FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF DISGRACED
Ayad Akhtar returns to Lincoln Center Theater with his new play, Junk. Set in the high-flying, risk-seeking, teetering financial world of the 1980s and inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, this riveting story shows us from the inside how money became the only thing that mattered.
Financier Robert Merkin will stop at nothing to take over an iconic American manufacturing company, changing the rules as he goes. With his brilliance matched only by his swagger, Merkin sets in motion nothing less than a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and everyone against themselves.
Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County and TV’s “Rescue Me”) leads an impeccable cast, directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), in this no-holds-barred portrait of Wall Street at its most powerful — and most dangerous.
The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (Sets), Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Ben Stanton (Lighting), Mark Bennett (Original Music and Sound) and 59 Productions (Projections).
Previews begin October 5.