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

‘Waitress’ a confection with a few too many missing ingredients

By , Globe Staff

This tale of a diner waitress who hopes to escape her lousy marriage by winning the $20,000 prize in a pie-baking contest has its moments, but not enough to overcome its weaknesses.

Stage REview

‘For Colored Girls’ has an enduring resonance

By , Globe Staff

A new production at Hibernian Hall illustrates the continuing power of Ntozake Shange’s “choreopoem’’ about the lives of women of color.

Stage Review

Steven Barkhimer a magnetic — and murderous — monarch in ‘Richard III’

By , Globe Staff

Barkhimer acquits himself admirably in an immensely demanding role in the Actors’ Shakespeare Project production at Cambridge’s Swedenborg Chapel.

Stage Review

A man, and a nation, on trial in ‘Death and the Maiden’

By , Globe Staff

A woman confronts the man she believes was her captor in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of Ariel Dorfman’s 1990 drama.