A Battle of Wills/Internal and External Begins Acorn Run May 31

News   A Battle of Wills/Internal and External Begins Acorn Run May 31 Cause Célèbre's A Battle of Wills/Internal and External, featuring Frances Sternhagen, Marian Seldes and Larry Pine, begins a limited engagement at the Acorn Theatre in Manhattan May 31.
Frances Sternhagen, Marian Seldes and Larry Pine
Frances Sternhagen, Marian Seldes and Larry Pine Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Presented for five performances, the series of three one-acts will be offered Sundays through June 21 as part of Cause Célèbre and the New Group's Part Time Productions. A Battle of Wills/Internal and External features a rotating line-up of actors including Delphi Harrington, Tasha Lawrence, Lizbeth Mackay, Carolyn McCormick, Larry Pine, Marian Seldes, John Shea, Kevin Stapleton and Frances Sternhagen.

Included are a collection of Dorothy Parker works, This Is On Me, adapted by Emmy winner Tom Fontana and directed by Antony Marsellis; Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes, directed by Christopher Hart; and Susan Charlotte's Love Divided, under the direction of John Shea, which centers on a sister and her brother, who suffers from schizophrenia.

Part of the proceeds from the series will go to Columbia Psychiatry's Lieber Schizophrenia Recovery Center.

For tickets, ranging $48-$130, phone (646) 366-9340 or visit Ticketcentral.com. The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.