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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Nigel Gore is a force of nature in Shakespeare & Company’s ‘Tempest’

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An intense portrayal of the island sorcerer drives this production, directed by Allyn Burrows and presented on a new open-air stage.

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Living single in a married world in Barrington Stage’s vibrant ‘Company’

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This production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 masterpiece stars Aaron Tveit as the commitment-averse Bobby.

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In Williamstown’s ‘Actually,’ an explosive accusation and the truths it reveals

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A riveting new drama by Anna Ziegler examines the fallout when one Ivy League student accuses another of rape.


Just north of the Berkshires, a new destination for actors and playwrights

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Dina Janis has brought a contemporary edge — and some big names — to the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont.