Victory Gardens Theater opens its 29th season with Ann Noble's new contemporary drama Ariadne's Thread, directed by Victory Gardens' Associate Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. Three cities and fourteen telephones are the threads in this funny, touching and topical story of intersecting lives. Yet despite all the talking, is anybody really communicating? When random connections start to form patterns, each character discovers how deep her resources are for love, humor and compassion, and whether the path through the labyrinth of life will be as frightening as originally thought. There is an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, October 9.