Square One Theatre opens season with play on Freud

Square One Theatre Company in Stratford will open its 2013-14 season with the Connecticut premiere of “Freud’s Last Session," which had a successful Off-Broadway run in New York.

The play by Mark St. Germain centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a young, little-known professor, C.S. Lewis (author of the “Narnia” series), to his home in London.

On the day England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash on the existence of God, love, sex and the meaning of life — only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own.

“Lively, provocative and witty!” is how New York Magazine described the play.

Nine performances

There will be nine performances from Friday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Stratford Theater, 2422 Main St., Stratford. Tickets are $20 adults and $19 seniors and students.

Purchase tickets by phone at 203-375-8778, online at squareonetheatre.com, or beginning an hour before the show at the theater box office.

The lineup for the rest of the season is “Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies from Feb. 28 to March 15; and “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” by Charles Busch from May 16 to 31.

Square One also offers a three-play season subscription for $45.