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Free Performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rutgers Gardens

Titania and Oberon at Rutgers Gardens!  Oh, what fools these mortals be!


A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rutgers Gardens
New local theater company gives free outdoor performances of the re-imagined
Shakespeare classic July 6-10, and July 25 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ:- reThink Theatrical presents its very first production Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream on July 6–10 at 6 p.m. and Sat., July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ. All productions under reThink Theatrical are free.

Experience Shakespeare like never before as reThink Theatrical takes you on a fully immersive retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mischief and magic will lead you up and down throughout the Rutgers Gardens in this outdoor performance. Fairies will guide you, Royals will sing to you and bumbling players will make you roar with laughter!

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ReThink Theatrical does ask that guests give a suggested donation of $10 if possible, so that they can continue to create accessible theater for the community and give back to the Rutgers Gardens as they graciously host reThink’s very first production.

Refreshments will be served before the performances at the Rutgers Gardens Log Cabin and Pavilion. All guests are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, and bring a comfortable backpack with them to the show carrying a towel or blanket to sit on, bug spray, and a water bottle.

Guests should be prepared to walk through the gardens (stopping often) for about two hours. Guests of all ages and physical ability are welcome.

About reThink Theatrical:
ReThink Theatrical is founded on a zero-budget philosophy and embraces a unique design aesthetic based on found objects, recycled materials, inventive spaces, and innovative ways of working with actors. In addition to an amazing artistic opportunity, the zero-dollar budget concept puts reThink in an important role in the New Brunswick and larger New Jersey community. Since no money is used towards set, props, or costumes, reThink Theatrical's performances are 100% free to the public. This gives college students along with the wider community the opportunity to see and experience quality theatre they may not otherwise be able to enjoy. In addition, reThink works closely to support and promote local businesses. Visit reThinkTheatrical website.

About the Rutgers Gardens:
The Rutgers Gardens boasts one of the largest collections of American hollies in the U.S. A self-sustaining operation, open 365 days a year, it’s one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge an entrance fee. The Rutgers Gardens hosts a wide range of public activities to provide support for the care of over 180 acres of maintained and natural areas, and offers a wide range of educational programs. It serves multiple roles for Rutgers students and visitors alike, including providing an educational setting in which to promote and provide accurate information about public horticultures, the connection between plants, human health and nutrition, as well as the roles plants play in both created and natural landscapes. Visit the Rutgers Gardens website.

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