SOHO REP AND NAATCO NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP PROJECT PRODUCTION
Performances of PUBLIC OBSCENITIES on December 19 and 21-23 have been cancelled due to a positive Covid case. Ticket holders for those dates can request exchanges, refunds, or donate the value of tickets at this link. For the performance on December 20, the role of Pishe will be performed by Rajib Bhattacharya.
Soho Rep and NAATCO National Partnership Project Production
Snapshot: An Intimate Portrait Develops
When Choton returns to Kolkata on a research trip with his Black American boyfriend Raheem, his grandfather’s photograph stares down at him from the walls of his family home. Choton loves being the translator, toggling nimbly between Bangla and English, interviewing queer locals, showing Raheem his world. But through the lens of Choton’s grandfather’s old camera, Raheem begins to notice things Choton can’t. Peer into this bilingual play from visionary writer-director Shayok Misha Chowdhury about the things we see, the things we miss, and the things that turn us on.
The play includes profanity and sexual content. The production also includes theatrical oral sex and masturbation as well as theatrical smoke.
We highly recommend choosing the Clara Barton Garage at 616 E St. NW for parking needs; it is open 24 hours and we have validation stickers for $10 parking. If you choose a different garage for evening performances, please check the hours to ensure it is open until 11 PM.
ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
*Interpreters will be positioned at the front left-hand side of the audience (seats A114 and A113)
Sunday, December 10th, 2pm.
Sunday, December 17th, 2pm
OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES
Wednesday, December 6th, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 7th, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 14th, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 23rd, 2pm
Audio Described PERFORMANCES
Saturday, December 9th, 2pm
Saturday, December 16th, 2pm
Talk Backs (Immediately Following)
Golden Ticket Night Pre-Show Event:
Monday, November 20th, 7:30pm
South Asian Affinity Night:
Friday December 1st, 7:30pm
LGBTQ+ Affinity Night:
Friday, December 8th, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 17th, 2pm
Original Intimacy Director
Teniece Divya Johnson
Shaquan M. Pearson
Public Obscenities at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Photos by Teresa Castracane.
It is a testament to Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s gifts as a writer that he is able to evoke as many themes, histories and possibilities as he does in Public Obscenities and leave his audience not dazed or frustrated, but longing for even more.
The playwright-director Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s bilingual text and production are both gorgeously precise.
…the playwright has a vision the theater needs to cultivate.
…a substantial piece of dramatic literature…outstanding storytelling at an unusually natural pace.
…each [moment] speaks to Chowdhury’s eye for detail…
…a complex, edgy, and, at times, risqué look at modern Indian culture…
…a special invitation for audiences to consider what, who, and where our ‘home’ is.
WOOLLY COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE
Part of what makes us ‘Woolly’ is love for supporting our community. Join us in giving back with a special Community Food Drive to support Bread for the City. Bring your shelf-stable goods to Woolly Mammoth this December and get 5% off at Judith’s Café. Our last collection day will be December 23.
- Bread for the City cannot accept these items:
- Expired or past the ‘BEST BY’ date before 01/02/2024
- Prepared or cooked food
- Ramen noodles
- Macaroni and cheese
- Candy and sweets
- Highly processed foods (Jell-O, cookies, etc)
- Highly sweetened beverages
- Thinking about our unhoused neighbors, they could especially use goods that don’t require a can-opener or heating elements. Easy to open and eat right away is ideal!
- Woolly isn’t currently collecting clothing or other large items. We can collect some non-food items, such as toiletries, trash bags, disposable gloves, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, pads/sanitary napkins, or plasticware.