We spend much of our lives trying to filter out the voices of our parents and grandparents from out heads, but at some point it becomes apparent that our world view has been shaped by them. In Black Tie, the current show by Square One Theatre, the father of the groom (named Curtis) is attending his son's wedding somewhere in the Adirondacks. He wants to make a memorable toast, but first he must defend the ways of his past, including his clothes. A surprise guest arrives and causes some chaos, so Curtis needs to figure out how to balance the standards of his own deceased father with the needs of his future family. It was written by playwright A.R. Gurney, and it closes out Square One's 23rd season.
Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main St., Stratford. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. Sat., June 1, 4 & 8 p.m. May. 17- June 1. $19-$20. (203) 375-8778. squareonetheatre.com.