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

Brains aren’t the only thing being recycled in ‘Young Frankenstein’

By , Globe Staff

Despite spirited performances, Mel Brooks’s musical adaptation of his film falls short at North Shore Music Theatre.

Stoneham Theatre is changing its name to reflect its regional reach

By , Globe Staff

Rebranding itself as the Greater Boston Stage Company is an attempt to better showcase the scope of the work done at the century-old theater.

Stage Review

In Horovitz’s ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes,’ there are four sides to every story

By , Globe Staff

Israel Horovitz’s comedy features four women examining the mysterious hold on them of the now-deceased man they have in common.

stage review

Nigel Gore is a force of nature in Shakespeare & Company’s ‘Tempest’

By , Globe Staff

An intense portrayal of the island sorcerer drives this production, directed by Allyn Burrows and presented on a new open-air stage.