NAC English Theatre Production
by Lucy Prebble
Directed by Ron Jenkins
featuring the 2013-14 Ensemble
February 17 – March 1 NAC Studio ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE NOW ON SALE!
“The only difference between me and the people judging me is they weren't smart enough to do what we did.” – Jeff Skilling
Ottawa, Ontario, February 4, 2014 – In December 2000, Enron was the seventh largest corporation in the United States and was voted “America’s Most Innovative Company” by Forbes Magazine. By December 2001, the company had filed for the largest bankruptcy in corporate history. Employees lost pensions as executives cashed in stock worth well over $100 million. Enron was served with the largest class-action suit ever brought against a corporation.
How this happened is the subject of the NAC English Theatre production, ENRON, by
Lucy Prebble − a scorching exposé of corporate madness that is both corrosively funny and exuberantly theatrical.
In what has become an exceptionally successful season for English Theatre, ENRON continues the trend of overwhelming ticket demand. In response, an additional performance has been scheduled for Monday, February 24 at 8 pm.
Based on real-life events and using music, movement and video, the infamous Enron scandal (greed + ambition + fraud = financial ruin) is depicted as sprawling fantasy mixed with savage comedy. It’s lucid, lurid, fast-paced, and flamboyantly staged, with incisive dialogue, and clever visual metaphors.
The people of Enron, brought to life by the English Theatre 2013-14 Ensemble, are double-dealing, desperate, lying-and-denying, larger-than-life characters – who ultimately pay the price for their sins.
The collapse of Enron changed not just the lives of those involved – it changed the face of American business.
“Enron is a whip-smart, edge-of-your-seat ride that'd rival anything at Six Flags -- there are even raptor-headed businessmen prancing around.” - The New York Post
Featuring the 2013-14 Ensemble:
Petrina Bromley, Christine Brubaker, Dmitry Chepovetsky, David Coomber, Eric Davis, Leah Doz, Sheldon Elter, Quancetia Hamilton, Eliza-Jane Scott, and Joey Tremblay.
The creative team includes: Director Ron Jenkins; Set and Costume Designer Brian Smith; Lighting Designer Michael Walton; Sound Designer Matthew Skopyk; Choreographer
Laura Krewski; Video Designer James Nesbitt; Stage Manager Laurie Champagne and Assistant Stage Manager Erin Finn.
February 17 – March 1, NAC Studio
Monday, February 17
Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19
Thursday, February 20
ENRON Points of View:
Saturday, February 22 at 12:45 p.m. in the Panorama Room
Experience English Theatre productions through an encounter with two special guests offering unique perspectives on the piece.
Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27.
Stay in your seats for a post-show question-and-answer session with artists from ENRON.
Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.
(no performances on Sundays)
$35 (previews) $50 (general admission seating)
Tickets are available:
- Online on the NAC’s website: www.nac-cna.ca
- In person at the NAC Box Office
- At all Ticketmaster outlets*
- By telephone 1-888-991-2787*
*A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster.
Groups of 10 or more contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nac-cna.ca
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Sean Fitzpatrick, Communications Officer, National Arts Centre English Theatre
613-947-7000 ext. 389; e-mail: email@example.com
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