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.

Latest stories

Huntington offers free ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tickets to anyone 25 and younger

By , Globe Staff

The offer is in effect for the remaining two weeks of the show’s run at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Stage Review

A tale of modern lovers, star-crossed but not quite tragic enough

By , Globe Staff

An illustrious supporting cast, not the two leads, provides most of the pleasure in Peter DuBois’s production of “Romeo and Juliet’’ at Huntington Theatre Company.

Artistic director Sean Daniels to depart Merrimack Rep

By , Globe Staff

After four years at the Lowell theater, he’s taking a new post as artistic director of the Arizona Theatre Company.

Stage REview

In SpeakEasy’s ‘Once,’ pondering what might have been

By , Globe Staff

The charms and limitations of the Tony-winning musical are on display in Paul Melone’s production.