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

Mortality, mistaken identity, and a singular vision in ‘Blue Kettle’ and ‘Here We Go’

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is presenting two one-act plays by the great British dramatist Caryl Churchill, directed by Bryn Boice.

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Making theatrical ineptitude funny in a delirious ‘Play That Goes Wrong’

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A skilled cast constructs layer upon layer of inspired absurdity at Emerson Colonial Theatre.

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‘Hairspray’: It’s got a catchy beat — and a social conscience, too

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Jeff Whiting directs and choreographs a dynamic production at North Shore Music Theatre.

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Gender, class, and clashes in a Parisian literary salon

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Greater Boston Stage Company is presenting the world premiere of “The Salonnières,’’ by Liz Duffy Adams.