Street Corner Arts Presents JUNK By Ayad Akhtar
Street Corner Arts will bring Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of DISGRACED, Ayad Akhtar's JUNK (Nominated for 2 Tony Awards in 2018; Best Play, Best Lighting Design). Inspired by the junk bond scandal of the 80s and set in the manic high-stakes trading shark tank of Wall Street, JUNK takes you on whirlwind ride at the genesis of debt financing which was the root cause of the recent housing crisis in this country.
WHEN: February 15, 2019 - March 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Whisenhunt Stage at the ZACH Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: $25 General Admission; $20 Seniors, Educators, Students (with ID)
Tickets on sale now at www.streetcornerarts.org or call (512) 539-8638.
Saratoga-McDaniels' Izzy Peterman is buying, but Everson Steel's Tom Everson isn't selling. Simple problem. Work it out at the table, right? But nothing on Wall Street is easy or simple. And Bob Merkin of Sacker-Lowell, Saratoga-McDaniel's financing source, is determined to make it as complicated and self-serving, oh and by the way, as under-the-table as possible.
In a world where some say, "It's nothing personal, it's just business," turns out that's not exactly true. It's ALL personal. Beneath the war of numbers, JUNK reveals a tribal, almost-cultish subculture where racial, generational and gender politics echo the ever-prevalent rifts and skirmishes waged daily within our larger American society. In the movie WALL STREET, Gordon Gekko famously said "Greed is good." In JUNK, greed is God.
Directed by Benjamin Wallace Summers (WAITING FOR LEFTY, THE ALTRUISTS, BULL, POCATELLO) and Assistant Director Jeremy Lee Cudd (ACTUALLY). The production team is rounded out by Stage Manager Helen Hetrick, Lighting Designer Chris Conard, Scenic Design / Technical Director Zac Thomas and Costume Designer Talena Martinez.
Starring Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Molly Fonseca, Michael Stuart, Joe Penrod (returning to Austin for this special production!), Nguyen Stanton, Zac Carr, Zac Crofford, David Yakubik, Jason Graf, Sweet Van Loan, Scot Friedman, Annika Lekven, Craig Kanne, Lamont Lofton, Nate Dunaway and SCA's own Jeremy Brown and Rommel Sulit