Junk by Ayad Akhtar


Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the 1980’s, this riveting show offers an inside look at how money became the only thing that mattered.

Robert Merkin, resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell is on the cover of Time Magazine. Hailed as “America’s Alchemist”, his proclamation that “debt is an asset” propelled him to reshape the world. What Merkin sets in motion pits lawyers against journalists and magnates against workers in a financial civil war like no other.