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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 2010

Steel Magnolias

The women in City Theatre's staging carry one another as their characters do

Arts Review, Dec. 17, 2010


Assessing Paper Chairs' excavation of young Brecht is, put simply, difficult

Arts Review, Nov. 26, 2010

At Home at the Zoo

Palindrome makes Albee's old/new play remarkable, insightful, and unsettling

Arts Review, Nov. 12, 2010

The Crucible

Despite its faults, City Theatre's staging stirs up strong emotions

Arts Review, Nov. 5, 2010

Always ... Patsy Cline

TexARTS' revival boasts a lovely Patsy, superb music, and a killer green dress

Arts Review, Oct. 29, 2010

The Fantasticks

A sluggish pace hinders but doesn't spoil this classic Shakespeare-esque musical

Arts Review, Oct. 22, 2010


This play about death is so funny you feel healthier after than you did before

Arts Review, Oct. 1, 2010

Muses IV: Memories of a House

This site-specific show is in a lovely home, but the characters in it lack depth

Arts Review, Sep. 10, 2010

The Odyssey: A Rock Musical

This adaptation of Homer's epic is faithful to a fault and rough around the edges

Arts Review, Sep. 3, 2010

B-boy bluez

Zell Miller III makes the four corners of hip-hop come together in the theatre

Arts Review, Aug. 27, 2010

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Penfold Theatre's first show in Round Rock delivers a pleasant evening of laughs

Arts Review, Aug. 20, 2010

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

City Theatre's solid staging gets an extra charge from Rachel McGinnis' Maggie

Arts Review, Aug. 6, 2010

Spider's Web

This talky Agatha Christie mystery is long but serves up an amusing little puzzle

Arts Review, Jul. 9, 2010

Becky's New Car

Steven Dietz's fun comedy may have deeper meaning for viewers of a certain age

Arts Review, Jun. 25, 2010

The Yeomen of the Guard

This more serious work from Gilbert & Sullivan still offers lots of escapist fun

Arts Review, Jun. 18, 2010


Paper Chairs' debut looks great but doesn't keep this drama revved at full speed

Arts Review, Jun. 4, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

The strength of Vortex's original musical adaptation is in its imagination

Arts Review, Apr. 30, 2010

B-Sides From the A-List

These absurdist plays are more fun for those who'd rather think about it than get it

Arts Review, Apr. 23, 2010

Our Town

Tears await you in UT's current staging of the Thornton Wilder classic

Arts Review, Apr. 9, 2010

A Raisin in the Sun

Slow pacing aside, City Theatre's revival brings Hansberry's message home

Arts Review, Mar. 19, 2010

Buried Child

Despite rough edges, City Theatre's staging stays centered on the play's ideas

Arts Review, Feb. 19, 2010


The best way to describe Different Stages' retelling of the myth: beautiful

Arts Review, Jan. 22, 2010

Top 9 Ways to Decorate a Set

Looking back at 2009 through its most memorable scenic designs

Arts Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

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