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A DUO OF A STAGE DIRECTOR'S FAVORITE PLAYS!: THE 1997 EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO Summer Repertory Program Cover of its revivals of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S staging of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" and EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" staged at THE HEARTLAND CAFE STUDIO THEATRE in the Rogers Park neighborhood in THE WINDY CITY.

Excaliber Shakespeare Company Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson Found His Voice As A Play Director Mounting Small Revivals Of Great Classics At Intimate Venues In Chicago And St. Louis! 
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Before he would earn critical praise and award recognition for well-received, intimate stagings of classic plays with multiracial casts in his original hometown of Chicago, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson honed and developed his vision and voice as a play director during the five-year period he served as Producer-Director of Excaliber Productions, Ltd. in St. Louis. In training or teaching his young company of actors, Mr. Robinson placed an emphasis on his company members reading great plays, going out and seeing great plays ( and if the work in question was not available live ), listening to recordings of great plays. Mr. Robinson insisted actors not only study and properly prepare the texts that they were going to live onstage in, but to also make an effort to study the history and the documented choices the previous generation of noted actors made in many of the works! It was in St. Louis, in 1991, at The Old Post Office and The Utopian Loft Gallery and Theatre that Mr. Robinson first directed a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Don Juan In Hell ( the famed third act extrapolation from Shaw's Man And Superman which starred highly-gifted young actor Christian Kohn in the title role of the Excaliber Productions, Ltd. revival! ). It was in St. Louis, in 1992, with his multiracial cast, that Mr. Robinson staged a 1960s rock-and-roll themed revival of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Midtown Arts Center.  And it was in St. Louis, in 1993, that Mr. Robinson first directed and performed both in Edward Albee's The Zoo Story ( playing Peter opposite the gifted young actor Danny Belrose as Jerry ) and Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night ( playing James Tyrone, Sr.  opposite the wonderful character actress Suzette Sutton as Mary Tyrone and the fine young actors Carl William Rapp, Jr. and Ben Wright playing James, Jr. and Edmund, and the skilled young actress Amy Mohme as Cathleen ) in the effective, intimate confines of Cummel's Cafe on Washington in Downtown St. Louis! Though Mr. Robinson had directed scripts, including his own original material in Chicago and elsewhere, he did not really evolve as a play director until he worked with his solidly committed group of company members in St. Louis!  That said, Mr. Robinson was often delighted by audiences' responses to his multiracial Chicago productions because he had the experience of trying ( and sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing! ) to get the works absolutely right in St. Louis! It therefore was quite fulfilling for Mr. Robinson to see some critical praise given to his 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival staging of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night (  co-designed and co-produced by ESC Dramaturg and noted Chicago playwright Jeff Helgeson, which featured Mr. Robinson as James Tyrone, Sr. opposite gifted young actors Danielle Gordon as Mary Tyrone, Steven Wilson as James Tyrone, Jr., Joslyn Housely as Cathleen, and which was most certainly highlighted by the wonderful Ian Vogt's 1998 Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-Winning Performance as Outstanding Actor In A Supporting Role in A Play for his portrayal of Edmund )  staged at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in Rogers Park, and the ESC's 2000 revival staging of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story ( co-produced and promoted by ESC Resident Photographer Andy Carlson and performed by a highly-talented rotating group of actors, including Daniel Morgan Shelley and George Ketsios as Jerry, and Brad Sandefur and Kevin Peters as Peter ) which was presented at the multiracial chamber theatre's final Chicago area performance venue The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre in Oak Park, Il.      


"..."The Zoo Story" has been performed with regularity over the past four decades, Excaliber Shakespeare Company's current staging in Oak Park, which has four actors alternating in the two roles, can be added to the list of successful renditions." -- Jenn Goddu, The Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 17, 2000.


"Chicago theatregoers have long-admired the talents of Darryl Maximilian Robinson and his multiracial group of actors, the Excaliber Shakespeare Company, as he successfully transformed small spaces into grand theatre." -- Al Boswell, The Post-Tribune ( Northwest Indiana ), January 23, 2000.


"Danielle Gordon, playing the wife Mary, is a marvel. O'Neill wrote his mother into this play, and Gordon gives a sustained, quality performance that is unique and fulfilling as the lady who must accept her drug addiction because without it, life, as a woman following a "famous actor," has offer nothing in pleasure." -- Lawrence Dunn, The Chicago Citizen, August 7, 1997. 


"Highly-talented Robinson, who also directs the drama, plays James Sr. as larger than life - a vast ego of a man, continually speaking lines from his successful onstage appearances, driven by an over-weening professional ambition, a penchant to control his family, and a miserly streak so broad it is destroying them all. -- Beverly Friend, The Chicago Skyline, July 24, 1997.


"Only Ian Vogt as the author's surrogate, Edmund, anchors his character in the hard-edged reality of a tubercular dreamer." -- Lawrence Bommer, The Chicago Reader, July 17, 1997.


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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PROUD TO DIRECT A PAIR OF CLASSICS IN TWO GREAT CITIES!: Veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON, Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Principal Actor of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO directed EUGENE O'NELL'S LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" and EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" in both St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois. 2018 photo of Darryl Maximilian Robinson at Union Station in Los Angeles, Ca. by DANNY BELROSE.





















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Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director and Producer DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON has had the joy and honor of directing and playing the role of JAMES TYRONE, SR. in two stagings of EUGENE O'NEILL'S Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic masterpiece "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT". In 1993, in THE EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. revival production at CUMMEL'S CAFE in Downtown St. Louis with the wonderful and talented SUZZETTE SUTTON playing MARY TYRONE opposite his James, Sr. ; and in 1997, in an EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO Summer Repertory Production ( in performance rotation with the great EDWARD ALBEE'S classic one-act "THE ZOO STORY" ) at THE HEARTLAND CAFE STUDIO THEATRE in The Windy City with the fine young actor IAN VOGT as his son EDMUND TYRONE ( a performance that would garner Mr. Vogt a 1998 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award as Outstanding Actor In A Supporting Role In A Play ). Mr. Robinson was pleased and proud to work with the entire talented casts and crews of both Excaliber Revivals.

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July 24, 1997 CHICAGO SKYLINE Theatre Review of DIRECTOR DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S staging of THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO Revival Production of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" by BEVERLY FRIEND.

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Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Actor IAN VOGT earned excellent reviews and a 1998 Joseph Jefferson Citation Award as Outstanding Actor In A Supporting Role for his moving performance as EDMUND TYRONE in the ESC's 1997 Revival Production of DIRECTOR DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S staging of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" at The Heartland Café Studio Theatre in The Windy City.

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A FINE CHARACTER ACTOR FOR THE ROLE OF PETER: Skilled Milwaukee-based stage actor, director and playwright L. C. SATTERFIELD was featured as PETER in the 2000 extended engagement of THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO 40th Anniversary Revival Production of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" directed by DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON at THE HARRISON STREET GALERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, Il.

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Directs Edward Albee's The Zoo Story

Logo of EDWARD ALBEE'S acclaimed one-act drama "THE ZOO STORY."

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Logo of the popular HEARTLAND CAFE whose noted STUDIO THEATRE was home to Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY."

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PART ONE of Theatre Critic DARRYL CATER'S January 26, 2000 WEDNESDAY JOURNAL OF OAK PARK review of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, IL.

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PART TWO of Theatre Critic DARRYL CATER'S January 26, 2000 WEDNESDAY JOURNAL OF OAK PARK review of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, IL.

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Noted Chicago playwright, educator and theatre producer JEFF HELGESON played a vital role in both ESC Summer Repertory Revivals of EUGENE O'NEIL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" at EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HEARTLAND CAFE STUDIO THEATRE in The Rogers Park Neighborhood of The Windy City.

George Ketsios

A CRITICALLY-PRAISED JERRY IN "THE ZOO STORY": Gifted Los Angeles stage actor GEORGE KETSIOS captured excellent reviews for his performance as JERRY in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, IL.

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A FINE SHOWING IN THE ROLE OF JERRY: Skilled New York stage actor DANIEL MORGAN SHELLEY ( who would also star as CLAY in the ESC's Chicago Black Theatre Alliance / Ira Aldridge Award-nominated revival of LEROI JONES' "THE DUTCHMAN" ) gave a fine, passionate performance as JERRY in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, IL.

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A STRONG PETER ON STAGE AND OFF!: Talented character actor BRAD SANDEFUR gave an effective performance as PETER in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, IL.

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A VERSATILE AND SKILLED ACTOR AS JERRY: Highly-talented Chicago area actor MICHAEL S. POGUE gave a wonderful performance as JERRY in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 2001 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago staging of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, IL.

Al Boswell's Ja. 2000 Post-Tribune of Indiana feature story and review of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story in Oak Park.

A STRONG "ZOO STORY" REVIEW!: Theatre Critic AL BOSWELL'S January 23, 2000 POST-TRIBUNE OF NORTHWEST INDIANA Arts and Entertainment Review of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 40th Anniversary Revival staging of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park, IL.

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CHATTING WITH A "LONG DAY'S" GUEST: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director and Producer DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( who directed and starred as JAMES TYRONE, SR. in the ESC's 1997 Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" at THE HEARTLAND CAFE STUDIO THEATRE in The Windy City ) chats with an intrigued guest after the performance. Photo by JEFF HELGESON.

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A YOUNG AWARD-WINNING STAGE ACTOR'S 1997 HEADSHOT: Highly-talented young actor IAN VOGT submitted this head shot when he auditioned for the role of EDMUND TYRONE in the 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival production of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT." Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON found him outstanding, and without hesitation cast him in the role. IAN VOGT not only won wonderful reviews for his work in the ESC's revival, he earned a 1998 CHICAGO JOSEPH JEFFERSON CITATION AWARD for Outstanding Achievement By An Actor In A Supporting Role.

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A COPY OF IAN VOGT'S 1998 CHICAGO JOSEPH JEFFERSON CITATION AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Actor In A Supporting Role for his performance as EDMUND TYRONE in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON 'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" at THE HEARTLAND CAFE STUDIO THEATRE in The Windy City.

Feb. 2000 Chicago Sun-Times Theatre Review of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story.

RECOMMENDED BY THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Theatre Critic JENN GODDU'S Feburary 17, 2000 CHICAGO SUN-TIMES review of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 2000 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 40th Anniversary Revival Production of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at THE HARRISON STREET GALLERIES STUDIO THEATRE in Oak Park,IL.

Former Excaliber Productions of St. Louis Member Danny Belrose

A TRULY TALENTED FIRST JERRY: Extremely gifted Los Angeles-based stage, television and film actor DANNY BELROSE ( a St. Louis native ) was only 18 years old when he played JERRY opposite the PETER of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON in the 1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. staging of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at CUMMEL'S CAFE in downtown St. Louis.

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DIRECTING FIVE DIFFERENT ALPHA MALE PRIMAL BATTLES IN CENTRAL PARK: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director and Producer DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON first directed and played PETER in EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" opposite the gifted young actor DANNY BELROSE as JERRY in AN EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. staging of the work at CUMMEL'S CAFE in downtown St. Louis in 1993. He has staged the play four more times since. For Director Robinson, The Battle For The Bench Never Gets Old!

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"ZOO STORY" IN THE NEWS: Performing Arts Reporter ISHMAEL LATEEF AHMAD'S Sept. 2-8, 1993 ST. LOUIS AMERICAN Feature Story on Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON and his EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. stagings of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" and ROBERT FRIEDMAN'S "A MAN OF EXPERIENCE" staged at The Black Box Studio Theatre of CUMMEL'S CAFE in The Gateway City.

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A SKATEBOARDING JERRY: Head Shot of talented young actor DANNY BELROSE who starred as JERRY in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S first 1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. staging of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at CUMMEL'S CAFE in St. Louis.

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A LITERARY LEGEND: The great American playwright EUGENE O'NEILL'S is seen on a cover of his finest work "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT."

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Street Entrance of CUMMEL'S CAFE in downtown St. Louis.

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AN UNEXPECTED THEATRE LOCATION: The main entrance window of CUMMEL'S CAFE in downtown St. Louis where Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as PETER played opposite the talented young actor DANNY BELROSE in a 1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY."

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The homey and spacious dining area of CUMMEL'S CAFE in downtown St. Louis.

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A WONDERFUL MARY IN ST. LOUIS: Highly-skilled and talented character actress SUZZETTE SUTTON starred as MARY TYRONE opposite Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as JAMES TYRONE, SR. in the 1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. revival of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" mounted in intimate Black Box Theatre of CUMMEL'S CAFE in downtown St. Louis.

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A FINE NOTICE OF "LONG DAY'S": Theatre Critic LAWRENCE DUNN'S August 7, 1997 CHICAGO CITIZEN review of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" at THE HEARTLAND CAFE STUDIO THEATRE in The Windy City.

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IT STARTS AS A QUIET CHAT: Skilled actors SHAWNN LEE as JERRY and D'AMASO RODRIGUEZ as PETER in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by JEFF HELGESON.

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BACKSTAGE BEFORE "THE ZOO": Preparing to enter the Park from backstage are talented actors D'AMASO RODRIGUEZ as PETER and SHAWN LEE as JERRY of Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City.

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"THE STORY OF JERRY AND THE DOG": Dynamic stage actor SHAWN LEE as JERRY presents one of the most difficult and challenging monologues in modern drama in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by JEFF HELGESON.

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PETER SLIGHTLY ANNOYED: SHAWN LEE as JERRY and D'AMASO RODRIGUEZ as PETER in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by JEFF HELGESON.

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"THANK YOU, PETER, THANK YOU": Gifted young actor SHAWN LEE as JERRY in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City.

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FIGHT FOR THIS BENCH!: SHAWN LEE as JERRY and D'AMASO RODRIGUEZ as PETER in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City.

Edward Albee

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize, The Tony and the Oscar for scriptwriting, EDWARD ALBEE is considered one of America's greatest playwrights.

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: D'AMASO as PETER and SHAWN LEE as JERRY in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City.

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FINE ACTORS IN ALBEE WITH GREAT WORK STILL AHEAD OF THEM: Gifted West Coast stage actors and theatre artists SHAWN LEE as JERRY and D'AMASO RODRIGUEZ as PETER ( future Co-Founders of THE FURIOUS THEATRE COMPANY ) in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON'S 1997 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Summer Repertory Theatre Season revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre in The Windy City.

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The 1997 EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO'S Summer Repertory of EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT" and EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" was presented in the intimate confines of THE HEARTLAND CAFE STUDIO THEATRE in The Windy City.

The ESC's Darryl Maximilian Robinson Directs Edward Albee's The Zoo Story

Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicagon Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON has staged no less than five productions of EDWARD ALBEE'S "THE ZOO STORY" during his more than four-decade-long theatre career.

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AN EXCALIBER "ZOO STORY" CAST REUNION A QUARTER-OF-A-CENTURY IN THE MAKING: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON and Trap Door Theatre of Chicago Ensemble Member and Alum DANNY BELROSE ( who appeared as PETER and JERRY in the 1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S powerful one-act drama "THE ZOO STORY" at CUMMEL'S CAFE in St. Louis, MO. ) pose for a November 2017 CAST REUNION PICTURE under the marquee of Hollywood's Historic Classic Movie Palace, THE EL CAPITAN THEATRE in Tinseltown. Selfie Photo by DANNY BELROSE.

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Show Card for EDWARD ALBEE'S powerful one-act stage drama "THE ZOO STORY."

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A GIFTED ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO & LOS ANGELES STAGE AND SCREEN PERFORMER: St. Louis Native DANNY BELROSE made his Gateway City professional stage debut in the role of JERRY opposite veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( The Founder of the St. Louis multiracial theatre group EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. and the multicultural chamber theatre THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO ) as PETER in a Gateway City revival of EDWARD ALBEE'S powerful one-act drama "THE ZOO STORY" at CUMMEL'S CAFE in downtown St. Louis. Before success in television and film roles DANNY BELROSE earned crical acclaim in The Windy City as an Ensemble Member of the acclaimed TRAP DOOR THEATRE OF CHICAGO.

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 THE STAGE NEAR YOU IN A DICKENS OF A 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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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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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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THE SET PROJECTION SCENE DESIGN OF THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO REVIVAL OF THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD BY EMIL ZBELLA.

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DAMNED IF THERE YOU ARE!: Members of The Victorian Acting Company 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 / MUSUIC DIRECTOR ROBERT-ERIC WEST'S 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival stagging 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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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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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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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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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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Logo for the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning dramatic masterpiece EUGENE O'NEILL'S "LONG DAY JOURNEY INTO NIGHT."

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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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