Spring Auction! A few items left

Help René support the life-giving work of Doctors Without Borders and Heifer International and acquire an autograph for yourself or a friend! Visit our

Spring eBay auction

…and browse items related to René’s work in television, film, and theatre, with bids starting as low as $10. The first round of the auction ended May 18, but some items remain and will be open for bidding through the end of May. We’ve raised over $800 so far – want to help us pass $1,000? Thanks for your interest and support!

Marguerite / May 11, 2016 / Charity, News

First flash auction over – thank you!

Thanks to everyone who enthusiastically supported René’s first experiment with doing an auction via his Twitter account and this website! Generous fans pledged over $250 to support the humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders.

Follow René on Twitter or keep an eye on the website for news of further sales of items from René’s collection of memorabilia!

Marguerite / January 26, 2016 / Charity, News

Cartoons for Charity

René has put together a selection of his drawings for people who’ve expressed an interest in them for themselves or as a gift for someone else. In exchange for a donation to charity, René will personally autograph one of these limited-edition prints and mail it to you. You can read all of the details and find a link to a gallery displaying the cartoons in the “Charity Fundraising” section of René’s Page.

Marguerite / September 7, 2015 / Charity, News

Rene’s Garage Sale: DragonCon Edition!

Much to his disappointment, René had to cancel his trip to Atlanta over Labor Day weekend.

However, he remains committed to raising money for Médecin San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, and always appreciates the generosity of fans who help him support the lifesaving work of MSF/DWB.

Throughout September, our eBay auction, featuring items personally autographed by René and some of his Star Trek and Broadway theatre colleagues, raised over $550 for MSF/DWB. Thanks very much to everyone  who participated!


Marguerite / September 1, 2015 / Charity

René in Garden Grove, CA on June 13

Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded ‘Fun-Raiser’ Kicks Off ‘Summerfest 2015’

Evening Under the Stars includes Celebrity Cast in Kaufman & Hart Comedy, Great Deals on Donated Items, and Post-Show Reception. Tickets begin at $25.

Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre on June 13 with its 2nd Annual “Fun-raising” event.

Tickets to the evening include a live performance of the 1939 radio adaptation of Kaufman and Hart’s You Can’t Take it With You with a celebrity cast that includes René Auberjonois, Seamus Dever, Kurtwood Smith, Joe Spano, Tamlyn Tomita, and JoBeth Williams among many more.

There will be a silent auction with vacations, collectibles, tickets to performing arts events and even a musical instrument and lessons will go to the highest bidder – usually at prices far below their retail values. After the hour-long performance, guests will mingle with the cast, SOC staff and supporters, as well as fellow arts lovers from SOC’s increasingly diverse audience.

George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s You Can’t Take it With You premiered on Broadway in 1936, winning the 1937 Pulitzer Prize. The following year a film version was released and in 1930, the Lux Radio Comedy Hour aired the edited version that SOC will present.

“It’s a hilarious, fast-paced hour with all the great Kaufman and Hart characters, plus an announcer and show host,” Walcutt explained. “We’ll even recreate the original sound effects, jingles and commercials!”

“During the ‘commercials’ we’ll be giving away lots of cool autographed show business prizes and auction items,” he said. “The celebrities will hand out the prizes to the winners, who come up onstage and have their pictures taken with them. It’s very interactive.”

Among the donated items in the silent auction are:

  • A day for up to 16 on a catamaran docked in Newport Beach
  • Star Trek memorabilia autographed by John de Lancie (“Q”) and Rene Auberjonois (“Odo”)
  • A violin and three private lessons from Pacific Symphony’s first violin and Associate Concertmaster Paul Manaster
  • A wine-tasting retreat at a hotel in Paso Robles
  • A week for four at a Ketchum-Sun Valley condo
  • Donations from arts organizations include Bowers Museum, Chance Theater and South Coast Repertory

The Garden Grove Amphitheatre is located at 12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840. Parking is available on the street and in a nearby lot. For more information on this event or the SOC 2015 Season email info@shakespeareoc.org or call 714-636-3729.

Marguerite / June 8, 2015 / Appearances, Charity