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ReThink Theatrical presents Anansi’s Story Festival, an interactive theatrical production that explores and celebrates historical figures, myths, urban legends, and folklore from New Jersey and around the world. Join our emcee and Storyteller-in-Chief, Anansi the Spider, who needs your help deciding the fate of humanity!

Set in the historic East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway, NJ, this immersive production explores the Village’s beautiful architecture while complementing the timelessness of these classic tales. Audience members will roam and discover characters inspired from cultures rooted in New Jersey. Set in the crisp November air, this experience will be like none other.

This production is recommended for adults and children age 10 and up for references to war and violence.


Sunday November 7th at 1PM and 3PM

Saturday November 13th at 1PM and 3PM

Sunday November 14th at 1PM and 3PM

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ReThink Theatrical hit pause on producing new work and connecting via social media this year, but we have been active and changing internally all year long.  Over the last 6 months we took a major step back to think critically about who we are, what we stand for, and what the words “accessible theater for everyone” mean to us. ReThink Theatrical knows that we can no longer allow the work of equity and inclusion in the arts to fall to the bottom of our priority list. If we are bold enough to claim that the stories we tell are accessible for everyone, then we need to make this work our number one priority. 

In the next phase of our growth as an organization, we are committed to reclaiming the meaning of “Community Theater.” ReThink Theatrical will be active in redefining community theater as a space of radical empathy. A space for people of all identities to see themselves respected and celebrated. A space where high-level decision making is given back to the people as a collective. A space where storytelling fosters healthy creativity, learning, and expression.


We have two amazing productions in store for you in 2021. Learn more about these exciting stories and how we decided on them below! Stay tuned for more soon.



If you are encouraged by the idea of community theater being driven by radical empathy, we hope you will consider giving to our organization so that we can keep moving forward despite the pandemic.



Learn more about ReThink's past productions in our online archive. Get an in-depth look at our previous plays, musicals, and experiences through photos, programs, show info, and more!


ReThink Theatrical is a 501(c)(3) non profit that provides free and accessible storytelling to local communities. With an educational and creative approach, we produce professional quality theater for everyone.