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Photo Flash: Square One Opens Season with Stephen Levenson's CORE VALUES

The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut will open its 28th Anniversary Season with the Connecticut premiere of Core Values beginning November 2 and continuing through November 19, 2017.

Steven Levenson's astute new play, Core Values, is "a comedy, though a dark one...a well-observed study of a dysfunctional workplace, with hilarious one-liners and sight gags" (New York Post). 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." (Time Out NY).

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. In a dismal and graying conference room, Richard and three of his employees are expected to review sales reports, perform trust exercises and set long-term goals for an increasingly uncertain future. Divorced, single dad Richard, meanwhile, is just looking to keep his business as well as himself together.

Playwright Steven Levenson is also the 2017 Tony Award-winning writer of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hanson.

The cast of Core Values includes three Square One Subscriber Award-Winners Jim Buffone, DANIELLE SULTINI (both from Milford, Ct) and DAVID VICTOR (Fairfield) plus a newcomer to Square One Theatre, Lynnette Victoria (Bridgeport).

The Square One Theatre's 28th season also includes Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus, "an unusually frank drama...This one goes for the jugular." (Chicago Tribune) running March 1 through March18, 2018) and James Lescene's The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky, which "leaves you beaming with joy" (The New York Times) running May 3 through May 20, 2018

Performances for each production begins the first Thursday (only) at 7pm and continue Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Discounted three-play subscriptions at $50 each are available now through November 19, 2017, online at squareonetheatre.com or via US mail order through the administrative office of Square One Theatre Company at 656 Longbrook Avenue, Stratford, CT 06614.

Single tickets will be available beginning October 18, 2017.

Square One Theatre is in residence at Stratford Academy located at 719 Birdseye Street in Stratford, Connecticut. Those new to Square One Theatre should set the GPS for 719 Birdseye Street in Stratford, Connecticut, located off I-95 at either Exit 31 or 32 (northbound and southbound). There is ample FREE parking.

Stratford Academy's stage has been re-configured by Square One into an intimate 64-seat black box-type theatre. The audience is seated in new padded chairs on the stage along with the actors, insuring that all patrons have a good seat to hear and see. With this redesigned, modern venue no audience member is more than 15 feet from the stage.

Tickets are:

$50 for three-play subscriptions

$20 for each adult single ticket

$19 for each senior citizen & student single ticket

Single tickets may be purchased:

By phone: Box Office at 203.375.8778(24/7)

Online at: squareonetheatre.com

In person: at box office 60 minutes prior to each performance

By mail: self-addressed, stamped envelope & check payable to Square One Theatre sent to Administrative Office; 656 Longbrook Avenue, Stratford, Ct 06614-5117

The Stratford Academy is wheelchair accessible. Please inform the box office of any special needs when reserving tickets.

For more information and up-to-date news about the theatre, the plays and the actors visit squareonetheatre.com

All play titles and dates are subject to change.

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Photo Flash: Square One Opens Season with Stephen Levenson's CORE VALUES
Danielle Sultini, Jim Buffone

Photo Flash: Square One Opens Season with Stephen Levenson's CORE VALUES
David Victor, Lynnette Victoria, Danielle Sultini, Jim Buffone

Photo Flash: Square One Opens Season with Stephen Levenson's CORE VALUES
David Victor, Lynnette Victoria

Photo Flash: Square One Opens Season with Stephen Levenson's CORE VALUES
Lynnette Victoria, Danielle Sultini



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