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GOOD MUSLIM BOY

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"I thought you and I could get away… away from this headache. Freshen up, get a new perspective. Put our feet up, or down."

"Yeah but ... I can’t just up and go because you suddenly feel like going to .... Hawaii.

" Hawaii?! (laughing) No, son. We’re going to Iran!"


Osamah's father is his hero. He taught his son that anything is possible and Osamah has been testing the limits his whole life. But when Osamah's hero dies unexpectedly he must draw on every ounce of faith, stamina and wit to negotiate the labyrinth of AK-47-wielding Iranian bureaucrats, shady dealers and a family searching for answers, to bring his father back ‘home’ to Australia.

Drawn from his award-winning memoir Good Muslim Boy and his smash hit film Ali's Wedding, this is a heartbreaking, and at times, hilarious story of family, love and the beauty found at the cross currents of two cultures.

WATCH Good Muslim Boy: Interview with Osamah Sami / Malthouse Prompt

WATCH Good Muslim Boy: Interview with Janice Muller / Malthouse Prompt

  • memoir, drama, comedy
  • 90
  • 3 total
  • 1 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • culturally and linguistically diverse
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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  • PRODUCTION HISTORY

WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

MALTHOUSE THEATRE

A Malthouse Theatre and Queensland Theatre production. 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

TRAILER

MALTHOUSE THEATRE

BY / Osamah Sami, adapted for the stage by Osamah Sami and Janice Muller DIRECTION / Janice Muller VIDEOGRAPHY / Einwick A Malthouse Theatre and Queensland Theatre production.

INTERVIEW

MALTHOUSE THEATRE

Good Muslim Boy: Interview with Rodney Afif & Nicole Nabout / Malthouse Prompt

REVIEW

THE AGE, CAMERON WOODHEAD, 15 FEB 2018

"It's a hell of a story, packed with colour and absurdity, as Sami navigates encounters with scammers and Samaritans, drug-dealing taxi drivers and cold-eyed bureaucrats, with the clock ticking down on his visa all the while." - Cameron Woodhead, The Age

REVIEW

ARTS HUB, LIAM MCLOUGHLIN, 2016

"A BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED PRODUCTION AND COMPELLINGLY PERFORMED" — ArtsHub

EDUCATION RESOURCES

MALTHOUSE THEATRE

2018 Good Muslim Boy PROMPT PACK / MALTHOUSE THEATRE

MULTI-AWARD WINNING MEMOIR BY OSAMAH SAMI

OSAMAHSAMI.COM

“It’s the kind of book you read with your mouth open, amazed that it’s all true.” – The Age

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