Production still for "Good Muslim Boy". L-R: Osamah Sami, Rodney Afif, Nicole Nabout. Photographer: Tim Grey
Good Muslim Boy
By Osamah Sami
09 February 2018 – 11 March 2018 Beckett Theatre
Malthouse Theatre, Queensland Theatre,
New Adaptation Commission Theatre World Premiere Co-Production
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.
This production had a season with Queensland Theatre in July.
"A BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED PRODUCTION AND COMPELLINGLY PERFORMED"
"A TRUE COMING-OF-AGE TALE UNLIKE ANY OTHER"
— The Ae
Production still for "Good Muslim Boy". L-R: Rodney Afif, Osamah Sami, Nicole Nabout. Photographer: Tim Grey
Production still for "Good Muslim Boy". Osamah Sami. Photographer: Tim Grey
Production still for "Good Muslim Boy". L-R: Nicole Nabout, Osamah Sami. Photographer: Tim Grey
Production still for "Good Muslim Boy". L-R: Osamah Sami, Rodney Afif. Photographer: Tim Grey
A Malthouse Theatre and Queensland Theatre production. Special thanks to Pieces of Eight Gallery.