The Stage at Thank You Five will perform “Junk” by Ayad Akhtar at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 20-21, and 2 p.m. Sept. 22, at 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Unit 2N, Port Orange.
Set in 1985, “Junk” tells the story of Robert Merkin, resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker-Lowell. Hailed as "America's Alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to a dizzying level of success, including being featured on the cover of Time magazine.
Occurring during a period when U.S. manufacturing was in stark decline and junk-bond financing was the new amphetamine, the play focuses on a point of momentous transition in our financial system. By orchestrating the takeover of a massive steel manufacturer, Mr. Merkin intends to do the "deal of the decade," the one that will rewrite all the rules.
Working on his broadest canvas to date, Pulitzer Prize- winner Mr. Akhtar has written a modern-day morality tale that scrupulously questions the possibility of moral choice in a world where money, the new might, now makes right.
Thank You Five’s production of “Junk” is directed by Rip Pellaton.
Note: This play contains strong language and adult situations.
Tickets are $17. For more information, call (386) 295-5699 or visit thankyoufive.org.