July 14-29 of 2017
Rochester, NY

This is Shakespeare for the next generation.
— Leah Stacy, City Paper
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Shakespeare gets a post-apocalyptic makeover in WallByrd Theater Company’s re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s MACBETH, coming to the Rochester’s Lyric Theatre July 14th-29th.


Fueled by ambition and prophecy, Macbeth and his wife soon succumb to visions of power as they embark on a murderous plot to secure the crown.  But wicked means create wicked ends, and soon the pair become entangled in the gruesome horrors of their own making.


This summer, WallByrd looks to ramp up the base on this traditionally dark play with a post-apocalyptic vibe, built from the ground up.  This world-building project will reunite the entire creative team behind last year's award winning Romeo and Juliet as they bring new grit and drive to this brutal tale.  This "Mad Max" mashup will feature extensive and imaginative combat sequences, haunting effects, and a dark, adrenaline filled soundscape throughout.  

Parental Discretion is Advised.

Ticket Info

There are THREE ways to gain entrance to our world.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN (available only at the door)
In true post-apocalyptic fashion, pay-what-you-can at the door.  Donations of any amount will be accepted at the door. The bulk of the seats in the 800-seat auditorium will be available for general admission seating.

ADVANCE TICKETS (reserved section)
If you want to be up-close-and-personal to all the action you can purchase a ticket in advance and guarantee yourself a space close to the action. The rows closest to the performance stage will be reserved for our advance purchase patrons.

VIP ACCESS (front row seating)
For front-row seating become a fundraising patron and get VIP Access in addition to other perks and benefits.

Take a Peak...

Masterfully executed! You don’t have to like or understand Shakespeare to be blown away by the cast’s performance, the brutal fight scenes, and stunning imagery.
— Fawndolyn Valentine

Join our Tribe, Become a Patron

WallByrd members share a strong conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the arts.  This summer we want to take our commitment further, and to do this we need your help!  Your sponsorship enables us to offer MACBETH on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, providing opportunity for the Rochester community to experience live theatre in a local historic landmark.


Sponsors also have a chance to snag special perks and benefits including:

  • Backstage access

  • VIP seating

  • Show swag

-and, of course, recognition for your contribution.

WallByrd is a sponsored project under Fractured Atlas, so your donation is tax deductible.

Production Team

Direction & Design - Virginia Monte

Production Stage Management - Beverly Bauman

Fight Direction - Alec Barbour

Choreography - Anne Wilcox

Dramaturgy - Scott O'Neil

Lighting Design - Todd Kelmar

Props Master - Naomi Boxman

Make Up Design - Kitty Lipski

Assistant Stage Manager -  AnneMarie Giannandrea & Noah Morris

Light Board Operator - Jena Overbeck

Technical Direction - Kelly Flegel


Megan Barbour - Tori Bogacki - Willis Brooks - Cassandra Buscemi - Joe Chacon - Eddie Coomber - Vince Dalba - Abby DeVuyst - Jim Drake - Jessica Giordano - Shawn Gray - Alma Haddock - Andy Head - Olivia Hight - Caitlin Kenyon - Jonathan Lowery - Ezra Lyons - Lauren MacDonough - Margaret Mayer - Bill McDonough - Jaimi Miller - Brook Mordent - Charlotte Moon - Jackson Mosher - Alyssa Otoski - Ged Owen - Elizabeth Preston - Emily Putnam - Eva Sarachan - Kiefer Schenk -  Serene Selke-Fisher - Kimmie Stear - Heidi Zeller - Wesley Zeller

Photo by Jencita Haddock

Photo by Jencita Haddock

Feed Your Inner Warrior!

The Shakespeare Swag is back, and this year it is warrior ready.  Macbeth themed shirts, tote bags, notebooks, mugs, and more are available online now.


Inside the Production

Welcome to the Wasteland-

This show collides Shakespeare's timeless text with a fast-paced, vicious world you have to see to believe.  World building for this production requires tons of research, creativity, experimentation, and an ensemble dedicated to the script and the world they're crafting.  

Luckily our extensive team of artists and craftsman are more than up to the task.

Photo by  Michael Fisher



at the Lyric


Fantastic Review by Leah Stacy in the Rochester City Paper's » Here

Check us out as we talk with Mark Gruba on WROC-TV » Here

Featured in the Democrat and Chronicle's Arts and Entertainment section » Here

Actors Caitlin Caitlin Kenyon (Macduff) and Ged Owen (Banquo) Hang out with Justin Rielly on WAYO 104.3FM » Here