About This Show

Public Obscenities explores the pleasures and pitfalls of living in translation as it follows a queer studies PhD student returning to his family home in Kolkata with his Black American boyfriend.

This “gorgeously precise” (The New Yorker) bilingual (English and Bangla) new play had its premiere at Soho Rep in 2023 and enjoyed a very successful run. It was a New York Times Critic’s Pick which hailed Shayok Misha Chowdhury as “a writer with great promise.”

Show Details

Running Time: 3hr 5min (1 intermission)
Dates: First Preview: January 17, 2024 Opening Night: January 24, 2024 Final Performance: February 25, 2024

Theatermania Review

| | January 24, 2024
Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s acclaimed drama performs a return engagement at Theatre for a New Audience.

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