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

Love and mortality in Fiddlehead’s ‘Rent’

By , Globe Staff

The production has a kinetic energy and gritty spirit that meshes with the life-and-death urgency — and the unabashed melodrama — inherent to Jonathan Larson’s musical.

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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.