Power Play 2 - Wilful Blindness
Second 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 now the summer of 2006. Kenneth Lay, the former chairman of Enron, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud and is awaiting sentencing at his home in Aspen, Colorado.
On the day before Independence Day a new gardener arrives, a young woman with a business background who has made a recent career change. Lay doesn't know her, but she knows him - she once worked for his company. Vanessa is determined to confront her ex-employer, and in the course of one intense day, she demands that he face up to a responsibility he has refused to recognise for four years.
Kenneth Lay ...... John Fleck
Vanessa ...... Andrea LeBlanc
Linda Lay ...... Mary Lou Rosato
Produced in collaboration with the Centre for New Performance, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.
Directed by Sara Davies.