ENRON

EnronIt was one of the most infamous scandals in corporate history: the spectacular rise and notorious fall of the American energy giant Enron and its founding partners Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling

ENRON takes us inside the bubble before it burst, exposing a rarefied, adrenalin-fuelled world of glamour, excitement and risk and the breath-taking hubris of those who concocted the fantasy and spun the hype. The amoral money-over-everything ethos that drove the traders and executives turned the name ‘Enron’ into a by-word for corporate abuse and accounting fraud.

Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, ENRON follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and loss, casting new light on the financial turmoil now engulfing the world.

New Theatre is thrilled to be presenting the Australian premiere of Lucy Prebble’s astonishing, satirical, sexy play. To quote director and critic Kevin Jackson on New Theatre’s decision to programme it: “ENRON is a powerful play that corporations would rather did not exist.”

“Not only is it wonderfully, theatrically conceived but it is also very, very informative for a lay person to learn how such a disaster was allowed to be … ENRON is too important a play not to be seen in Sydney.”

Lucy Prebble is one of Britain’s most acclaimed young writers, best known for creating the television series Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She won the 2004 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright for her debut play The Sugar Syndrome, and ENRON won the 2009 TMA Award for Best New Play and was nominated for Best Play in both the Evening Standard and Tony Awards.

ENRON
New Theatre – 542 King Street, Newtown
Season: 4 – 29 June 2013
Bookings: 1300 347 205 or online at: www.newtheatre.org.au

For more information, visit: www.newtheatre.org.au for details.

Image: by Bob Seary

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