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Don Aucoin

Aucoin is the Globe's theater critic and a coauthor of "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.'' He has received numerous awards for his work, which has covered everything from television to politics to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.

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Critic’s Notebook | Theater

What’s the role of theater in this time of Trump?

By , Globe Staff

Should playwrights shift into a higher gear to rebut the Trump narrative? They say no.

Stage Review

In jolting ‘Mrs. Packard,’ a woman wrongly confined

By , Globe Staff

Emily Mann’s play delivers a stark history lesson, sometimes at the expense of the drama.

‘The Color Purple,’ ‘The Humans’ slated for Shubert Theatre

By , Globe Staff

The upcoming season will also include “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’’ and “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.’’

Stage Review

Fate holds the cards in searing ‘Topdog/Underdog’

By , Globe Staff

Billy Porter directs a searing production of Suzan-Lori Parks’s Pulitzer-winning drama about two rivalrous brothers.