19:45, Tue 30th October 2012 - Sat 3rd November 2012 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4
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: The Enron Scandal. Enron files for bankruptcy. Former employees are paid an average of $4,500 worth of severance pay and lose their 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? CUADC is proud to present this epic tale of corporate irresponsibility and human greed at its most dangerous extremes. One of the most important plays in recent years, Enron utilises gripping personal drama, surreal humour and even musical numbers to tell an unforgettable story that you’ll wish was fiction.