December 2000: Enron, America’s seventh largest corporation, is heralded as a darling of the energy industry. Voted ‘America’s Most Innovative Company’ by Fortune magazine for six years in a row, Enron claims revenues of over $100 billion and employs well over 20,000 individuals.
December 2001: Enron files for bankruptcy. Former employees are paid an average of $4,500 worth of severance pay, losing pensions and medical insurance whilst top executives cash in stock worth over $115 million. The resulting inquest unearths political as well as corporate corruption, the effects of which are still felt in America today.
Just what happened? Exactly how did Enron destroy itself so completely and so rapidly? This epic tale of corporate irresponsibility, political corruption and human greed at its most dangerous extremes is one of the most important plays of our time. Enron utilises gripping personal drama, surreal humour and musical numbers to tell an unforgettable story that you’ll wish was fiction.