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

In ‘Hold These Truths,’ how a country turned on its own people

By , Globe Staff

Michael Hisamoto excels as Gordon Hirabayashi, a Japanese-American citizen who fought against an internment order during World War II.

Stage Review

Burying the hatchet (again and again) in ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus?’

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Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans deliver a parody of the Bette Davis-Joan Crawford film.

Stage Review

A scattershot ‘Man of La Mancha’ from New Repertory Theatre

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A stilted script and a spotty score undermine a production that stars Maurice Emmanuel Parent as Don Quixote.

Stage REview

The scent of romance in ‘She Loves Me’

By , Globe Staff

Jennifer Ellis shines in the musical directed with flair by Ilyse Robbins at Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.