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Brothel #9

Brothel #9

By Anusree Roy
Introduction by Iris Turcott
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Award Winners, Women Writers, South Asian Canadian Playwrights
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770910416, 112 pages, May 2012
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770910430, 112 pages, May 2012
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770910423, 112 pages, May 2012
Brothel #9 (Paperback), One Voice (Paperback), The League of Nathans (Paperback), Mieko Ouchi: Two Plays (Paperback), Love and Human Remains (Paperback), da Kink in my hair (Paperback), Concord Floral (Paperback), This Is War (Paperback)

Awards

  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 2012
  • Winner, Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights 2011

Description

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.

Reviews

"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