Finn Gibson and Maximillian Howard; Isobel Kelly
Finn Gibson and Maximillian Howard; Isobel Kelly
Showcasing the talents of playwright Fritz Lyon and a trio of young Belfast actors, The Playhouse Theater Company presents two one-acts in July. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13 and 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees July 14 and 21 at 4:00. 

Directed by Mary Weaver, these are two of her favorites written by Lyon, her longtime collaborator. The Apple Joke written in 1967, was her introduction to Lyon’s buffoonery and the first play she produced in the Belfast Opera House, in 1986. So What’s My Motivation was written in Belfast in 2001 and is Lyon’s comic take on actors and acting.

Maximillian Howard (TJ, App) grew up performing in plays at The Playhouse and now continues acting at college. He is experienced as a director, puppet designer, producer and playwright. Isobel Kelly (Lee, Susan) just graduated from Belfast Area High School; this will be her fifth production with The Playhouse, and her 10th production in town. Finn Gibson (Guy, Buff) has performed in many plays at The Playhouse, starting with Beware the Jabberwocky in 2010, and most recently in Drop Dead and Splitting Heirs.

Now in it’s 25th season, The Playhouse, 107 Church Street, is an intimate theater with limited seating; call 338-5777 for reservations. Tickets are $15; seniors and students $10. Pay at the door.