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Joe Ciampi and Thomas Young

Michael Bond, J. Ciampi, and T. Young

Joe Ciampi and Thomas Young

The Rutgers Gardens

September 28-30 and October 5-7


Photos courtesy of Justin Jajalla Photography and Eric Hackler




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We're very excited to announce that the Robin Hood Original Cast Recording is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and other streaming platforms! Take a listen below or find it where you play your music. 




112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers Gardens is a self-sustaining operation and relies on visitor support. Funds for maintaining the Gardens, purchasing equipment and materials, supporting salaries, and providing public programs are raised through facility rental fees, special events, membership dues and donations from our generous supporters.  Rutgers Gardens is one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year.

Robin Hood Set at Rutgers Gardens


In addition to this premiere, folk production, ReThink Theatrical hosted a unique event alongside our weekend performances: Sherwood Festival! The festival brought local food and drink vendors together with games and activities for the whole family. See below for vendor details


After several years of renovating a house from 1882, Fritz’s has established itself as a fast casual restaurant in the heart of the Easton Avenue neighborhood. We have created a cozy environment that is perfect for lunch away from the office, a study break snack or dinner with friends. We serve our sandwiches on house-made breads featuring fresh roasts, as well as vegetarian and vegan options, with house-made sauces. We don’t stop at sandwiches, but also offer over 40 different scratch-made desserts and bakery treats. Our menu and bakery options will change with the seasons as The Garden State inspires us.


Sweets By Lovey is an individually operated baking company. They specialize in Cupcakes, Cookies, Cake Pops, and Cakes. It gives them a special feeling bringing a smile to people’s faces with their baked goods.  Everything they make is made from scratch and freshly baked!!


Unionville Vineyards is an estate winery in Hunterdon County, farming 37 acres of vineyard across 5 unique sites. Recently named one of the top 500 wineries in the United States by FOOD&WINE Magazine, our wines are highly rated by Wine Enthusiast and the Wine Advocate. Nestled on 89 acres of preserved farmland in Ringoes, the tasting room is open for tastings and sales daily from 12-5pm.



Christopher Wolfe


Portraying one of his favorite folktale heroes, Christopher Wolfe is honored to perform with an amazing, professional, & loving cast and production staff. He would like to extend his sincerest thanks to you, the audience, for supporting local community theater and for sharing with him the time-tested art of genuine storytelling. Christopher would like to dedicate his second performance with ReThink Theatrical to all of the wonderful people in his life who constantly support and encourage him to better himself and continue doing what he loves.

Leonid Weismatel

Leonid Weismantel is a Senior at Rutgers University pursuing a degree in Music Education from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Leo is proud to be returning to ReThink once again to help make their vision reality. He would like to thank his friends and family who have continued to support him throughout his endeavors both onstage and off, and would like to thank his fellow Nottinghamians for making this production so much fun. Also, he’s Little John. Enjoy the show!


David Blakely


​This will be David Blakely’s third acting performance, following the role of King Duncan in ReThink Theatrical's 2017 production of Macbeth, and Hortensio in mla Format Dance’s production of “Kate,” premiered at Rochester Fringe Festival this year. Blakely’s upbringing in Pennsylvania, honing an Appalachian folk and bluegrass musical style alongside local artists, makes this show of special personal importance. Additionally, Blakely is a US Air Force veteran, trained as a Korean translator at the Defense Language Institute. Now in the third year of study at Rutgers, Blakely works as an undergraduate Learning Assistant of Physics.

Rebecca Madeira

Rebecca Madeira (Maid Marian) is so happy to be a part of her first Rethink production. She is a sophomore music major at Rutgers, where she has recently worked with Cabaret Theatre and the Livingston Theatre Company. She performed as the Witch in Into the Woods, Berthe in Pippin, and in Old Friends: A Musical Revue, and she also assistant directed LTC’s Godspell. She has never been prouder or more excited to be a part of a production, and she thanks her family and the cast and staff of Robin Hood endlessly. 1 Thes 5:16-18


Jonathon Dawson


J. Wallace Dawson (Prince John) is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Music Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. His performance as Prince John will be his first ever with Rethink Theatrical. Past roles include: Mr. Mushnik from Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Crocker from Anything Goes, and J. Pierrepont Finch from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He is a dedicated musician that spends most of his free time playing the guitar or piano.

Emily Woods

Emily Woods (Wil Scarlet) is so proud to be in her first production with ReThink Theatrical. She is a senior at Rutgers studying Theater, Psychology, and Women's and Gender Studies. In the past, Emily has played roles like Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Starbuck in Moby Dick: Rehearsed. Emily wants to thank this cast and crew for being wonderful people who fill her life with joy. She also wants to thank her family and friends for dealing with her constantly advertising this show on Facebook. (If you're reading this, thank you for coming!)


Allie Kroeper
Chelsea Woods Turner


Allie Kroeper (Jester) is elated to play this ridiculous part! Allie last stage managed ReThink’s Macbeth and played various roles in ReThink’s Stages: A Legacy in Revue. She’s a member of Hackensack’s improv troupe, Howdy Stranger, and studies improv at the Magnet Theater. You can experience Allie’s play, We Have Standards, at No Peeking Theatre this November. "Thanks to my friends, family, and Nicole for supporting me through this busy time. Thank you to the staff and cast for your vision and guidance. A big shout out to Mike Bond for expanding my singing capabilities! Congratulations, Tom, Joe, & Mike <3"

Chelsea Joy Woods (Nurse) is a youth librarian, dramaturg, & archivist with a passion for theater.  When she is not serving the public, she performs both with David Blakely as a folk duet, and with the Princeton Pro Musica chorus. This is her second show with ReThink Theatrical.


Ryan Morey


Ryan Morey (Friar Tuck / Ensemble) is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury. In English, Ryan carries a name of the Roman god of war, and is often referred to as the "Red Planet" because the reddish iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance that is distinctive among the astronomical bodies visible to the naked eye. Ryan is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

Celine Dirkes
Pat Bracuto

Celine Dirkes (King Richard / Ensemble)  is super thrilled to be a part of ReThink Theatrical’s Robin Hood! A recent graduate of Rutgers’ BA Theatre Studies program, Celine is an active theatre maker and educator. She had the pleasure of teaching at Mason Gross Extension Division’s KidsCreate Camp this August, and acting as a Resident Advisor for Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory this July. You may have seen her or her written work on-stage at Cabaret Theatre, or in ReThink Theatrical’s Macbeth (Malcolm). She is grateful to her parents, friends, (both in Illinois and New Jersey) and the ReThink community for their love and support!