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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Stage review

Alcohol and ‘Dream’ don’t mix at Davis Square Theatre

By , Globe Staff

In pure theater terms, the drunk-actor strategy doesn’t work in “(Expletive) Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’’

Stage Review

Promising debut for Israeli Stage with ‘Ulysses on Bottles’

By , Globe Staff

Israeli playwright Gilad Evron shines a light on the internal contradictions arising from Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Critics’ picks: Theater


Critics’ picks for theater productions around the Boston area, including “Ulysses on Bottles,’’ “Come Back, Little Sheba,’’ “Thoroughly Muslim Millie,’’ and Big Apple Circus’s “Metamorphosis.’’


Elie Wiesel expected to attend reading of early play at Harvard

By , Globe Staff

The 86-year-old Holocaust survivor is planning to attend Sunday’s reading of “The Choice,’’ the debut of an early play of his that was rediscovered several years ago.