A BATTLE OF WILLS: Internal and External.
Cause Célèbre, a not-for-profit theater dedicated to causes and charity, proudly announces the launch of Part-Time Productions and its inaugural presentation, A Battle of Wills: Internal and External. A Battle of Wills: Internal and External explores issues related to mental health via three one-act plays.The evening leads with This is On Me, written by Emmy Award®-winning writer Tom Fontana based on the work of Dorothy Parker and directed by Antony Marsellis. Renowned author, screenwriter and critic Dorothy Parker drew inspiration from the time in which she lived, the dazzling and daring Roaring Twenties. Her work, which earned her an O'Henry Award and two Academy Award nominations, was fueled by her endless battle with men, alcohol and herself. Tom Fontana, having explored the dark side of human nature in his acclaimed television hits “Oz,” “Homicide” and “St. Elsewhere,” is the ideal writer to adapt Parker's thought-provoking and poignant work. The evening continues with Ashes to Ashes, written by Nobel-prize winning playwright Harold Pinter and directed by Christopher Hart. In this extraordinary play, a wife’s torment has a profound impact upon her husband, as reality and the inner-workings of her mind become indistinguishable. Regardless of their origin, the wife’s troubled thoughts and images are very real – to her.
Love Divided By, written by award-winning writer Susan Charlotte and directed by Emmy winner John Shea, concludes the evening. During this compelling drama the audience watches as a sister gives in to her brother's desperate pleas to meet, only to discover why she has pushed him away.
Co-Chairs and Honorees (when applicable):
The Lieber Recovery and Rehabilitation Clinic for Psychotic Disorders at Columbia University.
The Acorn @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).
$60 - $130 (A portion of each ticket purchase is tax deductible).
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