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

A household convulsed by a con artist in Huntington’s ‘Tartuffe’

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Peter DuBois directs a production of Moliere’s 17th century comedy about a religious fraud and the wealthy man who falls for his scam.

Stage Review

‘In the Heights’ soars at Wheelock

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Director-choreographer Rachel Bertone helms a dynamic production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-“Hamilton’’ musical.

Stage Review

Despotism and resistance in ‘Gardens Speak,’ ‘The State of Siege’

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At ArtsEmerson, Albert Camus’s overstated allegory falls short while Tania El Khoury’s sound installation haunts the conscience.

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P. Carl steps down from ArtsEmerson post

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Recently awarded a $50,000 “Art of Change’’ fellowship from Ford Foundation, Carl is moving on to focus on creative projects.