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Wall Street Drama

Junk

  • Credits

    Playwright
    Ayad Akhtar

    Directed by
    Jackie Maxwell

  • Location

    The Fichandler Stage

“An epic, strutting, slam-bang-wham piece of work.”

– Chicago Tribune

Junk is generously sponsored by Joan and David Maxwell.
Corporate support for Junk is provided by AT&T

As the brilliant and calculating Robert Merkin prepares a hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company, he is not concerned about crossing the line to get what he wants in the name of “saving America.” Inspired by the volatile and cut-throat financial world and the junk bond giants of the 1980s, “this epic piece of work” (Chicago Tribune) is an enticing look at the money makers, their hubris and those who tried to hold them accountable. Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar’s (Disgraced) latest work asks if redemption is truly possible or if there is always a new scheme waiting in the wings.

Cast

ELLIOTT BALES

Union Rep / Corrigan Wiley

NICHOLAS BAROUDI

Giuseppe Addesso

LISE BRUNEAU

Maximilien Cizik

JABEN EARLY

Kevin Walsh / Curt

AMANDA FORSTROM

Charlene Stewart / Lawyer

SHANARA GABRIELLE

Amy Merkin

EDWARD GERO

Thomas Everson, Jr.

MICHAEL GLENN

Mark O’Hare

DYLAN JACKSON

Devon Atkins

KASHAYNA JOHNSON

Jacqueline Blount

THOMAS KEEGAN

Robert Merkin

DAVID ANDREW MACDONALD

Leo Tresler

JONATHAN DAVID MARTIN

Israel Peterman

MICHAEL RUSSOTTO

Murray Lefkowitz

NANCY SUN

Judy Chen

PERRY YOUNG

Raúl Rivera

ELAN ZAFIR

Boris Pronsky

Creative

AYAD AKHTAR

Playwright

JACKIE MAXWELL

Director

MISHA KACHMAN

Set Designer

JUDITH BOWDEN

Costume Designer

JASON LYONS

Lighting Designer

DARRON L WEST

Sound Designer

LEWIS SHAW

Fight Director

LISA NATHANS

Dialect and Vocal Coach

CHRISTI B. SPANN

Stage Manager

RACHAEL DANIELLE ALBERT

Assistant Stage Manager

Multimedia

Ayad Akhtar talks about "Junk" at Arena Stage
Photo of Thomas Keegan by Tony Powell.
Photo of the cast of Junk by Tony Powell.

In The News

Broadway World

Nancy Sun is back in the world of finance in Junk

Broadway World

Cast and Creative Team celebrate Junk's first rehearsal

Theatermania

Thomas Keegan, Edward Gero, and More to Star in Ayad Akhtar's Junk

Washington Post

Arena Stage looks into history for inspiration in 2018/19 season

American Theatre Magazine

Arena’s 2018-19 Season to Feature New Tom Kitt/Nell Benjamin Musical

Playbill

The 69th lineup at the Washington, D.C. venue will also include the a cappella musical Jubilee and Junk.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. purchase

Open Captioned
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. purchase
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. purchase

Events

Post-Show Discussions
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.