Fasten your seatbelts for a rapid-fire, sophisticated thrill ride that propels you through one of the most infamous financial scandals in history! With a spicy blend of humor, pathos, and music, the big biz machinations of Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, and Andy Fastow are laid bare as razzle-dazzle entertainment. Lucy Prebble’s Enron casts a shocking new light on today’s economy and how we got here.
Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in October of 2010.
Director: Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Chris Butler as Trader/Geek/Others
Jackie Emerson as Voice of the Daughter
Greg Germann as Andrew Fastow
Pamela J. Gray as Sheryl Sloman/Elyse Deluca/Irene Grant
Gregory Itzin as Kenneth Lay
Kasey Mahaffy as Trader/Employee/Others
Jon Matthews as Trader/Arthur Andersen/Lehman Brother/Judge
Julia Mcilvaine as Gayle Davenport/Others
Amy Pietz as Claudia Roe
Russell Soder as Trader/Grubman/Others
Steven Weber as Jeffrey Skilling
Kenneth Alan Williams as Lawyer/Others
Matthew Wolf as Employee/Trader/Others
Associate Producers: Christina Montaño, Jennifer Brooks
Recording Engineer/Sound Designer/Editor: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Foley Artist: Theresa Arrison
Music Supervisor: Scott Willis
Original music composed by Adam Cork and musical direction by Dale von Seggern
I purchased this book thinking it would offer additional insights to the Enron debacle. Hundreds, probably thousands of Americans lost their jobs and their pensions due to the malfeasance of Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling and Andy Fastow. To make this into a “comedy” is disgusting. I’d be willing to bet that few, if any, of the theater goers understand Mark to Market accounting or special purpose entities, but all who saw this farce should be aware of the depth of despair this accounting scandal caused. To make it into a joke is not funny.
Save your money
- M. S.
Thought provoking and concise
Does an excellent job at allowing a view into Enron and it's bizarre culture that made fraud seem reasonable.