A hard working farming couple, their egotistical daughter, and disregarded son are taking in a Syrian refugee... at least they’re trying to. First they must impress the hard nosed representative from the Refugee Council of Australia. This will involve wearing pants, demonstrating a sensitive cultural awareness, keeping unwanted boyfriends, girlfriends, and neighbours at bay, and ensuring everyone stays alive.

"This is a hilarious play. It draws out two contradictory aspects of Australian Culture. It shows the traditional, genuine Australian instinct for hospitality and concern for those in need; and sets that against the hysteria about refugees and, in particular, Muslim refugees. It captures the Australian capacity for hiding (and hiding from) our worst impulses and our worst conduct". - Julian Burnside, AO QC.

  • black comedy
  • 70
  • 10 total
  • 5 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • culturally and linguistically diverse
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 33

EXTRACT: I can have a pretty short temper when people are bull shitting me, and to be honest I crap on a bit myself. Is that hypercritical? Yes it is.

Adult language


Courtesy of Salt House Theatre Company

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