DETAILS

Approximate Running Time: 2hrs and 30 minutes with no intermission
Recommended Age: 14 and Up

THE MIDWEST PREMIERE DIRECT FROM BROADWAY

Milwaukee’s own Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar returns to The Rep with his epic new play, Junk.

Immediately following its acclaimed Broadway run at Lincoln Center and featuring one of the largest casts ever on the Quadracci Powerhouse stage, this riveting story is set in the financial world of the 1980s. Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, it’s a battleground of titanic egos, where magnates are pitted against workers, lawyers against journalists, and everyone against themselves. With Junk, debt is an asset, and we see from the inside how money became the only thing that mattered.

ARTISTS


N’Jameh Camara*
Jacqueline Blount


Dominic Comparatore*
Giuseppi Addesso


Matt Daniels*
Maximilien Cizek


Todd Denning*
Corrigan Wiley/Union Leader


DiMonte Henning*
Kevin Walsh


Rebecca Hirota*
Judy Chen


Justin Huen*
Raúl Rivera


Gregory Linington*
Robert Merkin


Brian Mani*
Leo Tresler


Michael Milligan*
Mark O’Hare


Norman Moses*
Murray Lefkowitz


James Ridge*
Thomas Everson


Rachel Sledd*
Amy Merkin


Demetrios Troy*
Israel Peterman


Jonathan Wainwright*
Boris Pronsky

 


Ayad Akhtar
Playwright


Mark Clements
Director

 

Todd Edward Ivins ±
Scenic Designer

Theresa Ham
Costume Design

Thom Weaver
Lighting Design

Lindsay Jones
Original Music & Sound Design

Jared Mezzocchi
Projection Designer

Clare Arena Haden
Dialect Coach

Deanie Vallone
Production Dramaturg

Frank Honts
Casting Director

Laura F. Wendt*
Stage Manager

Jane Heer*
Assistant Stage Manager

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

EVENTS

PRE
SHOW

Rep-in-Depth
A pre-show conversation with cast member Matt Daniels. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.
Sponsored by:

 

TUE
JAN 22
6:30PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

WED
JAN 23

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

MON
JAN 28
5:30-7PM

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – Power & Money & Response & Resistance
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Visit the Jewish Museum Milwaukee exhibit, “Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare” and listen in as a roundtable of local thought leaders discuss the impact of federal funding on their work. Learn more

 

WED
JAN 30

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

MON
FEB 4
5:15-7:00PM

SALON – Power & Money & Millennials & Avocado Toast
Bay View Library • Free Admission
Join local artists, economists, and millennials of all types for a salon-style event to exploring the financial landscape of the millennial generation (and—of course—there will be avocado toast). Learn more

 

WED
FEB 6

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

THUR
FEB 7
7:30PM

ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

 

SUN
FEB 10
2PM

Captioned Theater Performance
This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

WED
FEB 13

TalkBack
Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

 

VIDEOS

 

Mark's Take

Mark's Take | Junk
 

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January 15 – February 17, 2019
Quadracci Powerhouse
by Ayad Akhtar 
Directed by Mark Clements

PRESENTED BY CHRISTINE SYMCHYCH AND JIM McNULTY

Sponsored by
Associated Bank

Sponsored by
National Endowment for the Arts

Media Sponsor
Milwaukee Business Journal

 

Executive Producers
Rhonda & Greg Oberland
Caran & Joel Quadracci

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