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Elizabeth Cobbe

Elizabeth Cobbe is a journalist, dramaturg, and playwright. By day, she writes python and javascript, and by night she writes reviews, arts coverage, and plays. She moved to Austin in 2005.

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The fascinating character of Truman Capote drives this thoughtful evening of theatre

Arts Review, Jan. 24, 2013

Top 10 Designer Contributions of 2012

Celebrating the year's most exquisite – and often surprising – stage designs

Arts Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

The Attic Space

A husband and wife play out their decades-long marriage in this intriguing farewell from Palindrome Theatre

Arts Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

Pride and Prejudice

Austin Shakespeare turns Jane Austen's rich novel into a fine evening of smart theatre

Arts Review, Nov. 22, 2012

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

An earnest and timely, if uneven, effort to bring Americans up to speed on presidential history

Arts Review, Oct. 11, 2012

Agnes and Alfred

A beautiful play that lightly traces the journey of two well-meaning, imperfect people

Arts Review, Oct. 4, 2012

The Elementals: Water

This Vortex dance exploring water as sacred is often beautiful but not always deep

Arts Review, Sep. 20, 2012

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks

From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats

Arts Feature, Sep. 13, 2012

'The Twelfth Labor'

This family drama could be truly powerful, but it's too long and weighed down by too many ideas

Arts Review, Aug. 23, 2012


Glass Half Full Theatre's latest is sweeter and more uplifting than its PR suggests

Arts Review, Aug. 16, 2012


The stage version of the 1980 film is ridiculous – and a ridiculous amount of fun

Arts Review, Aug. 9, 2012

Conscience Hesitatus

The interesting drama of a latter-day Woyzeck suffers from lack of experience among the creators

Arts Review, Jul. 19, 2012

Fully Committed

The title may describe Martin Burke's performance, but is the play worthy of his talents?

Arts Review, Jul. 12, 2012

Three Tall Women

ACC reaches deep to mine understanding from Albee's profound conversation about aging and dying

Arts Review, Jun. 21, 2012

Now Now Oh Now

The Rude Mechs' latest show is a mind-blowing roll of the die

Arts Review, May. 24, 2012

The Pavilion

Penfold Theatre offers an example of a great production built on an almost-great script

Arts Review, May. 10, 2012

The Taming of the Shrew

On the farm, Present Company offers as pleasant an evening as you'll spend with a shrew

Arts Review, May. 3, 2012

Civilization (All You Can Eat)

Jason Grote's play comes off as fuzzy, especially in the half-light of SVT's staging

Arts Review, Feb. 23, 2012

Next to Normal

Strong performances make this musical about mental illness worth seeing

Arts Review, Feb. 16, 2012

'Long' Haul

Delivering the goods on the 2012 FronteraFest Long Fringe

Arts Feature, Feb. 2, 2012

'Long' Haul

Delivering the goods on the 2012 FronteraFest Long Fringe

Arts Feature, Feb. 2, 2012

Long Fringe Review: 'The Crapstall Street Boys'

A dark, sad tale and a new direction for Trouble Puppet

Arts Daily, Jan. 26, 2012 3:45 PM

Long Fringe Review: 'The Alien Baby Play'

Goofy, quirky entertainment as we wait for baby to be born.

Arts Daily, Jan. 26, 2012 1:35 PM

Poste Restante

A cocktail of a performance about what it means to send a letter

Arts Review, Dec. 22, 2011

Love Letter From a Boston Performance Duo

They Gotta Be Secret Agents deliver a kind, personal note

Arts Daily, Dec. 20, 2011 8:30 PM

Big Love

An ensemble of lovely, lovely actors makes this updated Greek drama great fun

Arts Review, Nov. 23, 2011

360 (round dance)

Steven Dietz's new adaptation of Schnitzler's Reigen is solid and intriguing

Arts Review, Nov. 17, 2011


All the elements fuse to create a genuinely satisfying evening of theatre

Arts Review, Oct. 27, 2011

Spring Awakening

At Zach, foot-stomping teens score a victory for love and courage over fear

Arts Review, Oct. 20, 2011

Marion Bridge

A rare play that manages to offer both comfort and truth

Arts Review, Sep. 22, 2011

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Ivins' return from the grave passionately reminds us not to stop caring

Arts Review, Sep. 8, 2011


Little City fields a big, strong tribe for its go at the love-rock musical

Arts Review, Sep. 1, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Moved to Texas with an all-female cast, the Bard's comedy is a summer escape

Arts Review, Aug. 25, 2011

The Servant of Two Masters

A straight-up goofball comedy makes an ideal outdoor summer show

Arts Review, Aug. 11, 2011


A joyful cast reminds us once again that sometimes you just gotta dance

Arts Review, Jul. 21, 2011

Too Many Husbands

Maugham's post-World War I marital mix-up is a quirky gem of a comedy

Arts Review, Jul. 7, 2011


Staged in a rough space, this poor man's tragedy is rough-edged as well

Arts Review, Jun. 16, 2011

A Lie of the Mind

A long yet insightful look into families where love and kindness are rare

Arts Review, May. 26, 2011

Love's Labour's Lost

A Sixties beach proves a fitting and enjoyable setting for the Bard's comedy

Arts Review, May. 12, 2011

'The Dudleys!: A Family Game'

Video games fuse with live theatre with a little help from Tito's

Arts Feature, May. 5, 2011

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