Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    9 Feb – 11 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    85 minutes (no interval)

  • LATECOMERS /

    Doors open early. To ensure you don’t miss a second, please plan to be seated 5 minutes before the performance start time. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable time in the performance, and to a different seat if necessary.

  • TOILETGOERS /

    Re-admittance into the theatre during the performance will be at the discretion of our Front of House staff, and is not guaranteed.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains coarse language, haze, and loud sounds

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

  • Download / Program

Season 2018

Good Muslim Boy

9 FEB – 11 MAR 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    9 Feb – 11 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    85 minutes (no interval)

  • LATECOMERS /

    Doors open early. To ensure you don’t miss a second, please plan to be seated 5 minutes before the performance start time. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable time in the performance, and to a different seat if necessary.

  • TOILETGOERS /

    Re-admittance into the theatre during the performance will be at the discretion of our Front of House staff, and is not guaranteed.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains coarse language, haze, and loud sounds

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

  • Download / Program

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
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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

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEWS
8pm, Friday 9 February
8pm, Saturday 10 February
7pm, Monday 12 February
7pm, Tuesday 13 February

OPENING NIGHT
8pm, Wednesday 14 February

AUSLAN INTERPRETATION
8pm, Friday 9 March **SOLD OUT**

TIME TO TALK

7pm, Tuesday 20 February

Supported by our Major Partner Monash University.

FACILITATED BY / Associate Professor Jane Montgomery Griffiths and featuring Dr Gay Breyley; an expert on the Iranian diaspora and contemporary performance in Iran.

GJ Breyley holds an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship for her current project, ‘A historical study of modern Iran and its diaspora through the music, career and cultural significance of pop star Googoosh’. She is also the founding convener of the Central and West Asia and Diasporas Research Network.

On the blog

WRITER'S NOTE / Good Muslim Boy

A note from the co-writer and star of Good Muslim Boy Osamah Sami

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A Malthouse Theatre and Queensland Theatre production.


Special thanks to Pieces of Eight Gallery.


Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.