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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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Zach Theatre's Sunday in the Park With George

Zach relalizes the Sondheim musical with near flawless execution but has little in the way of emotional reward

Arts Review, Jun. 14, 2018

Theatre en Bloc's Cry It Out

This production tackles the huge challenge of exploring motherhood and class, and can't quite have it all

Arts Review, May. 10, 2018

Capital T Theatre's I and You

Lauren Gunderson's play uses Whitman's "Song of Myself" as a vehicle for two teens on the cusp of adulthood to explore identity

Arts Review, Apr. 12, 2018

Different Stages’ Yankee Tavern

This production of Steven Dietz’s play offers a deep dive into what we choose to believe and a stimulating evening of theatre

Arts Review, Apr. 5, 2018

Rude Mechs' Fixing Troilus and Cressida

The third show in the Fixing Shakespeare series makes his mess of a play about the Trojan War hilarious and even engrossing

Arts Review, Mar. 14, 2018

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

This debut fantasy novel is appealing, in part because it draws on legends of the Arab world for its magic

Arts Review, Mar. 1, 2018

Jarrott Productions’ The Father

The play presents dementia from the sufferer’s perspective, but it suffers from a shortage of emotions besides exasperation

Arts Review, Feb. 15, 2018

Austin Playhouse’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

In its rush to be fun, the show fails to tap all the potential of this rom-com sequel to Pride and Prejudice

Arts Review, Dec. 14, 2017

Austin Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s rom-com gets a light staging with fine performances and lots of genuine laughs

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017:
Flights of Fantasy

Authors Pulley and Rivera on what's new in historical fantasy

Arts Daily, Nov. 5, 2017 5:45 PM

A Moonless, Starless Sky

This journalist’s accounts of ordinary people seeking to create good in Africa is challenging, frightening, and powerful

Arts Feature, Nov. 2, 2017

Groundswell Theatre Company's Bear Eats Bear

This site-specific audio work puts the audience in a postapocalyptic world to show how central art is to the human experience

Arts Review, Nov. 2, 2017

Ballet Austin’s Not Afraid of the Dark

The glow-in-the-dark visions of this earnest, sweet ballet will excite and inspire the youngsters who see it

Arts Review, Oct. 26, 2017

Paper Chairs’ Catalina de Erauso

Elizabeth Doss’ latest plays with history in a way that serves its feminist hero, and it’s also a comedy that knows its stuff

Arts Review, Sep. 21, 2017

Vortex Repertory Company's Storm Still

Gabrielle Reisman's script refashions King Lear into the daughters' story, and the Vortex stages it with admirable heart

Arts Review, Sep. 14, 2017

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Building the Wall

UT Department of Theatre & Dance rushes to get Robert Schenkkan's timely political drama onstage

Arts Review, Sep. 7, 2017

Ocean at the Vortex

In her solo show, Ebony Stewart makes a canvas out of herself and a beautiful gift we should embrace

Arts Review, Aug. 31, 2017

Monty Python's Spamalot

With Eric Idle's screen-to-stage musical spoof, Summer Stock Austin makes the Knights of the Round Table so very enjoy-able

Arts Review, Aug. 3, 2017

Zilker Theatre Productions’ The Wizard of Oz

The 59th Zilker Summer Musical embraces all the joy in the familiar tale, making for a family-friendly show

Arts Review, Jul. 27, 2017

Penfold Theatre’s Around the World in 80 Days

This original, gender-bending theatrical take on Jules Verne’s adventure tale is a grand story told with delightful imagination

Arts Review, Jun. 22, 2017

Zach Theatre's In the Heights

This production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical brings us the life and pride of an immigrant neighborhood at an important time

Arts Review, Jun. 15, 2017

Butcher Holler Here We Come

This stylized look at West Virginia miners trapped underground is more of a powerful sensory experience than a narrative drama

Arts Review, May. 25, 2017

The Phantom of the Opera at Bass Concert Hall

This new touring production makes a grandly restaged, compelling tale of thin source material, with a chandelier drop that still thrills

Arts Review, Apr. 27, 2017

Different Stages' Mrs. Mannerly

Jeffrey Hatcher's nostalgic comedy gently leads the audience back to small-town Ohio in the Sixties

Arts Review, Apr. 6, 2017

Hyde Park Theatre's John

In playwright Annie Baker's fun twist on haunted house tales, you learn what it is to be watched

Arts Review, Mar. 16, 2017

Theatre en Bloc's Neva

Asking what difference art makes in the face of revolution, Theatre en Bloc delivers an engrossing production

Arts Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Austin Playhouse's Death of a Salesman

Marc Pouhé creates a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Willy Loman in a production starring African-American actors

Arts Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Zach Theatre's The Great Society

Robert Schenkkan's smart script and remarkable ensemble work make this a powerful look at LBJ's White House years

Arts Review, Feb. 2, 2017

Austin Playhouse’s Bloomsday

Steven Dietz’s rumination on a great love lost lacks some of the vivid passion it needs in this staging

Arts Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Dead Man's Cell Phone

En Route Productions makes Sarah Ruhl's lighthearted meditation on love and death both hilarious and touching

Arts Review, Jan. 12, 2017

Street Corner Arts' Constellations

The company moves through Nick Payne's play in ways that make its multiple variations quick and fresh

Arts Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Different Stages’ Fahrenheit 451

This theatrical adaptation of the Ray Bradbury story ends up being timely and may make you step outside your bubble

Arts Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Salvage Vanguard Theater's With Great Difficulty Alice Sits

Hannah Kenah's new play presents an unsettling battle of wills between a mother and daughter before birth

Arts Review, Nov. 17, 2016

UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance's In the Red and Brown Water

Multiple storytelling modes make Tarell Alvin McCraney's complex play operate as both theatre and ritual

Arts Review, Oct. 13, 2016

Hyde Park Theatre's Lungs

The company has gathered all the right people for this beautiful, painful, timely tale of a man and a woman in a dying world

Arts Review, Oct. 6, 2016

Theatre en Bloc's The Totalitarians

This ridiculous but smart satire about a Nebraska political race may be the only political play that can deliver laughs this election season

Arts Review, Sep. 15, 2016

Hand to God at Hyde Park Theatre

Capital T Theatre delivers a fast-paced, funny take on this tale of a demonic hand puppet in a church basement

Arts Review, Sep. 1, 2016

Summer Stock Austin's Carnival

The production offers impressive spectacle, but the musical's treatment of women is still a problem

Arts Review, Aug. 11, 2016

Zach Theatre's Mary Poppins

Great singing and dancing make Dave Steakley's staging soar, but a spoonful of calm would help the spectacle go down

Arts Review, Aug. 4, 2016

Different Stages' John Gabriel Borkman

The pleasure of this production of Ibsen's drama comes in the complex exchanges among the deeply committed actors

Arts Review, Jul. 7, 2016

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