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Public Obscenities

Opening Date: Feb 15, 2023

Closing Date: Apr 09, 2023

Running Time: 02:50

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Playing @

Soho Repertory Theatre

46 Walker St New York, NY 10019

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Public Obscenities follows Choton, a Bengali American PhD student, and Raheem, his Black American cinematographer boyfriend, on an extended visit to Choton’s family home in Kolkata. They have come to India to film interviews with locals they meet through queer hookup apps, as part of Choton’s research. Choton relishes being the translator, toggling nimbly between Bangla and English, Grindr and acadamese. But when Raheem discovers a roll of undeveloped film in Choton’s grandfather’s old camera, unspoken secrets surface, leaving Choton at the limits of language. In this examination of queer intimacy and longing through an inter-cultural lens, film and photography crack open questions about how we remember and document our lives—across generations and even through death. Soho Rep and the NAATCO National Partnership Project present the world premiere of this bilingual play from writer-director Shayok Misha Chowdhury.

Performed in Bangla and English
Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:

SATURDAY @ 3 PM & 7:30 PM

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$37.50 - $47.50

Lottery & Rush

In-Person Rush: $20 rush tickets are available at the box office 30 minutes prior to curtain for each performance.
$0.99 Sundays: $0.99 Sunday tickets will be offered March 5, 12, 19.
Available first come, first served at the box office only. There are no advance sales for Rush or $0.99 Sunday tickets.


Box Office

Ground floor. Counter 42".


SVI Permit.

Curb Ramps

Walker St & Broadway.

Passenger Loading Zone

Front. Curb 6".


Womens and Mens: Basement. Via elevator.

Directions Subway

A, C, E, N, R or 6 train to Canal. then 1 train to Franklin.


Elevator Attended. Accesses both floors.


Ground floor. Steep ramp (3.5',1:4). Leads to door (40", heavy) which opens out onto ramp.

Visual Assistance


Water Fountain


Assisted Listening System


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