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.