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
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.
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!
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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
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
See it if You like good acting, good writing, and fantastic stories.
Don't see it if You're triggered by sex work.
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.
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
“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.”
"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."
"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."
“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.”
"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."