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"The almost Shakespearean human drama that was the Enron saga."

"The almost Shakespearean human drama that was the Enron saga."

Bethany McLean, financial reporter and coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room, the 2004 book on Enron, is keeping an eye on:

Enron TimeLine's production was great at capturing the almost Shakespearean human drama that was the Enron saga. It wasn't so much about really complicated business things or villains who set out to do bad things, like deliberately destroy a company and cost people their life savings, as it was a story about very human failings that lead to disaster. While some people are scared away by the financial complexity of Enron, the story is ultimately about people, not about numbers, and TimeLine captured that perfectly. The play also captured the twisted dynamics between the main protagonists—Jeff Skilling, Ken Lay, Andrew Fastow, and Rebecca Mark—in a way that, if not always true in the letter, was very true in spirit. The small theater made the experience more intimate. I also loved director Rachel Rockwell's notes in the program. She did her work and understood both the complexities and the human elements of the story. [Enron closes

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