In Love and Warcraft

Talented playwright Madhuri Shekar won the “2013-14 Kendeda Graduate Playwrighting Contest” for the engaging rom-com “In Love and Warcraft,” and it has been successfully produced around the United States ever since. The tender two-act play (2 hours, including one 10-minute intermission) follows a slice of college life, focusing on  ...

The Last Conception (2020)

Prejudice, procreation, and mixed marriage form a comic triangle in The Last Conception by director Gabriela Ledesma. The story centers on a 30-year-old Indian American woman whose immigrant parents insist that she must marry and produce a child to carry on their lineage. Their only other child, a daughter,  ...

The Fight (2020)

Never have the stakes seemingly been so high for the ACLU than the last few years. Since Donald Trump took office in 201, the already thinly stretched staff of the ACLU, have been working overtime tackling key, high profile cases, clocking in a whopping 173 lawsuits against the Trump  ...

The Fight (2020)

This compelling, emotionally-charged, human, and humane documentary follows four recent and critical legal cases and the dedicated and driven American Civil Liberties Union attorneys who fight for the victims behind the headlines. The ACLU, a 100-year-old nonprofit organization, is not immune to controversy, nor should it  ...

Berkeley Theatre during the Pandemic

One of the ironies of living through a pandemic is that when we most need to be engaged, enlightened, and entertained by live theater, we can’t be. Although our local theaters are dimmed, they are nevertheless working hard to provide entertainment and education to their constituents.  ...

Human Error

Two couples utilize the services of a fertility clinic. Good news: There’s now a baby on the way! Bad news: Couple A’s embryo was mistakenly given to Couple B. To the already high emotional stakes, add this wrinkle: One couple is mixed race and liberal; the  ...

Outrage & Outcry:

What is happening in America now is more than a moment. It is a movement. It is an important one that has been decades, if not centuries in the making.  Slavery, the fight for Civil Rights, the Rodney King verdict, and all the tragic shootings by white police and others  ...

Small Movie Theaters in the Time of Corona

In the midst of the pandemic, a handful of movies initially slated for theatrical release refused to be left behind in the binge boost under StayAtHome orders. With businesses temporarily shutdown, and all of us shut in, people have been binging more than ever. One of the more prominent  ...