Looking at the Sun

by Emily Bohannon

World Premiere

August 24 – September 3

Smock Alley Main Space, Temple Bar, Dublin

September 6 – 10

The Civic Main Space, Tallaght

A hilarious and moving new comedy about sad people on vacation.

Ron wants his family and friends to experience the summer vacation of his childhood. But his friends are too busy seeking a threesome, his kids don’t give a s**t, the Australians next door want to see the “real” America, and his wife won’t stop falling asleep.

Will he have a Summer of His Life? Will he connect with his family? Will he ever get cotton candy?

Director Kathleen Warner Yeates


Vaughn Alan Buckley
Gram Ryan Kelly
Straight Michael Kevin McMahon
Gay Michael Seán Mc Manus
Inga Niamh McPhillips
Tabitha Caroline Morahan
Ronalda Anna Nugent
Ronald Paul Nugent
Bernie Mark Schrier


Lighting Design by Cathy O’Carroll
Costume Design by Tara McKeever
Production Team Jessie Doyle, Ashley Steed, Yvonne Ussher
Publicity photography by Martin Dunne
Set Design by Kathyann Murphy
PR by Olivia Morahan


“Intrepid AboutFACE Theatre present this world premiere… plenty of great set pieces in the writing… excellent performances” -The Irish Independent

“****… an entertaining fast-paced sexy comedy directed with flair and imagination by Kathleen Warner Yeates” -Mail on Sunday

“A life affirming comedy” -Reviews Hub

“Very funny… a wonderful set” -No More Workhorse