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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Don Aucoin

Taking faith and friendship to the streets in New Rep’s ‘Trayf’

By , Globe Staff

A comedy by Lindsay Joelle follows two young Hasidic men on a journey through the streets of Manhattan in a “mitzvah tank.’’

Stage Review

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ is a sea of joy

By , Globe staff

The adaptation of popular Nickelodeon series is relentlessly goofy and exuberant.

Critic’s Notebook

In Boston-area theaters, depictions of power and corruption fill the stage

By , Globe Staff

If there is a single theme that has dominated the fall season — in dramas ranging from “King Lear” to “The Prince of Providence” — it is the getting, using, and misusing of power.


The future looks bleak in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s ‘King Lear’

By , Globe Staff

Robert Walsh stars in Shakespeare’s tragedy of foolhardy choices and family betrayal.