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Darryl Maximilian Robinson In His Awards Room!, Take Two

Darryl Maximilian Robinson In His Awards Room!, Take Two.

Darryl Maximilian Robinson acknowledges the 1987 program of his one-man show "A Bit of the Bard" in his Awards Room video.

Photo of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in A Bit of the Bard in the Sept 15 1989 Pulitzer Newspapers

In 1988 and 1989, Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean, Shakespearean actor and time-traveler, presented "A BIT OF THE BARD" upon the lovely Minstrel's Glen Stage as A Featured Shakespearean Event of THE BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE ( where in 1989 he also served as Director and Instructor of Shakespearean Theatre for the Faire's Bristol Theatre Academy ). 1989 Chicago Pulitzer Community Newspapers Photo of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean strolling The Village of The Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wisconsin courtesy of Excaliber Productions, Ltd. of Chicago.

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Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and 43-seasons-strong Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( a Chicago-born and stage-trained performer and winner of the 1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award as Outstanding Thespian of the Season for his performances in professional summer stock - particularly as Fagin in Lionel Bart's "OLIVER!" - at Northern Indiana's Enchanted Hills Playhouse ) co-wrote, adapted, directed and, before live audiences, created the role of His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in the World Premiere Production of "A BIT OF THE BARD", The Original One-Man Show of Shakespeare and Time-Travel Comedy at Ruby's Dinner Theatre in Eagle-Vail, Colorado in 1987.

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1988 Chicago Defender Theatre Review of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in "A BIT OF THE BARD" at Chicago's Café DiFalco by Earl Calloway.

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Part One of the May 8, 1987 Vail Daily Arts Feature Story on Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in Ruby Dinner Theatre's World Premiere Production of "A BIT OF THE BARD" by Valerie J. Smith.

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Part Two of the May 8, 1987 Vail Daily Arts Feature Story on Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in Ruby Dinner Theatre's World Premiere Production of "A BIT OF THE BARD" by Valerie J. Smith.

Regarding Co-writer, Adapter, Director and Performer Darryl Maximilian Robinson's Original One-Man Show of Shakespeare and Time-Travel Comedy A Bit of the Bard. Edit

A critically-praised solo theatre performance work and highly-amusing bit of fictionalized fluff, A Bit of the Bard concerns the wild and wonderfully wacky misadventures of His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean, a 17th-century Shakespearean actor and completely unwilling time-traveler. In the year of Our Lord, 1660, when serving and touring Europe as a royal good-will ambassador ( for his very distant and "eager-to-get-rid-of-him!" cousin, King Malcolm of Scotland ), Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean, a black, African, English, Scottish Lord, and noted Shakespearean actor, is summoned by Their Majesties, King Stephan and Queen Caroline of Denmark, to give a command performance in the title role of the immortal bard William Shakespeare's Henry V. During the play, His Lordship is struck "by a bleeding bolt of lightning!", and propelled 327 years into the future, arriving embedded "up to his buttocks in snow!" in the side of a mountain in modern America's Vail, Colorado in 1987 ( at The Height of The Reagan Administration! ). While sharing a series of comic tales of his now-contemporary experiences in this "strange new world" ( including being mistaken as a dead-ringer, look-a-like of African diplomat, His Excellency, Ambassador Omar Barutu of Senegal ), His Lordship does what he does best - he acts - performing some of the funniest and most moving speeches from the plays of William Shakespeare. Sir Richard regales his audience with selections from: As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, King Lear, The Taming of The Shrew, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, among others, all while serving a running commentary of the social, cultural, and political issues of America's modern age and nursing an ever-flowing bottle of champagne! Does His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean ever return to his own time and place of the 17th-century? To quote the late, great Fats Waller: "One never knows, do one?". A Bit of the Bard, co-written, adapted, directed and performed by Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder of the multiracial chamber theatres, Excaliber Productions, Ltd. in Chicago, St. Louis and Louisville, Ky. and The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago ) in the role of His Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean, had its World Premiere Saturday May 9, 1987 at Ruby's Dinner Theatre ( aka Ruby's Bar & Grill ) in Eagle-Vail, Colorado ( in The Heart of The Rockies ). It was originally produced by Steve and Elly Jelacic, with Jeffrey Lee Tucker serving as Production Coordinator and Cat Brandt acting as Graphics Designer and Promotional Assistant.


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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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MR. ROBINSON MAKES HIS CASE!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Ciation Award-winning Best Actor, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder 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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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 ).















Mark Gizel, Kathy Klages, Tonya Pinkens, Darryl Maximilian Robinson, Karen Corboy and Jeff Sefton in the 1977 Chicagoland High School Theatrical Troupe production of Guys and Dolls.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL...FOR REAL!: Talented young actors MARK GIZEL as NATHAN DETROIT, KATHY KLAGES as MISS ADELAIDE, Future 1993 Broadway Best Featured Actress In A Musical Tony Award Winner TONYA PINKINS as MISS ADELAIDE, Future 1997 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Outstanding Actor In A Principal Role In A Play Award Winner DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as NATHAN DETROIT, KAREN CORBOY as MISS ADELAIDE and JEFF SEFTON as NATHAN DETROIT all pose for a REHEARSAL PUBLICITY PHOTO for THE 1977 CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL THEATRICAL TROUPE multicultural all-student revival production of FRANK LOESSER'S "GUYS AND DOLLS" directed by NICK JASON and J. J. STAMM at THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER in The Windy City. 1977 CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL THEATRICAL TROUPE "GUYS AND DOLLS" Publicity Photo by IRVING M. STEIN.























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THE PROGRAM COVER OF A MUSICAL MYSTERY CLASSIC!: The 2018 Saint Sebastian Players of Chicago Playbill of RUPERT HOLMES' "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD".















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THE CAST LIST SHOW CARD OF A MUSICAL MYSTERY CLASSIC!: The 2018 Saint Sebastian Players Cast List Show Card of RUPERT HOLMES' "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD".











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DEPARTING CHICAGO'S HISTORIC UNION STATION FOR LOS ANGELES' UNION STATION - LAX!: Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON poses for a "Selfie" with his talented tech-savvy and aspiring performer nephew KABHAR ROBINSON in The Great Hall of Chicago's historic UNION STATION on the day of his departure journey back to Los Angeles on March 26, 2019 after an extended family visit to his original hometown.





1987 Original A Bit of the Bard Program Cover / Showcard

An Original 1987 Program Cover / Showcard for The Excaliber Productions, Ltd. of Chicago presentation of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in "A BIT OF THE BARD".

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A 2017 Photo of Darryl Maximilian Robinson holding a framed copy of The Original 1987 Program Cover / Showcard for "A BIT OF THE BARD" by J. L. Watt.

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1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Promo Card of "A BIT OF THE BARD" designed by Jeff Helgeson.

Jim Waterston's June 1993 West End Word of St Louis review of Darryl Maximilian Robinson in A Bit of the Bard at The Wabash Triangle Cafe

June 1993 West End Word Theatre Review of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in The Excaliber Productions, Ltd. Engagement of "A BIT OF THE BARD" at The Wabash Triangle Café of St. Louis by Jim Waterston.

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The Final Public St. Louis Engagement of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in his original one-man show of Shakespeare and time-travel comedy "A BIT OF THE BARD" occurred in June of 1993 at THE WABASH TRIANGLE CAFE in The Gateway City.

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Part One of the Academics Feature Story of Darryl Maximilian Robinson's Fall 1993 performances in "A BIT OF THE BARD" and "WAITING FOR GODOT" at Northeast Missouri State University ( NMSU ) in the 1994 Echo Yearbook by Carmen Cohen.

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Part Two of the Academics Feature Story of Darryl Maximilian Robinson's Fall 1993 performances in "A BIT OF THE BARD" and "WAITING FOR GODOT at Northeast Missouri State University ( NMSU ) in the 1994 Echo Yearbook by Carmen Cohen.

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Feb. 1989 Letter of Reference from Boarshead Theatre of Lansing, Michigan Managing Director Judith L. Gentry regarding Mr. Robinson's presentation of "A BIT OF THE BARD" as part of the 1989 Winterfare New Plays Festival at The Boarshead.

Mike Hughes' Jan. 1989 Lansing State Journal entertainment feature on Darryl Maximilian Robinson in Joe Mama and A Bit of the Bard at The Boarshead Theatre of

Jan. 1989 Lansing State Journal article on Darryl Maximilian Robinson's appearance as Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in "A BIT OF THE BARD" at The Boarshead Theatre of Lansing as part of the Winterfare New Play Festival by Mike Hughes.

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The Performance Room of THE RUDYARD KIPLING PUB in Louisville, Kentucky where Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in his original one-man show of Shakespeare and time-travel comedy "A BIT OF THE BARD" won over new fans of Shakespeare in this Hamlet that is a jewel of "The New South."

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When Darryl Maximilian Robinson appeared as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in his original one-man show of Shakespeare and time-travel comedy "A BIT OF THE BARD" in its first Louisville, Kentucky Premiere Engagement in 1990, it was a production presented on a double-bill with Samuel Beckett's "KRAPP'S LAST TAPE" starring veteran Louisville actor DICK DAVIS. Both one-man shows were produced by MARK REESE ( son of famed baseball player Pee-Wee Reese ) under the banner of GUYLAND WITT PLAYERS! The Rudyard Kipling Pub's owners and operators KEN AND SHEILA PYLE were so delighted by Mr. Robinson's performance that they invited him to return in the summer of 1991 for and encore run of "A BIT OF THE BARD" and to direct, stage and star in A FULL-CAST production of "SOUNDS AND SCENES BY SHAKESPEARE" under the banner of his own company, EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. OF CHICAGO.

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The Louisville, Kentucky Premeire Engagement of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in "A BIT OF THE BARD" took place at the popular entertainment venue and eatery THE RUDYARD KIPLING PUB in 1990.

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1989 Chicago Reader Arts Calendar Listing of "A BIT OF THE BARD" being performed at Chicago's St. Xavier College. News-Photo of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in "A BIT OF THE BARD" upon The Minstrel's Glen Stage of the 1988 Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wi. by Robert Levy.

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Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in THE FINAL ENGAGEMENT OF "A BIT OF THE BARD" ( Updated and retitled "A BIT OF THE BARD: 2001" ) at The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il. ESC Archival Photo and unusual Painting of the immortal Bard by J. L. Watt.

May 2001 Chicago Defender Feature Story on A Bit of the Bard

May 2001 Chicago Defender Feature Story on Darryl Maximilian Robinson in THE FINAL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OF "A BIT OF THE BARD: 2001" at The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il.

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The Upstairs Performance Room of THE RED LION PUB on Lincoln Ave. in The Windy City where in Oct. of 1987 Darryl Maximilian Robinson as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean presented The Chicago Premiere of his original one-man show of Shakespeare and time-travel comedy, "A BIT OF THE BARD."

Chicago's Red Lion Pub at night.

Darryl Maximilian Robinson appeared as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean in the Oct. 1987 Chicago Premiere of "A BIT OF THE BARD" at THE RED LION PUB on Lincoln Ave. in The Windy City.

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Lincoln Ave. Street Entrance of THE RED LION PUB of Chicago, Il. as it appeared when Darryl Maximilian Robinson appeared as His Most Revered Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean and presented "A BIT OF THE BARD" there during its Windy City Premiere in October of 1987.

Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder Daryl Maximilian Robinson as Inspector Colquhoun of Scotland Yard ( right ) and Doug Mattingly as his assistant Detective Sgt. Penny in The Hollow

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 8:00 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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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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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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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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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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