The Taming of the Shrew 

March 29- April 15 of 2018 Rochester, NY

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WallByrd Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew March 29th - April 15th at the Lyric Theatre in Rochester NY.

Vibrant, playful, and full of unexpected wonder; this whimsical, fast-paced production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew brings the art of clowning to the heart of Rochester. 

A show for all audiences; families, couples, and those who are seeking that childish joy of being playful once more.


Katherina Minola is known far and wide for her sharp tongue and violent rhetoric.  She meets her match, however, in the bold and boorish antics of Petruccio.  They are a perfect match in wit and in wills, but cutting through shrewish habits might take more than either of them bargained for. 

A foolish romance with profound insight into a kind of love that makes children of us all.

Join our cast of dreamers and fools as they tell a tale of love turned on its head; where beauty is the beast and tomfoolery is a very serious matter indeed. In this Imaginarium nothing is what it seems.  Filled with music, acrobatics, slapstick, and more, it’s an interactive experience you have to see to believe.  

Group rates available by contacting

Production Team

Direction & Design - Virginia Monte

Production Stage Management - Ben Meyer-Crosby

Fight Direction - Alec Barbour

Choreography - Anne Wilcox

Music Direction - Linda Foster

Lighting Design - Todd Kelmar

Technical Direction - Brian Kenyon


Baptista Minola - Judy McCaffrey

Katherina (Kate) Minola - Fiona Criddle

Bianca Minola - Emily Putnam 

Petruccio - Ged Owen

Tranio - Jess Meyer-Crosby

Grumio - Cassie Buscemi

Lucentio - Tyler Lucero

The MINSTREL MAJOR (Gremio) -  Lance Hoffman

The ARLECCHINO (Hortensio) - Jonathan Lowery

Biondello - Adam Urbanic

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Inside the Production

In Development