In our first short play, three bridge-and-tunnel construction workers reveal secret pasts over their lunch pails. In the second, on the cusp of World War II, two young strangers meet on a train and find out they may know each other better than they know themselves. Playing on Air’s latest episode features two plays by David Ives and Arlene Hutton, about how the identities we cling to hold us back – or help us survive.
Mere Mortals, a comedy by David Ives, features Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire,” Blue Jasmine, Annie, Chef), Matthew Maher (Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play at Playwrights Horizons) and Alfredo Narciso (“Madam Secretary”). Last Train To Nibroc by Arlene Hutton features Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife,” “Emily Owens MD,” “The Big C”) and Gregg Mozgala. Includes interviews with David Ives and the cast of Mere Mortals and with Arlene Hutton.