The Square One Theatre Company in Stratford, Connecticut announces that its 28th Anniversary Season will include Core Values, “an entertaining play with many genuinely funny, laugh-out-loud moments” (theatremania.com); White Guy on the Bus, “an unusually frank drama…This one goes for the jugular.” (Chicago Tribune) and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky, which “leaves you beaming with joy” (The New York Times).
In Steven Levenson’s Core Values, the owner of a small, struggling travel agency finds the world around him is changing at a dizzying pace. Clinging to the values he holds most dear: teamwork, loyalty and the incalculable importance of good trust falls, it takes a weekend staff retreat for him to realize that his team-building exercises won’t stave off the realities of a rapidly evolving marketplace. Steven Levenson is also the book writer of Broadway’s award-winning Dear Evan Hanson. Core Values opens on Thursday, November 2 and continues through Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Bruce Graham’s White Guy on the Bus, replaces the originally announced Agnes of God. Graham also authored The Outgoing Tide, which garnered critical and popular acclaim for Square One two seasons ago. In this recent Off-Broadway production, a wealthy white businessman rides the same bus, week after week, befriending a single black mon. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions begin to rise, igniting a disturbing and crucial exploration of race. According to BroadStreetReview.com, “Playwright Bruce Graham has a delicious way of penning realistic-sounding talk that seems to meander, but actually articulates important themes and ideas entertainingly and without preachiness”. White Guy on the Bus opens Thursday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, March18, 2018.
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky features one actor portraying every character in a small Jersey shore town unraveling the story of Leonard Pelky, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year old who has gone missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he is gone, Leonard becomes an unexpected inspiration as the town’s citizens question how they live, who they love and what they leave behind. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelky opens Thursday, May 3 and continues through Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Performances for each of the three productions begin 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 16, 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.
$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.