Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) returns to Broadway, bringing his newest work—Junk—to Lincoln Center Theater following its premiere at California's La Jolla Playhouse. Set over thirty years ago, this is a play about how, while most of us weren't watching, money became the only thing of real value. Doug Hughes, a Tony winner for Doubt, directs.
SYNOPSIS: It’s 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell has just landed on the cover of Time Magazine. Hailed as "America's Alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to re-shape the world.
Performances begin September 14
Information is subject to change prior to opening night.