Good Muslim Boy | Queensland Theatre
12 July - 04 August [Past Event] Cremorne Theatre, QPACBuy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

An irreverent but tender memoir of a father, a son and a question of faith

What does it mean to be a good Muslim boy? You probably shouldn’t gawk at girls in bikinis or fake a medical degree. If you must be an actor, you shouldn’t play a gay man on television, or Saddam Hussein in a post 9/11 American musical. And you definitely, definitely shouldn’t leave an arranged bride at the altar. 
Meet Osamah Sami. He’s done all of the above. Interesting, considering his father is one of the leading Islamic clerics in Australia, having pulled his family out of war-torn Iran to settle in suburban Melbourne. 

But when his kindly and unorthodox dad dies suddenly during a trip to Iran, Osamah must grapple with an inscrutable and corrupt bureaucracy in his fight to bring his father’s body home to Australia – all the while looking back on his life in a haunting, hilarious and heart-wrenching retrospective.

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Cast Includes Rodney Afif, Nicole Nabout, Osamah Sami

Designer Romanie Harper

Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

Sound Designer & Composer Phil Slade 

This production contains coarse language, haze, and loud sounds.

Running Time 
Approximately 85 minutes with no interval.

Play Briefing 
Monday 9 July, 6pm - 7pm 
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC 

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