Alexander Kulcsar and Ann Kinner in a scene from “A Picasso” at the Westport Community Theatre. / Contributed photo

WESTPORT — “A Picasso,” a play about the acclaimed and controversial artist in Paris during World War II, opens the Westport Community Theatre’s new season this week.

The play, by Jeffrey Hatcher, debuts at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the theater’s performing space in Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

Performances will run weekends through Sept. 24, with show times at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays. There also will be a Thursday performance at 8 p.m. Sept. 21.

Tickets cost $30 ($25 for seniors) and can be reserved online by clicking here or by calling 203-226-1983.

Set in Paris during 1941, the play follows Picasso after being “summoned from his favorite café by German occupation forces to a vault across the city for an interrogation by a cultural attaché from Berlin. And so begins a fascinating mystery about art, politics, sex and truth,” according to a publicity release for the show.

The production is directed by Alexander Kulcsar, and the featured performers are Ann Kinner and Kulcsar.

Subscriptions to the Westport Community Theatre’s five-play season also are available for $120, with a gift of an extra ticket per subscription. 

For details, visit the WCT website.