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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THEATER REVIEW

Finding a solo voice within an ensemble in SpeakEasy’s ‘Choir Boy’

By , Globe Staff

“Choir Boy’’ speaks in its most expressive and resonant voice when the titular ensemble swings into action.

Stage Review

In Trinity Rep’s ‘The Prince of Providence,’ a portrait of Buddy Cianci in light and darkness

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Scott Aiello delivers an electrifying tour de force performance as the legendary mayor in a world premiere of George Brant’s play.

Stage Review

With Billy Porter at the helm, ‘The Purists’ is an unalloyed delight

By , Globe Staff

Dan McCabe’s trenchant and funny play about hip-hop, friendship, authenticity, and identity is getting its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company.

Stage Review

Switching lanes undermines ‘Last Night at Bowl-Mor Lanes’

By , Globe Staff

A comedy by Weylin Symes stars Paula Plum and Nancy E. Carroll as longtime friends and bowling rivals, battling for bragging rights.