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A DELIGHTFULLY DEVILISH DIRECTOR: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director and Producer DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON directed and starred as THE DEVIL in the ESC's 1998 revival staging of the great GEORGE BERNARD SHAW'S "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City.

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A DASHING LATIN LEADING MAN: The highly-gifted and talented actor SAM RAMIREZ ( who recently returned to the Chicago Theatre Professional Acting Community with his well-received work with THE FACTORY THEATRE and THREE CAT PRODUCTIONS ) starred as DON JUAN in Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON's 1998 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival staging of the great GEORGE BERNARD SHAW'S "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City.

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

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The great Irish playwright and social critic George Bernard Shaw, winner of A Nobel Prize for Literature and A 1938 Academy Award for His Screen adaptation of "PYGMALION", which he famously used as a paperweight.

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THE ORIGINAL CAST FROM HELL: The autographed Plymouth Theatre Playbill of the acclaimed 1951-52 original Broadway cast of Charles Laughton, Charles Boyer, Agnes Moorehead and Sir Cedric Hardwicke in the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL."

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THE COMPANY YOU KEEP REALLY CAN BE HELL!: Gifted Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Members Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan, Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Devil and Liz Robertson as Dona Ana in the 1998 ESC revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo and Painting by J. L. Watt.

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THE DEVIL EXPLAINS THE ORDER OF THINGS: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Devil ( center ) shares with Jim Spencer as The Statue ( aka The Commander ) the Order of Things In The Afterlife in the 1998 ESC revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by J. L. Watt.

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A DIRECTOR ADDING HELLISH FINISHING TOUCHES: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( center, holding bust of Shakespeare ) gives a few notes to talented actors Matt Brown ( left ) and Fannon Holland ( right ) who play "Some Perfect Devils" before Mr. Robinson arrives onstage as The Devil in the 1998 ESC revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's marvelous comedy of Life After Death "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holsteion Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by J. L. Watt.

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PRAYING AVAILS YOU NOTHING IN SHAW'S HELL: Talented ESC Actors Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan, Liz Robertson as Dona Ana and Jim Spencer as The Statue ( aka The Commander ) in ESC Founder and Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson's staging of the 1998 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's marvelous comedy of Life After Death "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo and Painting by J. L. Watt.

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A MEETING OF THE MINDS IN THE AFTERLIFE!: The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, a non-Equity, professional, multiracial chamber theatre, had one of the finest moments of its 15-year production history when it presented A NEW DRAMA QUARTETTE of Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Devil, Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan, Jim Spencer as The Statue ( aka The Commander ) and Liz Robertson as Dona Ana in the ESC's 1998 revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo and Painting by J. L. Watt.

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SOME DEVILS HAVE VERY GOOD MANNERS ( AND TASTE, TOO! ): Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Devil presents himself to Liz Robertson as Dona Ana in the 1998 ESC revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo and Painting by J. L. Watt.

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AND THERE ARE SOME PERFECT DEVILS TO SERVE YOU: Talented ESC actors Joe Rosato and Matt Brown as "Some Perfect Devils" shower attention unto Liz Robertson as Dona Ana ( center ) in Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson's staging of the Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo and Painting by J. L. Watt.

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DUELING AGAIN: ESC actors Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan and Jim Spencer as The Statue ( aka The Commander ) reenact their legendary duel observed by Fannon Holland and Blaine Vedras, Jr. as "Some Perfect Devils" in Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson's staging of the 1998 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's marvelous comedy of Life After Death "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo and Painting by J. L. Watt.

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THE ESC WELCOMES YOU TO HELL: Show Poster Design of the 1998 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Revival Production of George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" by Jeff Helgeson.

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GOOD NEWS CAN REACH HELL: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Devil and ESC Member Jim Spencer as The Statue ( aka The Commander ) in the ESC's 1998 revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by J. L. Watt.

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ACKNOWLEDGING THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Members Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan and Liz Robertson as Dona Ana in Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson's staging of the 1998 ESC revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by J. L. Watt.

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Logo for G. B. Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL."

Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan, Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Devil and Liz Robertson as Dona Ana in Don Juan In Hell.

HELL-RAISERS IN THE WINDY CITY: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Member Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan and Excaliber Shakespeare of Chicago Founder and Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Devil in the 1998 ESC revival production of the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in Chicago. Photo and Painting by J. L. Watt.

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THEY RAISED HELL ON BROADWAY: The famed 1951-52 original Broadway cast of "The First Drama Quartette" included: Sir Cedric Hardwicke as The Statue ( aka The Commander ), Charles Boyer as Don Juan, Agnes Moorehead as Dona Ana and Director Charles Laughton as The Devil in the great George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL."

Don Juan In Hell playbill cast list.

Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Playbill Cast List Page for its 1998 revival production of George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City.

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Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Technician Matt Hoven works upon Visual Artist J. L. Watt's massive wall mural painting for the 1998 ESC revival of George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Photo by J. L. Watt.

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A HELL OF A RECORD: The acclaimed audio-recording of the 1951-52 Broadway Production of "DON JUAN IN HELL" starred stage and screen legends Charles Boyer as Don Juan, Charles Laughton as The Devil, Sir Cedric Hardwicke as The Statue ( aka The Commander ) and Agnes Moorehead as Dona Ana. Mr. Laughton directed the evening-attired cast to much critical success and praise. In 1952, Charles Boyer won a Special Tony Award for his performance as Don Juan. Therefore, "The First Drama Quartette" recording of Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" is a must to own and listen to if you are interested in listening to the work being extremely well done.

Jesse Watt Visual Artist of the 1998 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago production of Don Juan In Hell at The Holstein Park Theatre in Chicago .

Talented visual artist J. L. Watt, a member of Excaliber Productions, Ltd. in St. Louis, served as Special Guest Visual Artist for the 1998 Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival production of George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL" at The Holstein Park Theatre in The Windy City. Mr. Watt created the massive wall mural painting for the set of Shaw's "HELL."

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The great Irish playwright and social commentator George Bernard Shaw .

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Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson's Director's Note Page from the ESC's Playbill of its 1998 Revival Production of George Bernard Shaw's "DON JUAN IN HELL."

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In 1998, the non-Equity professional, award-winning, multiracial chamber theatre, THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO mounted a revival of the great Irish playwright and social critic George Bernard Shaw's marvelous comedy of Life After Death "DON JUAN IN HELL" ( an Act Three Extraction of his acclaimed 1903 five-act dramatic work "MAN AND SUPERMAN" ). The ESC revival was produced and directed by ESC Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson, who also appeared as The Devil in a multicultural cast that also featured Samuel E. Ramirez as Don Juan, Jim Spencer as The Statue ( aka The Commander ) and Liz Robertson as Dona Ana. Director / Producer Robinson also featured an group of performers known as "Some Perfect Devils" which included: Matt Brown, Fannon Holland, Joe Rosato and Blaine Vedras, Jr. Jeff Helgeson served as co-producer, co-designer and dramaturg for the production, and J. L. Watt ( ably assisted by Matt Hoven ) created the massive mural wall painting for the revival. The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago revival production of The Marvelous Comedy of Life After Death "DON JUAN IN HELL" by George Bernard Shaw was presented March 5th through April 12th of 1998 at THE HOLSTEIN PARK THEATRE, 2200 North Oakley Ave. in The Windy City.