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Good Muslim Boy

08 Feb 2018

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By Ree Maloney

The Malthouse Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Osamah Sami’s hilarious “Good Muslim Boy” this month.

From February 9 to March 11, actor and comedian, Osamah Sami will let audiences take a glimpse at his rollercoaster life.

People will both laugh and cry with his story. From a survivor of the Iran-Iraq war to faking a perfect Year 12 score to get into Melbourne University, Osamah’s life journey is one to watch.

Amongst other things, Osamah is the proud owner of a fake medical degree from Melbourne University, speaks six languages, starred as Saddam Hussein in a musical comedy and was mistaken for a terrorist in the USA.

His romantic journey includes three attempts at proposed “temporary marriage” and escaping an arranged marriage by running away on the day of the event.

The book Good Muslim Boy was winner of the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and the 2015 International Golden Phoenix Award for its contribution to Iraqi culture in diaspora.

Directed by Janice Muller, the play is described as a “Kafkaesque tale” that “makes light of spectacular absurdity and highlights the beautiful contradictions found at the cross currents of two cultures.”

It’s recommended for ages 15 plus. For more information and to book tickets visit: malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/good-muslim-boy

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