Newman, Seldes and Pine Set for A Battle of Wills/Internal and External | Playbill

News Newman, Seldes and Pine Set for A Battle of Wills/Internal and External
Phyllis Newman, Marian Seldes and Larry Pine will take part in Cause Célèbre's A Battle of Wills/Internal and External at the Acorn Theatre.

The series of three one-act plays will run Sundays, May 31-June 21 as part of Part Time Productions, a co-presentation of Cause Célèbre and the New Group. Part of the proceeds from the series will go to Columbia Psychiatry's Lieber Schizophrenia Recovery Center.

Included are a collection of Dorothy Parker works, This Is On Me, adapted by Emmy-winner Tom Fontana. Antony Marsellis directs a cast including Delphi Harrington, Phyllis Newman and Marian Seldes.

Christopher Hart will direct Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes, featuring Lizbeth MacKay and Larry Pine. "In this extraordinary play," press notes state, "a wife's torment is relayed to her husband. We do not know what is real, what is fantasy. Imagined or not the wife’s troubled thoughts and Images are very real—to her."

Susan Charlotte's Love Divided will also be presented, featuring Tasha Lawrance, John Shea and Kevin Stapleton, under Shea's direction. The play centers around a sister and her brother, who suffers from schizophrenia.

For tickets, ranging $65-$130, phone (646) 366-9340 or visit The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.

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