A deal has been struck between two men in India—twenty-one hundred rupees in exchange for a young village woman named Rekha. Sent to Calcutta without knowing why, Rekha finds herself in the confines of a brothel with Jamuna, a prostitute and madam, who is resigned to her trade. In these conditions, Rekha must shape her destiny and find inner liberty.
Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama
“Roy’s convincing dialogue shows how a disturbing semblance of domesticity persists in this horrible environment.” —NOW Magazine
“Brothel #9 is her most ambitious, hardest hitting play to date.” —Lynn Slotkin