Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner

Checkpoint Theatre (Singapore)

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  • 24 May - 26 May 2019
    Fri & Sat, 8pm
    Sun, 3pm

    NEW SHOW ADDED: 25 May, Sat 3pm
  • Victoria Theatre
  • $40*, $60

    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
    Limited student front row tickets at $10

  • 2h 15m, without intermission

  • Performed in English
  • Advisory: Content may not be suitable for a general audience due to some mature content and coarse language.

    This play contains mature content including dialogue detailing violence and sexual assault.

    This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

    All Secondary Schools (Upper). Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.


Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner

Checkpoint Theatre (Singapore)

From critically-acclaimed theatre company Checkpoint Theatre comes Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner, a powerful new play about humanitarian workers caught in the crosshairs of a crisis.

A crisis tests the resolve of the international staff of a refugee camp. Can they stay sane, stay alive, and stay strong when their minds, bodies, and spirits are called upon to do the impossible?

In a multidisciplinary theatrical work set against the backdrop of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner, commissioned by SIFA 2019, investigates the realities of the aid industry. With sensitivity and nuance, playwright Huzir Sulaiman delves beneath media portrayals to discover a world where good people struggle with treacherous politics and flawed institutions.

Directed by Claire Wong, this unflinching examination of the idealism and heroism of humanitarian workers raises vital questions about our world – from the nature of conflict, the toxic nature of institutions, and the challenges we face when confronted with powers larger than ourselves.

Written by Huzir Sulaiman

Directed by Claire Wong

(Photo by Joel Lim @ Calibre Pictures)

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