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON displaying his 1997 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for Outstanding Achievement By An Actor In A Principal Role for his performance as SAM SEMELA in the ESC's 1997 revival production of ATHOL FUGARD'S "MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS" by Los Angeles Visual Artist and Photographer J.L. WATT.

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MUSICAL THEATRE ACTING NOTES FROM DECADES PAST!: This Jan. 29, 1987 Feature Story from THE ASPEN TIMES OF ASPEN, COLORADO includes an interview with Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and veteran and award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON discussing his SNOWMASS REPERTORY THEATRE OF COLORADO stage roles of THE VOICE OF AUDREY II in "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS" and NICK SAKARIAN in "BABY" as part of that theatre's winter repertory season. Photo and Story by DEVON MYERS.

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MR. ROBINSON AS A GENTLEMAN'S GENTLEMAN IN A CLASSIC ROMANTIC COMEDY!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as BUTLER JOHN LAWLESS ( Far Right ) joined by the ENTIRE CAST of skilled Director MARIO DI GREGORIO'S 2011 GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE 55th Anniversary Revival Production of KYLE CRICHTON'S rollicking, early 20th-century romantic comedy "THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE" performed at the historic theatre-in-the-round in Glendale, CA. Photo courtesy of MAY FAMILY ADVENTURES.

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AN LA THEATRE AWARD-NOMINATED CAST OF TAD MOSEL'S "IMPROMPTU"!: Elate Best Supporting Actor Award Nominee JOEY TREZISE as TONY, Elate Best Supporting Actress Award Winner LUCY KRUBINER as LORA, Elate Best Supporting Actress Award Nominee CASEY KRUBINER as WINNIFRED were the marvelous fellow actors who helped Los Angeles-based stage veteran DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON earn a 2015 / 2016 Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nomination as Best Actor for his performance as the debonair, but aging leading man ERNEST in TAD MOSEL'S classic, allegorical one-act of Life In The Theatre "IMPROMPTU" which was presented by THE EMMANUEL LUTHERAN ACTORS' THEATRE ENSEMBLE - ELATE on a bill of one-acts entitled "JUST 4 FUN" at The Lincoln Stegman Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. Photo courtesy of ELATE.

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A TRULY LOVELY ACTING HONOR!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON is winner of a 2015 / 2016 Los Angeles ELATE SEASON TICKET HOLDER AWARD NOMINATION as Best Actor for his perfomance as ERNEST in the 2016 EMMANUEL LUTHERAN ACTORS THEATRE ENSEMBLE - ELATE revival of TAD MOSEL'S "IMPROMPTU" as part of its bill of one-acts entitled "JUST 4 FUN".

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MR. ROBINSON MAKES HIS CASE!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Ciation Award-winning Best Actor, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Best Actor Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( a 45-season veteran of the stage ) appeared as District Attorney Flint in the 2017 Emmanuel Lutheran Actors' Theatre Ensemble - Elate Revival Production of Ayn Rand's "NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH" at The Lincoln Stegman Theatre in North Hollywood, Ca. Of his work in the show Theatre Critic John K. Adams in the June 7, 2017 print edition of The Tolucan Times wrote: "Darryl Robinson leads the talented cast, playing the prosecuting district attorney with style and wit." Photo by J. L. Watt.

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OH, GOD...HOW HE DID LOVE BEING KING!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Principal Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as KING HENRY II OF ENGLAND and talented young actor PHILIP ALEXIS WATT as PRINCE JOHN starred in the 1992-1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. OF CHICAGO non-Equity, multiracial cast revival of JAMES GOLDMAN'S "THE LION IN WINTER" at THE WABASH TRIANGLE CAFE in St. Louis, Missouri. Here are the two actors as they appeared on the cover of The Jan. 1993 St. Louis Edition of INTERMISSION MAGAZINE. Photo by CARL VALLE.

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A HOST AND A GUEST ACTOR PREPARE!:Veteran entertainment journalist and arts reporter RON BREWINGTON welcomes veteran Los Angeles-based stage actor and play director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( The Founder of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago ) to the set of the 9-19-2016 RMCONAIR performing arts television program "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE," Episode 2.37. Photo by RMCONAIR Production Video Cameraman and Technician LARON "LP" Daviston.

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