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 ‘Julius Caesar’ that flips the Shakespearean script

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Bryn Boice directs an all-female production of the Bard’s tragedy of power, ambition, and bloodshed.

Stage Review

An unforgettable portrait of strength, spirit in ‘The Color Purple’

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Remember Adrianna Hicks’s name: Her performance as Celie is nothing short of transcendent.

Stage review

For fun and spy games, take ‘The 39 Steps’

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Directed by Allison Olivia Choat at Moonbox Productions, a spirited cast of four brings a Hitchcock spoof to life.


Wendt’s journey from ‘Cheers’ to Christmas cheer

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The actor famed for his role as Norm Peterson will play Santa Claus in the Boston production of “Elf the Musical.’’