Theater Critic

Don Aucoin

Don Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic. He reviews and reports on theater in the Boston area, and periodically writes about television.

Aucoin covered city and state government and several political campaigns for the Globe, wrote for the Boston Globe Magazine, was a TV critic for several years, and worked as a feature writer for the paper’s Living section, specializing in profiles and trend pieces. He is a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy’’ (Simon & Schuster). His story on race relations in Boston was included in “Best Newspaper Writing 2006-2007.’’ He is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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Stage Review

Sound and fury, signifying something at Actors’ Shakespeare Project

By , Globe Staff

Actors’ Shakespeare Project undertakes an ambitious project: “Macbeth’’ and “Equivocation’’ in repertory.

Stage Review

At New Rep, a heroine’s tale, reductively told

By , Globe Staff

“We Will Not Be Silent,’’ about anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, has its heart in the right place but doesn’t succeed as drama.

Stage Review

This ‘Frankenstein’ is a monster mishmash

By , Globe Staff

Archaic dialogue doesn’t mesh with this contemporary, ensemble-driven production at Central Square Theater.

Face-value tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in Boston? Not buying it

By , Globe Staff

If you want the hottest ticket in town, plenty are still available through Ticketmaster. But be prepared to pay as high as $1,500 apiece.