The dark side of the American Dream
Lincoln Center Theater,
Set in the high-flying, risk-seeking, teetering financial world of the 1980s and inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, Ayad Akhtar’s Junk 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 every one against themselves.
Directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes, the production features set design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber and projection design by 59 Productions.
John Lee Beatty
Original Music and Sound