Enron Makes Post-Broadway Debut in Boston Sept. 24

News   Enron Makes Post-Broadway Debut in Boston Sept. 24
 
Lucy Prebble's London hit Enron, which played a brief Broadway run last spring, makes its U.S. regional debut Sept. 24 at Boston's Zeitgeist Stage Company.

Victor Shopov
Victor Shopov Photo by Joel W. Benjamin

The play about American capitalism, which incorporates original music, "Star Wars" and dinosaurs into its commentary on America's most-infamous white-collar crime, is making its post-Broadway bow at the Boston theatre company.

Zeitgeist artistic director David J. Miller directs the production that will officially open Sept. 26 and run through Oct. 16 at the Boston Center for the Performing Arts.

The cast features Victor Shopov as Jeffrey Skilling, Greg Ferrisi as Andrew Fastow, Bill Salem as Ken Lay and Erin Cole as Claudia Roe. The ensemble will include Jenn Bates, James Bocock, Gigi Cochrane, Zach Eisenstat, Michael Fisher, Becca A. Lewis, Kathryn Lynch, Mike Manship, Dmitriy Molchanov, Maya Murphy and Andrew Smith.

Here's how Zeitgeist describes the play: "In Enron, one of the most infamous scandals in financial history is transformed into a theatrical epic. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, the play follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and financial collapse which reviews the tumultuous 1990s, and casts a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2010. Inspired by real-life events, and using music, movement, projections, and pure theatricality, Enron captures the economic circus feeling that precipitated the collapse of the energy giant, and examines the painful aftermath."

Enron has lighting design by Jeffrey Adelberg, sound design by Walter Eduardo, costume design by Fabian Aguilar and projection design by Thom Dunn. Enron earned four Tony Award nominations, including Best Featured Actor in a Play (Stephen Kunken), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Mark Henderson), Best Sound Design of a Play (Adam Cork) and Best Score (music by Adam Cork, lyrics by Lucy Prebble).

Enron was commissioned by the Headlong Theatre and premiered in summer 2009 at the Minerva Theatre Chichester. It later moved for a six-week run at the Royal Court Theatre in London where it played through Nov. 8, 2009. The play transferred to West End's Noel Coward Theatre Jan. 16 and concluded in August.

For tickets, priced $30, phone (617) 933-8600 or visit BostonTheatreScene. The Boston Center for the Arts is located at 539 Tremont Street.

Victor Shopov as Jeffrey Skilling, Erin Cole as Claudia Roe, Bill Salem as Ken Lay and Greg Ferrisi as Andrew Fastow
Victor Shopov as Jeffrey Skilling, Erin Cole as Claudia Roe, Bill Salem as Ken Lay and Greg Ferrisi as Andrew Fastow Photo by Joel W. Benjamin
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