JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt

JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt

by Ayad Akhtar

directed by Doug Hughes

Originally produced at La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA

July 26 – August 21, 2016

About the Premiere Production:

(Pictured L-R, lower level: Henry Stram, Linus Roache, Armando Riesco, and Zakiya Iman Markland. Photo by Jim Carmody.)

Synopsis: The Deal. The Board Room. The Takeover. This is the battleground where titanic egos collide, where modern day kings are made and unmade. It's a world where debt is an asset and assets are excuses for more debt, a world where finance runs the show. How did we get here? How did the world we once knew change? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar takes us back to the hotbed of the ‘80s and offers us an origin story for the world that finance has given us, a sexy and epic thriller about an upstart genius hell-bent on changing all the rules.

Cast: Annika Boras, Benjamin Burdick, Tony Carlin, Josh Cooke, Zora Howard, Jennifer Ikeda, Jason Kravits, Jeff Marlow, Zakiya Iman Markland, Sean McIntyre, David Rasche, Matthew Rauch, Armando Riesco, Linus Roache, Henry Spangler, Henry Stram, and Keith Wallace.

Set Designer:  John Lee Beatty

Lighting Designer: Ben Stanton

Costume Designer: William Mellette

Sound Designer: Mark Bennett