Theatre: Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Status: Currently On
(January 17, 2024 - February 25, 2024 )
  • Rehearsal: December 11, 2023
  • Preview: January 17, 2024
  • Open: January 24, 2024
  • Close: February 25, 2024
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Running Time: 2hrs 40mins

"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.

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01/17/2024 - 02/25/2024
01/17/2024 - 02/25/2024
01/17/2024 - 02/25/2024
01/17/2024 - 02/25/2024
01/17/2024 - 02/25/2024
01/17/2024 - 02/25/2024