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Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition 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 ( a 45-season stage veteran ) received A 1992 HARPOONERS OF THE SEA UNICORN CERTIFICATE OF HONOURARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD for his production, staging and performance as SHERLOCK HOLMES in the 1992 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. staged dramatic reading and full presentation of St. Louis area playwright CHUCK LAVAZZI'S adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM! During multiple public and private local touring engagements at numerous locations ( including THE MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER of St. Louis and THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER'S PUB in St. Charles, Mo. ) between January of 1992 and November of 1994, Mr. Robinson would play THE GREAT DETECTIVE opposite several skilled and talented Greater St. Louis Area stage performers including JEFF ADAM NIXON, CARLOS WOODSON and SUZZETTE SUTTON as DOCTOR WATSON, and CHRISTOPHER ADAM, PAUL DEHART and PATRICK B. HENSLER as PROFESSOR MORIARTY.Thrilled and delighted to play several fine, classic stage roles in The Gateway City ( including SIR THOMAS MORE in the 1984 UNIVERSITY PLAYERS' revival production of ROBERT BOLT'S A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS at The Benton Hall Theatre of The University of Missouri-St. Louis - UMSL; THE COWARDLY LION in the 1984 MUNY / STUDENT THEATRE PROJECT COMPANY traditional stage musical version of L. FRANK BAUM'S THE WIZARD OF OZ at The New City School of The Central West End; VENTICELLO II in the 1985 PERFORMING ARTS DEPT. OF ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FOREST PARK revival production of PETER SHAFFER'S AMADEUS; PROFESSOR MORIARTY in Producer-Director-Adapter JOHN AUBLE'S 1987 vaudeville musical version of DOYLE'S SHERLOCK HOLMES for 10 weeks on board the historic GOLDENROD SHOWBOAT docked in downtown St. Louis at LACLEDE'S LANDING; THE NARRATOR in the 1990 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. critically-praised dramatic reading and staging of Mr. Robinson's adaptation of A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES AND MORE TALES by DYLAN THOMAS at THE UTOPIAN LOFT GALLERY AND THEATRE; OTHELLO ( opposite gifted actors WALTER ARLIE ROBERTS as IAGO, TINA FARMER as DESDEMONA, SUZZETTE SUTTON as EMILIA and CHRISTIAN KOHN as CASSIO ) in the 1991 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. on-the-air recording presentation of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S OTHELLO broadcast on KDHX ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO; KING HENRY II in the 1992-1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. well-received multiracial cast revival of JAMES GOLDMAN'S THE LION IN WINTER at THE WABASH TRIANGLE CAFE and THE RED SEA RESTURANT of University City, Mo.; PETER ( opposite the highly-talented actor DANNY BELROSE as JERRY ) and JAMES TYRONE, SR. ( opposite the wonderful character actress SUZZETTE SUTTON as MARY TYRONE  and the talented young actor CARL WILLIAM RAPP, JR. as JAMES TYRONE, JR. ) in the 1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. revivals of EDWARD ALBEE'S THE ZOO STORY and EUGENE O'NEILL'S LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT  both staged in downtown St. Louis at CUMMEL'S CAFE; and THE NARRATOR in the 1994 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. staging of Mr. Robinson's noted adaptation of THE RAVEN AND SIX OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST by EDGAR ALLAN POE at THE FOCAL POINT of Webster Groves, Mo.), DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON was truly honored ( during the years he spent on stage in St. Louis acting, directing, teaching and writing ) to play SHERLOCK HOLMES not only for theatre audiences but for student audiences for several public school engagements. Mr. Robinson's 1992 HARPOONERS OF THE SEA UNICORN CERTIFICATE OF HONOURARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD for his work in SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM! marks his sole award for presenting or performing live theatre in the Greater St. Louis area.


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 acknowlegement of 2019: The Year of Chicago Theatre!, as part of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project, and in deep appreciation and gratitude to the St. Louis actors, actresses, designers and technicians who took part and worked on Excaliber Productions, Ltd. of Chicago shows in The Gateway City from 1990 through 1994. Best Wishes, Much Continued Success and God Bless!  




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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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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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TELLING THE MUSICAL TALE OF DICKENS' "DROOD"!: Standing before the handsomely crafted Projection Screen ( a highlight of veteran designer EMIL ZBELLA'S set ), Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON enjoyed TWO of the best roles of his musical theatre performance career when he played the parts of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" at the lovely, 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH. Photo by EMIL ZBELLA.




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JESTING WITH THE SUSPECTS!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA ( at center, beside the talented actress-singer SARAH MYERS as DROOD ) shares a joke with his colorful fellow actors and cast of suspects in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Whoduit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD". Photo by ERYN WALANKA.






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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.





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A FORMER ST. LOUIS STAGE SHERLOCK HOLMES VISITS CHICAGO: Veteran and award-winning Chicago-born and stage-trained theatre artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( the Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Principal Actor of THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO and EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. in St. Louis ) was thrilled, delighted and honored to play SHERLOCK HOLMES in the 1992 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS,LTD. staged dramatic reading and full presentation of St. Louis Area playwright CHUCK LAVAZZI'S adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!" at numerous Greater Gateway City area venues including THE MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER OF ST. LOUIS and THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER'S PUB OF ST. CHARLES, MO. 2018 photo of Excaliber Shakespeare Company Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON at THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by IAN WOLFE.

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A BATTLE OF TWO MASTERS: The Classic SHERLOCK HOLMES and PROFESSOR MORIARTY Postage Stamp derived from SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S legendary tale "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!".

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A MODERN DAY SHERLOCK HOLMES: In 1992, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and Excaliber Productions, Ltd. in St. Louis Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON produced, directed and starred as SHERLOCK HOLMES in the 1992 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. stage adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!" at numerous Greater Gateway City area venues including THE MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER OF ST. LOUIS. 2017 photo of ESC Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON by St. Louis and Los Angeles ESC Member JESSE WATT.

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A FINE SHORT WORK OF LITERATURE: Story Cover for "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!" by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.

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A FINE PERFORMANCE VENUE: Multiple presentations of the staged dramatic reading and full performance of DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as SHERLOCK HOLMES in the 1992 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. production of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!" were mounted in The Great Hall and other spaces in THE MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER OF ST. LOUIS.

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A SPECIAL AWARD HONOR TO A FORMER STAGE SHERLOCK HOLMES: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition 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 received A 1992 HARPOONERS OF THE SEA UNICORN CERTIFICATE OF HONOURARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD for his production, staging and performance as SHERLOCK HOLMES in THE EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. staged dramatic reading and full performance of st. Louis playwright CHUCK LAVAZZI'S adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!" at multiple Greater St. Louis area venues including THE MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER OF ST. LOUIS and THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER'S PUB IN ST. CHARLES, MO. Mr. Robinson's 1992 HARPOONERS OF THE SEA UNICORN CERTIFICATE OF HONOURARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD is his sole award honor for presenting or performing live theatre in The Gateway City.

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TWO DETECTIVES ON A TRAIN: Classic illustration of DOCTOR WATSON and SHERLOCK HOLMES of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S legendary short story "SHERLOCK HOLMES:THE FINAL PROBLEM!."

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A NOTED ST. LOUIS STAGE ADAPTER: Veteran theatre and music critic and St. Louis area playwright CHUCK LAVAZZI adapted the script of the 1992 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. stage production of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!."

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Story and Show Card Logo for SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!."

1992 Harpooners of The Sea Unicorn Honorary Membership Award Winner Darryl Maximilian Robinson starred as Sherlock Holmes in Excaliber Productions, Ltd. staging of The Final Problem.

A FORMER ST. LOUIS STAGE SHERLOCK HOLMES: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and Excaliber Productions, Ltd. in St. Louis Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Principal Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON received a 1992 Harpooners of The Sea Unicorn Certificate of Honourary Membership Award for his performance as SHERLOCK HOLMES in the Excaliber Productions, Ltd. January 1992 dramatic staged reading and full presentation of St. Louis area playwright CHUCK LAVAZZI'S adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!." 2018 photo of DARRYL MAXIIMILIAN ROBINSON at Union Station in Los Angeles by DANNY BELROSE.

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ENJOYING ANOTHER CLASSIC: Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( who directed and starred as SHERLOCK HOLMES in the 1992 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri stagings of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!" ) had the great pleasure of viewing the new visiting 2018 London production of LORD ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S and TIM RICE'S "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR" at the historic LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO.

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Logo of THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO designed in 1995 by Visual Artist TONY HRUBES.

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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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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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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A FORMER EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS. LTD. ST. LOUIS STAGE JAMES TYRONE, JR. REVEALED!: Here is a recent photo of Former St. Louis Excaliber Productions, Ltd. Acting Company Member CARL WILLIAM RAPP, JR. sporting his ST. LOUIS CARDINALS gear! In 1993, as a young stage performer, Mr. Rapp, Jr. appeared and gave a fine performance as JAMES TYRONE, JR. ( "Jamie" ) opposite Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as JAMES TYRONE, SR. and SUZETTE SUTTON as MARY TYRONE in THE EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. revival production of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" at CUMMEL'S CAFE on Washington Ave. in Downtown St. Louis. Selfie Photo by MR. RAPP. GO CARDINALS!

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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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