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Exploring ‘Core Values’ at Square One Theatre

October 30, 2017 GMT

The Square One Theatre Company, at Stratford Academy, will open its 28th season with the Connecticut premiere of “Core Values,” a dark comedy about a dysfunctional workplace by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson.

According to the theater: “With the world-around him changing at a dizzying pace, CEO Richard, the owner of a small, struggling travel agency clings to the work values he holds most dear: teamwork, loyalty and the incalculable importance of a good trust fall. However, it takes a weekend staff retreat for him to realize that his team-building exercises are not enough to stave off the realities of a rapidly evolving marketplace.” It will run Thursday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 19.

Time Out New York describes it this way: This “laugh-out-loud funny, sigh-out-loud/sad new play captures the spirit of the age; and it will feel all too familiar to anyone who’s ever found themselves caught in the hamster wheel of a dying industry.”

The cast features Jim Buffone and Danielle Sultini, both from Milford; David Victor of Fairfield; and Lynnette Victoria, of Bridgeport.

The Square One Theatre’s 28th season also includes Bruce Graham’s “White Guy on the Bus,” running March 1-18; and James Lescene’s “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky,” running May 3-20.

Stratford Academy, 719 Birdseye Street, Stratford. Nov. 2-19. First Thursday (only) at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. $50 for a 3-play subscription; $20 single tickets, $19 for seniors and students. Free parking. 203-375-8778.