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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Sad Girls Productions’ <i>So Lucky</i>
Sad Girls Productions' So Lucky
This world premiere from a brand-new company lacks polish, but it does honor its community’s stories

Arts, March 19, 2020

Review: <i>Come From Away</i>
Review: Come From Away
Tale of ordinary people embracing strangers is extraordinary

Arts, Feb. 19, 2020

Zach Theatre's <i>A Night With Janis Joplin</i>
Zach Theatre's A Night With Janis Joplin
This re-created rock concert with the legendary singer is so good, it may be better than the real thing

Arts, Feb. 6, 2020

Austin Playhouse's <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i>
Austin Playhouse's Tiny Beautiful Things
There's excellent work in Austin Playhouse's production about Cheryl Strayed writing an advice column, but where's the humility?

Arts, Jan. 23, 2020

Elizabeth Cobbe's Top 10 Arts Entrances of 2019
Elizabeth Cobbe's Top 10 Arts Entrances of 2019
It was the onstage arrivals – some creepy, some hilarious, all welcome – that made this year distinctive

Arts, Dec. 19, 2019

Street Corner Arts' <i>The Butcher of Baraboo</i>
Street Corner Arts' The Butcher of Baraboo
This hilarious production of Marisa Wegrzyn's black comedy starts strong and just keeps getting funnier

Arts, Dec. 12, 2019

Texas Book Festival: Nicky Drayden and Chris Brown
Nicky Drayden and Chris Brown
The Austin authors explore new frontiers in science fiction

Arts, Oct. 22, 2019

UT Theatre & Dance's <i>12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)</i>
UT Theatre & Dance's 12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)
In a work more poetry than story, playwright Caridad Svich has drowned Ophelia resurface, freed from Hamlet's shadow

Arts, Oct. 10, 2019

Paper Chairs' <i>Plano</i>
Paper Chairs' Plano
This production gets inside the heads of three sisters over a decade that races by in a breakneck 90 minutes

Arts, Sept. 26, 2019

Road Tripping With a Serial Killer in <i>Paper Ghosts</i>
Road Tripping With a Serial Killer in Paper Ghosts
As well as being a riveting psychological thriller, this tale of a road trip across Texas with a serial killer shows the state in an intimate light

Arts, July 18, 2019

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>Death Tax</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's Death Tax
This production of Lucas Hnath's play questions who really pays when the Reaper comes calling – and before

Arts, July 3, 2019

Penfold Theatre's <i>Henry V</i>
Penfold Theatre's Henry V
This production in the park makes Shakespeare's epic history into a satisfying show for a summer evening

Arts, June 13, 2019

Review: <i>Hamilton</i>
Review: Hamilton
This national touring production doesn't throw away its shot

Arts, May 30, 2019

<i>Ghost Wall</i>
Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss' remarkable novella shows how one man's fascination with Iron Age Britain can manifest in the present in a terrifying way

Arts, May 23, 2019

Diverse Space Dance Theatre's <i>Memoirs and Armours</i>
Diverse Space Dance Theatre's Memoirs and Armours
The company's season closer showed the young dancers' commitment to a shared vision and their potential as artists

Arts, May 9, 2019

Vortex Repertory Company's <i>Last: An Extinction Comedy</i>
Vortex Repertory Company's Last: An Extinction Comedy
The magic cast by the company of this devised shows pulls laughs from the impending demise of the planet

Arts, April 11, 2019

Penfold Theatre's <i>Crime and Punishment</i>
Penfold Theatre's Crime and Punishment
In this stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel, a fascinating glimpse into the more twisted corners of the human mind

Arts, April 4, 2019

Street Corner Arts' <i>Junk</i>
Street Corner Arts' Junk
Ayad Akhtar's drama about Eighties junk bond traders plays like a prequel to 21st century America and its financial crises

Arts, March 7, 2019

Southwest Theatre Productions' <i>Sweat</i>
Southwest Theatre Productions' Sweat
This production brings home the plight of the American blue-collar worker with sympathy

Arts, Jan. 24, 2019

Street Corner Arts' <i>We Are Proud to Present ...</i>
Street Corner Arts' We Are Proud to Present ...
This production is more than exceptional theatre; it asks thought-provoking questions about authority, perspective, and intention

Arts, Dec. 6, 2018

Capital T Theatre's <i>The Hunchback Variations</i> and <i>...Faustus</i>
Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus
The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way

Arts, Nov. 15, 2018

Texas Book Festival 2018: Alternate Realities: Sci-Fi in 2018
Texas Book Festival 2018: Alternate Realities: Sci-Fi in 2018
V.E. Schwab and John Scalzi ponder the point of writing sci-fi

Arts, Oct. 29, 2018

Zach Theatre's <i>Once</i>
Zach Theatre's Once
This musical disarms the cynicism of our age with the sweet story of a guy and a girl who bond over music

Arts, Oct. 4, 2018

Shrewd Productions' <i>The Madres</i>
Shrewd Productions' The Madres
In Stephanie Alison Walker’s new play, women’s fight for the “disappeared” in Argentina’s Dirty War proves timely

Arts, Sept. 6, 2018

<i>The Undertaker's Daughter</i> by Sara Blaedel
The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
Denmark's "Queen of Crime" brings the mystery Stateside with a Danish woman who must deal with both a funeral home she's inherited in Wisconsin and a local murder

Arts, July 19, 2018

Shrewd Productions' <i>The Afterparty</i>
Shrewd Productions' The Afterparty
We’re invited to hobnob with history’s great minds up on the astral plane

Arts, June 28, 2018

Zach Theatre's <i>Sunday in the Park With George</i>
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, June 14, 2018

Theatre en Bloc's <i>Cry It Out</i>
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, May 10, 2018

Capital T Theatre's <i>I and You</i>
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, April 12, 2018

Different Stages’ <i>Yankee Tavern</i>
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, April 5, 2018

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