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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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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

Trevor

An aging chimp in show business provides the focus for this engrossing vehicle for Capital T Theatre

Arts Review, May. 26, 2016

Out of Ink 2016: Carry On

As usual, ScriptWorks' annual showcase of 10-minute plays is a bit rough but shows the promise of creative minds

Arts Review, May. 5, 2016

Making Room to Play

Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city

Arts Feature, Apr. 14, 2016

The Rude Mechs' Field Guide

There's much to ponder in the second draft of the Rude Mechs' mash-up of Dostoyevsky, stand-up comedy, and spiritual belief

Arts Review, Apr. 14, 2016

Different Stages' 4000 Miles

The grandmother in the tiny Manhattan flat is the heart of the quiet, thoughtful 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Arts Review, Mar. 24, 2016

Marie Antoinette

Capital T Theatre's production asks just how accountable the French queen was for all her actions

Arts Review, Mar. 10, 2016

Zach Theatre's Tribes

Nina Raine's award-winning drama explores the different forms of language and how we understand each other

Arts Review, Feb. 11, 2016

Salvage Vanguard Theater's Denim Doves

Adrienne Dawes' play takes the idea of postapocalyptic sister wives in an original, amusing direction

Arts Review, Jan. 28, 2016

FronteraFest: The Place to Start

Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' annual performance festival keeps giving artists a spot to launch a stage career in Austin

Arts Feature, Jan. 7, 2016

The Rude Mechs' Now Now Oh Now

Version 3.0 of this look at role-playing games tests how deeply we engage in our quests for beauty and truth

Arts Review, Dec. 17, 2015

Review: The Book of Mormon

Unapologetically un-sacred musical a welcome treat

Arts Daily, Dec. 10, 2015 11:26 AM

Art or Parenting?

Four professional artists discuss how having kids has affected their careers and ways of working

Arts Feature, Oct. 29, 2015

Touching Art and Not Dating Drummers

Four working artists share more thoughts on arts and parenting

Arts Daily, Oct. 28, 2015 11:59 PM

Zach Theatre's Evita

Zach Theatre's polished revival offers food for thought in this season of campaigns and debates

Arts Review, Oct. 22, 2015

Hyde Park Theatre's The Quarry

Greg Pierce's play is rough and has sharp edges, but in the end there is heart that is worth discovering

Arts Review, Oct. 8, 2015

Gusev

Breaking String's Gusev is a remarkable, feverish journey through the human condition

Arts Review, Aug. 20, 2015

Robin Hood: An Elegy

Rough edges aside, Generic Ensemble Company's new work makes an urgent statement that #blacklivesmatter

Arts Review, Aug. 13, 2015

Mast

Elizabeth Doss' new play is about lost souls not sure when to give up and go home

Arts Review, Jul. 30, 2015

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock takes a comic turn in Penfold Theatre's three-actor spin on the Holmes mystery

Arts Review, Jun. 25, 2015

The Strangerer

Bush 43 ponders murder and existentialism while debating Kerry in this ambitious comedy from Capital T

Arts Review, Jun. 11, 2015

Trouble Puppet's The Wars of Heaven, Part I

The eons-old battle between heaven and hell gets reorganized along gender lines

Arts Review, May. 7, 2015

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