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The College of Charleston's Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Enron” by Lucy Prebble, which highlights the economic implications and social justice concerns prompted by the epic scandal of the energy corporation, Enron.

The play, directed by faculty member Rodney Lee Rogers, transforms the dry, complicated inner workings of the financial industry into an entertaining and thought-provoking play that charts the rise and fall of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling.

The U.S. premiere of “Enron" took place on Broadway at the Broadhust Theatre in April 2010 and received several Tony Award nominations.

The college’s production intersperses movement, music and puppetry.

“At the center of the wild theatricality and invention that dominates Lucy Prebble’s 'Enron' beats the heart of a classic tragedy,” Rogers said.

Associate professor Vivian Appler designed the puppets and directed student puppeteers.

Department of Theatre and Dance students are responsible for scenic design (Ceili Hesselgrave) and costume design (Natasha Cox).

The show, meant for mature audiences, stars Nathan Cooper, Haydn Haring, Hunter Rizer and Stavro Najjar. It runs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-6 in the Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St., with a matinee scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Admission is $20; $15 for senior citizens, college employees and non-College of Charleston students; $12 for College of Charleston students. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 843-953-6306.

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