Junk at Arena Stage Eric Drooker
Performance Dates
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.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes


Union Rep/Corrigan Wiley
Giuseppi Addesso
Maximilien Cizik
Kevin Walsh/Curt
Charlene Stewart/Lawyer
Thomas Everson, Jr.
Mark O'Hare
Devon Atkins
Jacqueline Blount
Robert Merkin
Israel Peterman
Murray Lefkowitz
Judy Chen
Raul Rivera
Boris Pronsky

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