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Power Play 1

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 22 June 2009

First of two plays by business writer and broadcaster Margaret Heffernan about the collapse of US company Enron in 2001, combining drama with audio archive from Senate hearings.

It is spring 2000 and new recruit Vanessa, fresh out of business school, joins the aggressive band of traders on the trading floor of Enron's Western Power desk, whose market manipulation, dishonesty and culture of macho ruthlessness is bringing California to its knees.

Vanessa ...... Andrea LeBlanc
Karl ...... Jin Suh
Hank ...... Hilario Saavedra

Produced in collaboration with the Centre for New Performance, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.

Directed by Sara Davies.



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