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Trouble in Mind

June 24 - September 9, 2022

Randall L. Jones Theatre

The Sound of Music

June 23 - October 8, 2022

Randall L. Jones Theatre


June 25 - October 8, 2022

Randall L. Jones Theatre

The Tempest

July 12 - October 8, 2022

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

All's Well That Ends Well

June 20 - September 8, 2022

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre


September 14 - October 8, 2022

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

King Lear

June 22 - September 10, 2022

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

June 21 - September 9, 2022

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

René Thornton Jr.


Earl of Kent in King Lear; Alonso/ Ensemble in The Tempest

Previously at the Festival: five seasons, including Henry Condell, The Book of Will; Buckingham, Richard III; Orsino, Twelfth Night

Other Theatres: REP at University of Delaware—John Proctor in The Crucible; Old Globe—Leonato in Much Ado about Nothing, Antonio in The Tempest; American Shakespeare Center (14 years, 118 productions) favorite roles include Timon, Lear, Leontes, Benedick, Faustus, Othello, Coriolanus, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Valmont in Les Liasons Dangereuse

Other Credits: completed the canon in 2017—performed professionally in all the plays in Shakespeare’s Folio

Awards: Falstaff Awards—Best Principal Performance Male (nominee), Timon; San Diego Theater Critics Award—Best Dramatic Production, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Education: MFA, PTTP University of Delaware; BFA, ATP at University of Utah

Professional Affiliations: Actors’ Equity Association

Instagram: RTJ125

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