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Homesick

PRESENTED BY W!LD RICE
WRITTEN BY Alfian Sa’at
DIRECTED BY Jonathan Lim
STARRING Chermaine Ang / Nelson Chia / Serena Ho / Lim Kay Siu / Neo Swee Lin / Remesh Panicker / Eleanor Tan / Hansel Tan
DATES 2 – 6 August 2006
VENUE Drama Centre Theatre

The year is 2003, at the peak of the SARS crisis.

The Koh family, scattered across the globe, is forced to reunite when the family patriarch falls ill. They have not spoken to each other for years, and are compelled to confront various unresolved issues – sibling rivalries, desertions and betrayals.

Suddenly, Pa is diagnosed as a suspected SARS case, and a home quarantine order is slapped on the household. For the next ten days, there is no avoiding one another! Rooms are occupied, lines are drawn, and World War III threatens to erupt!

What does it mean to belong to a family? Or to a country? How do the bonds that hold them together also hold them back? After a family that quits together, stays together…

Homesick is a dark comedy about migration and exile, identity and rootlessness, virus and memory, home and blood. So grab your passports and come with us.