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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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Bernie’s underdog tale? We can relate.

By , Globe Staff

The socialist senator from Vermont draws strength from subtle cultural connections shaped by film, theater, and sports.

The Ticket: Theater

By , Globe Staff

A guide to area productions, including “The Testament of Mary,’’ “An Octoroon,’’ “Disgraced,’’ and “Sondheim on Sondheim.’’

Stage REview

‘Milk Like Sugar’ a bittersweet portrait of a striving teen

By , Globe Staff

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge again demonstrates her great ear, her gift for empathy, and her skill at crafting plots.

Stage REview

In New Rep’s ‘Mary,’ a grieving mother who speaks for herself

By , Globe Staff

Colm Toibin’s one-woman play tries to imagine the mind, heart, and spirit of Mary the person, not the silent icon.