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. More…
"Honour" offers an experience of India and its magnanimous culture and breaks stereotypes about people living in the brothels by bringing forth their humanity.
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)
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 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 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
See it if UPDATED: you want to see the attack on Hindi social and cultural beliefs perpetuating the sex trafficking industry as a cultural phenomenon
Don't see it if multiple languages in a show disturb you
See it if you want to see a talented young Indian actress, dancer, singer present the issues of the sex trade in India in an intelligent G rated way.
Don't see it if you go to the theater to be entertained and not to think.
See it if You are interested in the culture surrounding prostitution in India. You enjoy Bollywood You like shouting, clapping or singing along
Don't see it if You have difficulty with thick accents. Stories about violence or sexual violence upset you
See it if you are interested in learning more about the women in India destined to work in the sex industry and solo performances
Don't see it if you want a full colorful Bollywood experience. The set is sparse probably because of the limitations of being in fringeNYC
See it if Are open to Mehta's strongest quality to indulge you in the rawness of india, your emotions, humour and empathy. Then flip it and prod you
Don't see it if You are a stiff close minded human with no imagination nor curiousity
See it if you just want to see a great performance by a beautiful talented actress or want to enter the home and minds of a Bombay sex-worker
Don't see it if you expect the life of real people to be sweetness and light
See it if you love Indian dance and costume , actress playing many characters, human struggle in child prostitution
Don't see it if you bothered by Indian accented English
See it if You want to watch a beautiful play full of humor, great dancing, wonderful acting and the everyday tragedies of Mumbai brothels.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding fast speech with thick accents, or feel uncomfortable with themes of sex and abuse.
See it if you are interested in new perspectives, relationships, and red light districts.
Don't see it if you are sensitive to cursing and talking about sex and prostitution.
See it if you are into great, dynamic, character work and a poignant story handled with incredible finesse.
Don't see it if you are offended by strong language and sexual themes.
See it if If you are South East Asian or enjoy Indian culture, Bollywood and edgy stories
Don't see it if If you get upset with sexual content and swearing
See it if You like unique voices and story telling that incorporates Asian Indian song, dance and myth.
Don't see it if You are disinterested in a dynamic challenging piece that donates its proceeds to help children escape the sex trade.
See it if You love well told, must be told, women's plights. The performance was amazing. A one woman show. She was fantastic.
Don't see it if You have no compassion and can't laugh.
See it if Want a life changing, eye opening experience. Want to make the world a better place. Enjoy culture, dance, great acting, and great writing
Don't see it if You don't care to learn about culture, hardship and survival.
See it if You love one-person shows, beautiful costumes and dancing, great female performances, or if you're interested in the subject matter
Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows where they switch characters each line.
See it if If you want to see the world outside of our comfort zone. And enjoy other cultures
Don't see it if If you are offended by sexual themes and bold content
See it if If you are looking for a show spanning a spectrum of emotions-you laugh, cry, cringe, think, feel with the characters!
Don't see it if If you mind profanity, use of colloquial language and or bollywood music