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

Conversation, camaraderie, and contention in ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’

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Amid changes in their countries and their lives, African men talk it through in the American Repertory Theater production.

Stage Review

‘Christmas at Pemberley’ worth celebrating at Merrimack Rep

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A beguiling stage sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice’’ shines a light on Mary, the bookish Bennet sister.

Stage Review

Gold Dust Orphans dip into horror for ‘Nightmare on Elf Street,’ and it’s a giddy slay ride

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Neither Ryan Landry nor his Orphans have ever had any difficulty choosing which side of the naughty-or-nice line to stand on.

Stage Review

In ‘1776,’ the (less interesting) room where it happens

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Nontraditional casting is not enough to energize this stodgy musical at New Repertory Theatre.