Chicago Premiere

Jan 17, 2012 - Apr 15, 2012

One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes a dynamic new theatrical event that was a sold-out sensation in London. Crafted as sprawling tragedy mixed with savage comedy, Enron follows a group of ambitious men and women through the breathtaking rush of greed and fraud that led to a legendary financial collapse. Along the way we gain disturbing insight into the backroom secrets of big business and confront a world where appearance has little relation to reality.


Production Team

* Member of Actors Equity Association

# Member of United Scenic Artists

~ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

+ TimeLine Company Member

^ TimeLine Associate Artist

§ TimeLine Playwrights Collective


  • Chicago Reader

    February 2, 2012

    Recommended … Rachel Rockwell’s production for TimeLine Theatre is brisk and razor sharp — part vivisection, part burlesque.

    —Tony Adler

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  • Newcity

    Recommended … I was skeptical about the theatrical potential of illicit number crunching. But Rachel Rockwell’s brisk staging, while visually heavy-handed, keeps the piece from reading like a balance sheet. … Together, they teach us new lessons about greed’s peaks and ravines.

    —Lisa Buscani

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  • Around the Town Chicago

    January 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended … This is classified as a tragedy, but is filled with some comic moments and with the use of corner TV monitors, we watch some of the history unveiled and explained in terms that are very understandable … 2 hours and 20 minutes of excitement and fast-paced storytelling.

    —Al Bresloff

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  • Chicago Critic

    January 29, 2012

    Recommended … Enron has some unique, quite theatrical staging to underscore the dynamic story of Enron Corporation … [Director Rachel] Rockwell’s engaging production makes the rise and fall of a business giant come to life … Smart, sharp dialogue with entertaining theatricality gave those dry topics life and clarity.

    —Tom Williams

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Discussions & Events

  • Sunday Scholars Series
    March 3, 6:00 pm

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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