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.
"A BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED PRODUCTION AND COMPELLINGLY PERFORMED"
"A TRUE COMING-OF-AGE TALE UNLIKE ANY OTHER"
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
Osamah Sami, adapted for the stage by Osamah Sami and Janice Muller
Rodney Afif, Nicole Nabout, Osamah Sami
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|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|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe 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.
85 minutes (no interval)
Contains coarse language, haze, and loud sounds.