GOOD MUSLIM BOY

BY OSAMAH SAMI

Osamah Sami’s father inspired him to believe that anything was possible, and he’s been testing the limits his entire life. He speaks six languages. He has a black belt in taekwondo and a fake medical degree. He starred as Saddam Hussein in a musical comedy, then got mistaken for a terrorist at the airport in the USA.

Osamah’s father is his hero. When the pair visit Iran together, his hero dies. To bring his body back to Australia, Osamah must draw on every ounce of will and wit to wend his way through the minefield of Iranian bureaucracy.

Drawing from his award-winning novel of the same name and his recent smash hit film Ali’s Wedding, Good Muslim Boy recounts Osamah’s hilarious and heartbreaking personal history and the beauty and contradictions found at the cross currents of two cultures.

★★★★½
"A BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED PRODUCTION AND COMPELLINGLY PERFORMED"
— – ARTSHUB
★★★★
"A TRUE COMING-OF-AGE TALE UNLIKE ANY OTHER"
— - THE AGE

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A Malthouse Theatre and Queensland Theatre production. Special thanks to Pieces of Eight Gallery.

Key Image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Tim Grey 

Partners

BY /

Osamah Sami, adapted for the stage by Osamah Sami and Janice Muller

DIRECTION /

Janice Muller    

CAST /

Rodney Afif, Nicole Nabout, Osamah Sami

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /

Romanie Harper

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Ben Hughes

SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /

Phil Slade

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 8pm Fri 9 Feb, 8pm Sat 10 Feb, 7pm Mon 12 Feb, 7pm Tue 13 Feb
OPENING NIGHT 8pm, Wed 14 Feb
AUSLAN INTERPRETED 8pm, Fri 9 Mar **SOLD OUT**

Location

Beckett Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION / 

85 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Contains coarse language, haze, and loud sounds.