ENRON (2018)

By Lucy Prebble
Directed by Hannah Wolf

A true story of false profits, ENRON follows the astounding rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company. Presented as an epic myth, featuring a cast of all women and non-binary actors, ENRON takes us through the twists and turns of capitalism, the glamour of greed and the toxic adrenaline of success. Witness the depth of deceit that led to one of the largest financial scandals in history.

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View the ENRON playbill.

The running time for ENRON is approximately two hours and thirty minutes and includes one intermission.

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Community Engagement Events

Post-Performance Discussion: Where is Toxic Masculinity in ENRON and Our Everyday Lives? 
February 23 immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. 

The production team and invited guests from Voices Against Violence's project MasculinUT, an initiative that promotes healthy masculinity, discuss toxic masculinity in ENRON and where toxic masculinity may be encouraged in our everyday lives. 

Symposium: Enron, Late Capitalism and Toxic Masculinities: A Symposium on Power, Gender and Performativity
March 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (F. Loren Winship Drama Building and the Blanton Museum of Art)

In addition to Texas Theatre and Dance's production of Lucy Prebble's ENRON, we are pleased to present a series of discussions and workshops surrounding the topics of capitalism, identity, gender and performance in an effort to better understand the magnitude of the Enron scandal. Learn more about the symposium events here.

Post-Performance Discussion: Continuing Conversations from Enron, Late Capitalism and Toxic Masculinities: A Symposium on Power, Gender and Performativity
March 2 immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 

Audience members and attendees of the symposium are invited to join the production team to continue the conversation on topics covered in the March 2 symposium sessions. 

Post-Performance Discussion: Casting ENRON and Why the Storytellers Matter
March 3 immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Join the production team and invited guests in a conversation about the casting of ENRON and the significance of the actors' identities in telling the story. 

About the Playwright

Lucy Prebble is the author of The Sugar Syndrome, The Effect and ENRON, as well as the television series Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She is the recipient of the Critic's Circle Award for Best New Play (The Effect), TMA Theatre Award for Best New Play (ENRON) and George Devine Award (The Sugar Syndrome). Prebble was a finalist for the 2013-2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

About the Director

Hannah Wolf is a director, dramaturg, teacher and producer originally from Juneau, Alaska. She makes new work for the stage and explores new ways of making work in the rehearsal room. She's also been known to consult in screenplay development, has written about performance for culturebot and curates the blog Ask A Director. Recent projects include: TITLE LOADING (Fusebox Festival/Cohen New Works Festival), The Bigot, Dry Land (UT Austin) and The Sky Game (Peppercorn Theatre). She’s developed new plays with Perseverance Theatre, Superhero Clubhouse, The Civilians, Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant, Colt Coeur, TerraNOVA Collective, Columbia University and NYU. She attended Western Washington University, trained with the SITI Company and is the former literary resident at The Vineyard Theatre. Member: 2012 Lincoln Center Directors Lab; 2014/15 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Fellowships: Fulbright (Bucharest Romania). Wolf is pursuing her M.F.A. in Directing at The University of Texas at Austin. You can find her on the internet at hannahjwolf.com.