Written By William Shakespeare
Directed By Scott Westerman

Jeff Nominated for Best Sound Design and Best Combat!


How is Macbeth to wash his hands of bloody murder, if even the water itself is polluted? This is the intriguing premise of a riveting new vision of Macbeth, Shakespeare's most disturbing tragedy, from Scott Westerman, ensemble member and director of The Artistic Home Theatre. Inspired by the water crisis currently emerging in the Great Lakes region, Westerman has crafted a world where there is too much water and none of it is any good. In the grip of a powerful thirst -- both figurative and literal - clans scratch and claw for survival while one man schemes to control the only source of clean water at a high and merciless cost.

Featuring: Julian Hester, John Mossman, Frank Nall, Skye Shrum, Maria Stephens, Will Casey, Brookelyn Hebert, Derek Herman, Tom Hickey,  Eric Leonard, Allie Long, Jill Oliver, Jae K. Renfrow and Sean Wiberg.   

Assistant Director/Text coach: Christopher Prentice
Set and Light Design: Jake Bray
Costume Design: Misti Bradford
Props: Aimee Plant
Sound Design: John Corkill & Alex Monroe
Scenic Effects: Larry Geni
Stage Combat: David Blixt,
Stage Manager: Wendy Beckwith
Graphics: Jen Dorman.

Performance Schedule

Performances: February 23 -April 26, 2015
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

The Artistic Home is on street level with curb to seat assistance upon request. There are seats that don’t require climbing stairs and an accessible restroom. We will also call you a taxi for the trip home and have large print programs, also upon request. For requests please email:

Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

“Creepy and intoxicating. A most worthy production led by the tour de force performance by
John Mossman.”
— Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
“Director Scott Westerman drills deep into the tragedy’s seductive ooze.”
— Chloe Riley, Chicago Reader