HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan
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HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan

HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan NYC Reviews and Tickets

(28 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Relevant

About the Show

With original music, colors of India, and a story that is sure to remind you of Bollywood, Dipti Mehta's solo-show centers around a mother-daughter duo in the red light districts of Mumbai.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (28)

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86 Reviews | 10 Followers
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in problems of poverty and women in developing countries

Don't see it if Discussion of child prostitution offends or upsets you. You dislike solo shows (even though 1 actress portrayed 5 characters well) Read more

23 Reviews | 3 Followers
Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in women's issues, Indian culture, and complexities in other culture's society's.

Don't see it if If you get uncomfortable or closed minded about the culture of prostitution.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You will be astounded by the end of it that this is was a one woman show. Dipti Mehta is captivating and you don't want to miss this!

Don't see it if n/a

1 Review | 0 Followers
Must see, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if appreciate independent art, have an open mind to learn about the underworld portrayed with humor and excellent acting

Don't see it if want to avoid content related to sex work

1 Review | 0 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like good acting, good writing, and fantastic stories.

Don't see it if You're triggered by sex work.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an actress masterfully switch between characters to bring you a newfound understanding of the world of underage prostitution

Don't see it if you find it difficult when a few words other than English are sprinkled throughout a play.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if The show paints a very clear picture of the hardships that exists inside a brothel.

Don't see it if you don't like hearing stories of rape and abuse or descriptions of bloody graphic imagery

1 Review | 0 Followers
Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Captivating storytelling through great acting & nuanced characters. Perfect balance b/w explaining context and letting us feel the emotions.

Don't see it if You don't have an appetite to learn about some of the horrors that millions of people around the world live through

Critic Reviews (5)

Time Out New York
August 18th, 2016
For a previous production

“Beautiful and devastating...All five of the play’s characters are wondrously portrayed by Mehta, who uses monologue and dance to guide us through their world of plans made and deals struck. Even as it invites the audience to take a hard look at the life of sex workers, ‘Honour’ seems to stare back at us, as though to ask, ‘Hey, American, does this make you uncomfortable?’ You bet it does, and we’re the better for it.”
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Theatre is Easy
August 23rd, 2016
For a previous production

"While by no means does Dipti Mehta’s one-woman show shy away from the more brutal aspects of its story, it also reveals itself to be full of life, humor, and beauty. This is the show’s great triumph…Mehta effortlessly switches between numerous characters…'Honour' ably juggles tones and styles, combining heartbreaking storytelling with jokes and dance numbers...If there’s any criticism, it’s that 'Honour' is a bit long...A highly successful piece of theater."
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New York Theater
August 17th, 2016
For a previous production

"Dipti Mehta has put together a well-structured and authentic-feeling tale that is witty, graceful and pointed. But I’m afraid my reaction to ‘Honour’ became much more positive after getting hold of the script. I found much of the play difficult to follow as a stage show...As wonderful a performer as Mehta is, her mimicry is not her strongest skill, making it difficult at times to figure out what character she is playing."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
August 17th, 2016
For a previous production

“Mehta’s provocative one-woman piece is about half a dozen denizens of a Mumbai brothel...It has a great deal going for it in both its subject matter and Mehta’s versatile performance...Unhappily, it has her speaking a mumbo jumbo patois using huge swaths of Indian-accented dialogue, replete with colorfully broken English and Hindi. When she switches from English to Hindi and back again, as she often does, you may not even be sure where one ends and the other begins.”
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August 24th, 2016
For a previous production

"Mehta beautifully embodies each role…She makes her incredibly controlled performance appear spontaneous and effortless, while fully and crisply embodying the characters…Each story is skillfully crafted and connected, and Mehta gracefully transitions from one character to the other...'Honour' stirs many emotions — alternately fun, sad, touching, comedic, and entertaining — while bringing light to a serious subject matter in modern society: sex trade and the women involved."
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