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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.

23 articles in 2009

Bohemian Cowboy

Directorial choices distract from this intriguing tale of a son's search for his father

Arts Review, Dec. 4, 2009

Pride and Prejudice

UT credibly brings the Jane Austen novel to life onstage, if in a rather rushed fashion

Arts Review, Nov. 20, 2009

Under the Gaslight

The cast invests hook, line, and sinker in the earnestness of this old-school melodrama

Arts Review, Nov. 6, 2009


When this play looks in the mirror, the dramaturg is invisible

Arts Review, Oct. 30, 2009

Three Days of Rain

Few young stage companies risk as much or succeed as well as Penfold Theatre Company does

Arts Review, Oct. 2, 2009

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

For real spelling bee champs, see Spellbound. For their comic counterparts, see this.

Arts Review, Oct. 2, 2009

'The Jungle'

Connor Hopkins distills Upton Sinclair's sprawling novel down to paper and strings

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2009

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

In this battle for Narnia, Aslan is taken down by a lack of vision and weak direction

Arts Review, Sep. 4, 2009

¡No Se Paga! We Won't Pay!

Teatro Vivo's kitchen-sink farce runs a little rough but funny

Arts Review, Aug. 21, 2009

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Summer Stock Austin's Sweeney Todd, aside from a few tech mishaps, is a bloody good thrill of a show

Arts Review, Aug. 7, 2009

The Music Man

Even in the record heat, Zilker Theatre Productions' revival delivers a good time

Arts Review, Jul. 24, 2009

Henry V

This one-man version succeeds in staging Shakespeare's enormous play with clarity

Arts Review, Jul. 17, 2009

The Long Now

Beth Burns' play has the seed of a unique love story, but it still needs developing

Arts Review, May. 29, 2009

Evolving Dialogue

Can Sharon Sparlin's play get science and religion to stop yelling and start talking?

Arts Feature, May. 8, 2009

A Number

Half the fun of Different Stages' absorbing production is talking about it later

Arts Review, May. 8, 2009

L. Nowlin Gallery

It's not an easy time to open a gallery, but for Lesley Nowlin, it's the right time

Arts Feature, May. 1, 2009

A Flea in Her Ear

This Feydeau farce is like an apple pie: familiar, and it tastes good going down

Arts Review, Apr. 10, 2009

The Heidi Chronicles

What makes Wendy Wasserstein's play still relevant ekes through at City Theatre

Arts Review, Apr. 3, 2009


A strong ensemble abets this witty but quiet play about three old French soldiers

Arts Review, Mar. 13, 2009

Rocketing Through Hard Times

Yellow Tape and other small theatre groups blast past the black hole of the recession

Arts Feature, Feb. 20, 2009

Cyrano de Bergerac

This worthy production of Rostand's play reveals the rock star in its romantic hero

Arts Review, Feb. 20, 2009

Red Light Winter

The script's faults and poor production choices hinder Displaced Theatre's debut

Arts Review, Jan. 16, 2009

Top 10 Belly Laughs of 2008

Chronicle Arts writer Elizabeth Cobbe remembers the sweetest comedic moments in 2008

Arts Feature, Jan. 2, 2009

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