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This show closed on May 5, 2019

About Junk

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.

Written by Ayad Akhtar

Directed by Jackie Maxwel

Run Time

2hrs (No intermission)

Start Date

End Date

An epic, strutting, slam-bang-wham piece of work.
Chicago Tribune

Arena Stage

1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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