2016/2017 Season

JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt

Fast-Paced Thriller

July 26 – August 21, 2016 | Mandell Weiss Theatre

By Ayad Akhtar | Directed by Doug Hughes

The Deal. The Board Room. The Takeover. This is the battleground where titanic egos collide, where modern day kings are made and unmade. It’s a world where debt is an asset and assets are excuses for more debt, a world where finance runs the show. How did we get here? How did the world we once knew change? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar takes us back to the hotbed of the ‘80s and offers us an origin story for the world that finance has given us, a sexy and epic thriller about an upstart genius hell-bent on changing all the rules.

Production Sponsors:

Daniel & Emily Einhorn  

Recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

Photo credit: The cast of JUNK, photo by Jim Carmody.

Cast & Creators
  • Ayad AkhtarPlaywright
  • Doug HughesDirector
  • Annika BorasAmy Merkin
  • Benjamin BurdickGiuseppi Addesso
  • Tony CarlinCorrigan Wiley/Union Rep/Curt
  • Josh CookeRobert Merkin
  • Zora HowardCharlene Stewart
  • Jennifer IkedaJudy Chen
  • Jason KravitsMurray Lefkowitz/Chen's Lawyer
  • Zakiya Iman MarklandJacqueline Blount
  • Jeff MarlowBoris Pronsky
  • Sean McIntyreMark O'Hare/Merkin's Lawyer/Union Worker
  • David RascheLeo Tressler
  • Matthew RauchIsrael Peterman
  • Armando RiescoRaúl Rivera
  • Linus RoacheThomas Everson
  • Hunter SpanglerDevon Atkins
  • Henry StramMaximilien Cizik
  • Keith A. WallaceKevin Walsh
  • Alexander GreenfieldAssociate Director
  • Amanda ZieveAssociate Lighting Designer
  • Chris LuessmannAssociate Sound Designer
  • Justin HumphresAssistant Scenic Designer
  • Desiree Hatfield-BuckleyAssistant Costume Designer
  • Jessie MedoferStage Management Assistant
  • Katie PyneStage Management Intern
  • Ashley MartinRehearsal Production Assistant
  • Samantha MattaDramaturgy Assistant
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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