Financial chicanery 101. That’s the lesson being taught at “Enron,” a new Broadway play from London about the corporate scandal involving the Texas energy giant.
The production at the Broadhurst Theatre charts how company financiers cooked the books to the tune of billions of dollars and to catastrophic results in 2001.
The brainchild of British playwright Lucy Prebble, who’s just 29, it’s a slice of American history and a cautionary tale that’s audaciously theatrical but watery soup when it comes to content.
Like the Texas corporation that posted big revenues in the 1990s without having assets, “Enron” is heavy on sizzle, light on steak.