The Common Air Plays Bleecker Street Theater

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The Common Air, a new social comedy by Alex Lyras and Robert McCaskill, is currently in previews at the Bleecker Street Theater.

Lyras stars in the piece, directed by McCaskill. The production will officially open at the Off-Broadway venue April 14.

According to press notes, The Common Air "confronts the universal anxieties of air travel as six desperate men encounter a monumental airport delay. The reason is unknown and a spiraling game of 'telephone' ensues in an effort to uncover the truth.  The airport delay — the common bond linking the characters — is rumored to be a result of a terrorist conspiracy."

The show's original score and sound design are by composer Ken Rich.

Lyras and McCaskill previously collaborated on Desperelics, which ran in both New York and Los Angeles, and Unequalibrium, which also ran on both coasts and was published in "Best Plays of 2002," and "Best Men's Monologues For the Twenty First Century." They have also penned two feature films together.

Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 4 PM. Special added performances are on April 13 at 2 and 7 PM. The Bleecker Street Theatre is located at 45 Bleecker Street. Tickets, beginning at $49.50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting

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