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WE MUST EXHIBIT PATIENCE: 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee for Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Booker T. Washington and 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee for Best Actor In A Leading Role Deus Xavier Scott as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Director Susan Goldman Weisbarth's noted musical revival of "RAGTIME" performed by The Kentwood Players at The Westchester Playhouse of Los Angeles. Photo by Shari Barrett.

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THE MOST FAMOUS NEGRO IN THE COUNTRY: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist Darryl Maximilian Robinson earned a 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nomination as Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role for his critically-praised performance as historic black educator and orator Booker T. Washington in the 2013 Kentwood Players' revival production of "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles, Ca. Photo by Shari Barrett.

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THINK OF HOUDINI THAT FABULOUS IMMIGRANT: 2013 Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee as Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role Drew Fitzsimmons as the renowned magician and illusionist Harry Houdini (center-right) joined by his two lovely assistants and a delighted audience in the 2013 Kentwood Players' revival of the musical masterpiece "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse of Los Angeles. The production is winner of 9 2013 Marcom Masque Theatre Awards (Including Best Director for Susan Goldman Weisbarth and Best Play), 2 Stage Scene L A "Scenie" Theatre Awards as well as a 2014 Los Angeles NAACP Theatre Award Nomination for Best Costume Design (for production team members Jayne Hamil, Maria Cohen and Sheridan Cole Crawford). Photo by Shari Barrett.

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Showcard for the 2013 Kentwood Players' revival of the musical "Ragtime" powerfully directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth and performed at The Westchester Playhouse of Los Angeles.

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A video selection of scenes from Director Susan Goldman Weisbarth's critically-praised staging of the 2013 Kentwood Players' revival of the musical "RAGTIME" performed at The Westchester Playhouse of Los Angeles.

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A MOST POWERFUL SPEAKER: 2013 Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee as Best Actress In A Major Supporting Role Joanna Churgin as the famed immigrant and social activist Emma Goldman, 2013 Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee as Best Actress In A Minor Supporting Role Karen E. Kolkey as The Little Girl and 2013 Marcom Masque Theatre Award Winner as Best Actor In A Leading Role and 2013 Stage Scene LA "Scenie" Theatre Award Winner for Best Featured Actor In A Memorable Performance In A Musical Bradley Miller as Tateh in the 2013 Kentwood Players' Los Angeles theatre award-winning revival production of Terrence McNally's, Stephen Flaherty's and Lynn Ahrens' Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece "RAGTIME" directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth at The Westchester Playhouse. Photo by Shari Barrett.

Amanda Majkrzak as Evelyn Nesbitt in the 2013 musical revival of Ragtime at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles

RUNNING AWAY TO ATLANTIC CITY: The dynamic actress-singer-comedienne Amanda Majkrzak earned a 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nomination as Best Actress In A Major Supporting Role for her engaging performance of the notorious "Girl On The Swing," Evelyn Nesbit in Director Susan Goldman Weisbarth's staging of The Kentwood Players' musical revival of "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo by Shari Barrett.

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THE FAMILY THAT STAYS TOGETHER: 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominees Rocky Miller as Father, Jennifer Sperry as Mother, Slater Ross as Mother's Younger Brother, Logan Gould as The Little Boy (Edgar) and George Kondreck as Grandfather (all at center) joined in the background by The New Rochelle Citizeny of Director Susan Goldman Weisbarth's noted staging of The Kentwood Players' revival production of "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse In Los Angeles. Photo by Shari Barrett.

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DREAMING OF THE WHEELS: Deus Xavier Scott as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. and Johanna Rose Burrell as Sarah were nominated for Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Awards for Best Actor In A Leading Role and Best Actress In A Leading Role for their fine work in Director Susan Goldman Weisbarth's effective staging of the 2013 Kentwood Players' musical revival of "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo by Shari Barrett.

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THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE UNAFRAID: Gifted actress and singer Jennifer Sperry as Mother (seen here at center performing "Back To Before") joined by the talented ladies of the ensemble, earned not only a 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nomination as Best Actress In A Leading Role, but she also received a 2013 Stage Scene LA "Scenie" Theatre Award as Best Featured Actress In A Memorable Performance In A Musical for her wonderful work in Director Susan Goldman Weisbarth's staging of The Kentwood Players' revival of the Musical "RAGTIME" at LA's Westchester Playhouse. Photo by Shari Barrett.

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QUESTIONING COALHOUSE'S SANITY: 2013 Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee as Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role Darryl Maximilian Robinson (The Founder of the multiracial chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and critically-praised veteran theatre artist) was pleased, proud and honored to bring to the life the historic black educator and orator Booker T. Washington in skilled Director Susan Goldman Weisbarth's staging of the 2013 Kentwood Players' revival of the musical masterpiece "RAGTIME" at The Westchester Playhouse of Los Angeles. Photo by Shari Barrett.

A Local Los Angeles Area Theatre Group Gives A New, Fresh Look To Stephen Flaherty's, Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNally's Ragtime (1998). With music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics: Lynn Ahrens, and a book: Terrence McNally, Ragtime is an acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel. Regarding the synopsis, Mr. Coalhouse Walker, Jr., an extremely gifted, young, black Harlem musician, wants to win back the affections of his former girlfriend Sarah, by buying a new Ford model T (a vehicle of great personal value and self-esteem to its purchaser, and a car so critical to the plot of this musical that it is enthusiastically described in song by its renowned manufacturer, Henry Ford, himself) to impress her. One day, while on a leisure drive, he asks directions from a group of white racist firemen, who harass him, and then vandalize and destroy his car. Unable to find justice, after many attempts, and completely emotionally-destroyed after the senseless death of Sarah (caused by brutal and blind white racist officials), Mr. Coalhouse Walker, Jr. burns down fire stations, kills white firemen, and plots to blow up world-famous multimillionaire J.P. Morgan’s magnificent library. Also richly interwoven into the plot of the musical's book and score are the tremendous struggles, trials and tribulations of the newly-arrived to America Jewish immigrant Tateh (a widower desperately seeking a better life for himself and his daughter, The Little Girl) by gaining SUCCESS, and a profound and true awareness for a woman's need for personal identity and independence by the Mother of the extremely-wealthy white family (which includes Father, Mother's Younger Brother, The Little Boy "Edgar," and Grandfather) that takes Sarah in after she attempts to bury her new-born child (a son by Mr. Coalhouse Walker, Jr.) alive. As in Doctorow's best-selling book, and the subsequent Oscar-nominated film, numerous celebrities and historic figures from the early 20-century appear in the musical and play significant roles in influencing the ultimate destinies of the principal characters. However, in "Ragtime" the musical, the book and score give special emphasis to: the out-spoken immigrant and passionate social activist, Emma Goldman; the scandalous vaudeville entertainer and star witness of "The Crime of The Century," Evelyn Nesbit; the internationally-acclaimed magician and (possibly psychic) illusionist Harry Houdini; and the much-revered black educator and orator Booker T. Washington (who serves as Mr. Coalhouse Walker Jr.'s final moral compass). Of all the figures (both fictional and historic) represented on stage in this musical, it is Mr. Washington (The Founder of The Tuskegee Institute which will evolve into a center of Black America known as Tuskegee University) who provides the the most telling remark regarding the state of race relations during this era (and sadly, despite a long-and-hard-fought Civil Rights Movement and a successful first two-term U.S. Presidency by an internationally - respected African-American stateman) that still rings true today when he states: "We must exhibit patience, self-control, forbearance, and dwell above hatred and acts of cruelty." A musical filled with emotional and gut-wrenching drama (unafraid in addressing issues of race, social injustice, womens' rights and immigrants' rights) , combined with beautifully-lush, and intricately-composed melodies and harmonies, capped by words sung that mirror the finest poetic verse, "Ragtime," exemplifies what it is to be part of THE AMERICAN DREAM! Memorable tunes include: "New Music," "Wheels Of A Dream", "Back To Before," "Make Them Hear You," "What A Game," "Sarah Brown Eyes," "Journey On," "Our Children," the incredible title opening song, and the heart-breaking "Till We Reach That Day." With its powerful Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, poignant, touching and clever Tony Award-winning lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and rousing and spectacular Tony Award-winning musical score by Stephen Flaherty, "Ragtime" is a moving, remarkable American theatre masterpiece. Of the numerous notable revivals of the work, Los Angeles Area theatregoers had some praise for the 2013 Kentwood Players revival of Ragtime

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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