Ayad Akhtar will participate in a free discussion with Doug Hughes before the October 24 performance of Akhtar's new play Junk as part of Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series.
Ayad Akhtar will participate in a free discussion with Doug Hughes before the October 24 performance of Akhtar's new play Junk as part of Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series.
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Lincoln Center Theater announced the latest installment in their Platform Series, tied to the Broadway premiere of Ayad Akhtar's new play Junk: a free pre-performance talk between Akhtar and the production's director, Doug Hughes, in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Tuesday, October 24, at 6pm.

The play is described as follows: "It's 1985. Robert Merkin, the resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell, has just landed on the cover of Time magazine. Hailed as 'America's Alchemist,' his proclamation that 'debt is an asset' has propelled him to dizzying heights. Zealously promoting his belief in the near-sacred infallibility of markets, he is trying to reshape the world. Junk is the story of Merkin's assault on American capitalism's holy of holies, the 'deal of the decade,' his attempt to take over an iconic American manufacturing company and, in the process, to change all the rules."

The cast will include Steven Pasquale, Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Demosthenes Chrysan, Jenelle Chu, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Ian Lassiter, Teresa Avia Lim, Adam Ludwig, Sean McIntyre, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Charlie Semine, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, Henry Stram, and Stephanie Umoh.

For tickets to Junk, click here.