By Ayad Akhtar

August 24 – September 9

The Circuit Playhouse

Financier, Robert Merkin, will stop at nothing to take over an iconic American manufacturing company, changing the rules as he goes. Set in the high-flying, risk-seeking, teetering financial world of the 1980s and inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, this riveting story shows us, from the inside, how money became the only thing that mattered.

Adult Situations and Adult Language




Announcing Auditions for The Circuit Playhouse season opener – JUNK
WHEN:  Saturday, June 9th, 1pm
WHERE:  The Circuit Playhouse, 51 South Cooper Street, 38104
CASTING:  3 Female Actors, Ages 21 and Up (Asian, African-American, and Caucasian) and 13 Male Actors (Caucasian, African-American, and Hispanic actors specified) Ages 21 and Up.  ALL ethnicities welcome and encouraged to attend.   ***Please Note – The role of Amy Merkin has been filled by Resident Company Member Kim Sanders.  For a character breakdown please email Courtney Oliver at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org
WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare for cold-readings from the script.  Scripts will be available for check out one week before the audition.  Also please prepare to tell the director a joke of your choosing!
JUNK is directed by Chicago Guest Artist Warner Crocker.  Rehearsals will begin July 17th.  The show runs at The Circuit Playhouse from August 24th through September 9th.
For more information about these auditions, please contact Courtney Oliver at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org.