Enron by Lucy Prebble

Scene 6: Time Is Money

A memory.
Daughter (voice-over) One, two, three, four, five, six … seven, six …
Skilling's Daughter appears somewhere high up, not close to him.
Daughter Show me the money!
Daughter Show me the money!
Daughter Seven, eight, nine, ten!
Daughter Um.
She doesn't know, she fidgets.
Daughter Again!
Daughter No!
Daughter No!
His Daughter fades into the dark.
Daughter (voice-over) One, two, three, four, five, six, seven …
The counting continues into:
Physical sequence. The company at work. The Traders dance. As they do they create a round table. Skilling holds meetings around it. People come and go. Meetings end and begin. The table is removed. Fast, ordered, fluidity. Numbers fly through the air. The stock price throbs, but never alters much, gradually edging up in comforting, rhythmic pulses. Lay plays golf somewhere in bright sunlight. Time passes. Days and nights. Gradually a slowing. Computer lights over faces. A calm.
Eventually, Claudia Roe makes her way through the building to Skilling's office.
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