Enron Play Fizzles

The New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley doesn’t love the new play Enron; maybe Lloyd Blankfein should see it anyway? Brantley says that, despite a good cast, "this British-born exploration of smoke-and-mirror financial practices isn’t much more than smoke and mirrors itself.” Brantley says, “It seems as if Enron made the same points so arduously and repeatedly that there isn’t much room left for discussion.” The play tracks the rise of Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. Despite his reservations, Brantley does applaud, “the show’s most inspired visual gimmick: a set of red-eyed, dinosaur-headed creatures called Raptors, the embodiment of Fastow’s debt-consuming substructures in a phantom company.”