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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.

28 articles in 2011

Poste Restante

A cocktail of a performance about what it means to send a letter

Arts Review, Dec. 22, 2011

Love Letter From a Boston Performance Duo

They Gotta Be Secret Agents deliver a kind, personal note

Arts Daily, Dec. 20, 2011 8:30 PM

Big Love

An ensemble of lovely, lovely actors makes this updated Greek drama great fun

Arts Review, Nov. 23, 2011

360 (round dance)

Steven Dietz's new adaptation of Schnitzler's Reigen is solid and intriguing

Arts Review, Nov. 17, 2011


All the elements fuse to create a genuinely satisfying evening of theatre

Arts Review, Oct. 27, 2011

Spring Awakening

At Zach, foot-stomping teens score a victory for love and courage over fear

Arts Review, Oct. 20, 2011

Marion Bridge

A rare play that manages to offer both comfort and truth

Arts Review, Sep. 22, 2011

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Ivins' return from the grave passionately reminds us not to stop caring

Arts Review, Sep. 8, 2011


Little City fields a big, strong tribe for its go at the love-rock musical

Arts Review, Sep. 1, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Moved to Texas with an all-female cast, the Bard's comedy is a summer escape

Arts Review, Aug. 25, 2011

The Servant of Two Masters

A straight-up goofball comedy makes an ideal outdoor summer show

Arts Review, Aug. 11, 2011


A joyful cast reminds us once again that sometimes you just gotta dance

Arts Review, Jul. 21, 2011

Too Many Husbands

Maugham's post-World War I marital mix-up is a quirky gem of a comedy

Arts Review, Jul. 7, 2011


Staged in a rough space, this poor man's tragedy is rough-edged as well

Arts Review, Jun. 16, 2011

A Lie of the Mind

A long yet insightful look into families where love and kindness are rare

Arts Review, May. 26, 2011

Love's Labour's Lost

A Sixties beach proves a fitting and enjoyable setting for the Bard's comedy

Arts Review, May. 12, 2011

'The Dudleys!: A Family Game'

Video games fuse with live theatre with a little help from Tito's

Arts Feature, May. 5, 2011

I've Never Been So Happy

The Rude Mechs' musical tall tale leads to a song that leaves your jaw on the floor

Arts Review, Apr. 28, 2011

Paradise Key

This government agent's grilling of a Nazi doctor is tough to watch but never boring

Arts Review, Apr. 7, 2011

The Story Seekers

For their debut, the Exchange Artists have created an engaging fairy tale of a show

Arts Review, Mar. 31, 2011


Steven Dietz's thoughtful, language-loving play may leave you not liking writers much

Arts Review, Mar. 16, 2011

On the Verge

Tapping the play's frivolity and optimism, St. Ed's students create a charming show

Arts Review, Mar. 10, 2011

Man and Superman

Shaw does go on, but Austin Shakespeare delivers a strong show with tight acting

Arts Review, Feb. 24, 2011


This show doesn't the plumb the depths of eternal love but is solidly staged

Arts Review, Feb. 10, 2011

Spirits to Enforce

Twelve superheroes plus The Tempest equals FronteraFest at its finest

Arts Review, Jan. 27, 2011

Lost Land

This ambitious time-tossed tale of love lost isn't all there but shows promise

Arts Review, Jan. 27, 2011

Going With Jenny

Like the couple in it, this new play about marriage has charm but could use a spark

Arts Review, Jan. 20, 2011

Top 10 Instances in 2010 in Which I Hit My Word Count

Toasting 2010's most memorable performances, set designs, and directors

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2011

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