When someone dies, we say they “become a picture.” Chhobi hoye giyechhe.

Say it again?

Chhobi hoye giyechhe.

Choton relishes being the translator, toggling nimbly between Bangla and English, Grindr banter and academese. But when he returns to Kolkata with his boyfriend Raheem—to the house his grandfather disappeared from decades ago—an unexpected discovery leaves Choton at the limit of what language can touch.

Public Obscenities is a bilingual play from writer-director Shayok Misha Chowdhury about the things we see, the things we miss, and the things that turn us on.