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Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019
Displaced Persons' Welcome Dinner by Checkpoint Theatre (SG)

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.

As the home of new Singapore playwriting, Checkpoint Theatre has produced some of the most vibrant contemporary Asian plays in recent Singapore history, exploring complex issues in deeply personal ways, with richly layered texts and refined aesthetics.

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.

Start Sales Date

Early Bird Sales
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3 Dec 2018, 12pm

Public Sales
26 Mar 2019, 12am

Other Channels:
26 Mar 2019, 10am




Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes (with No Intermission)

Promoter Name
Arts House Limited

Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: Advisory: Mature Content & Coarse Language
  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old.
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Late Seating Advisory

  • Patrons are advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Late arrival may result in non-admittance until a suitable break in the performance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event

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Event Date
Fri, 24 - Sun, 26 May 2019

Fri: 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 3pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$60, S$40

Seating Plan