Enron – Theater Review
Enron looks at the collapse of the Texas energy company in the 1990s and casts a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself today.
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Enron is obviously about the corporation that really began the downfall of the banking system, the mortgage market, and the recession that really crippled America for the last couple of years. The cast is led by Norbert Leo Butz, who plays Jeffrey Skilling. Gregory Itzen, who you might know from 24 Hours, plays Kenneth Lay, Claudia Roe is played by Marin Mazzie. Andy Fastow, who was the CFO, is played by Steven Kunken. I love this play but it is difficult to describe. It’s not really a drama even though it’s incredibly dramatic and it’s really not a musical even though there are some great musical numbers in it. My concern is that I’m not sure who is going to be in the market for this. But I’ve got to tell you, it made me understand the whole debacle in a way that I never had before and I have to tell you, I’m not an economist. I thought this was brilliant. I thought it was smart. I thought it was alarming. I thought it was great theater. I thought it had all the makings of a great tragedy. I thought this really worked, but I think I’m going to be in the distinct minority, four and a half stars.