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 portrait of misplaced male pride and societal prejudice in the ART’s ‘Othello’

By , Globe Staff

Chris Butler delivers a masterly performance in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Bill Rauch with a focus on the toll of racism and sexism.

Stage Review

Projecting lives of quiet desperation in ArtsEmerson’s ‘The End of TV’

By , Globe Staff

Manual Cinema, the innovative troupe behind “Ada/Ava,’’ returns with another spellbinder.

For singer-actress Christine Ebersole, a career with a full range of notes

By , Globe Staff

The two-time Tony winner — whose credits span “Camelot’’ (opposite Richard Burton) to “Saturday Night Live’’ to “Grey Gardens” — is set to appear in Boston on Jan. 26.

Stage Review

In ‘Miss You Like Hell,’ hitting the road with everything on the line

By , Globe Staff

Summer L. Williams directs a musical about an undocumented immigrant who travels across the country with her teen daughter to a court hearing.