Enron by Lucy Prebble

Scene 1

Fastow's lair where LJM has been fully and complexly constructed, like a large, supportive web.
Among the shadows there are strange movements going on. The Raptors scuttle about. Not entirely human sounds. In the centre, Fastow.
The tiny red box is safely put away, buried. We can see it throb. The Raptors creep eerily around in the shadows.
Skilling enters. The Raptors hide.
Skilling Andy? Is everything right down here?
Skilling This place has got big.
Skilling Everyone wants to invest in our shadow …? Why?!
Two more figures emerge from the shadows: it is the Lehman Brothers.
Skilling That's one of the biggest investment banks in the world. You can't talk to them that way!
Skilling What you asking me for?
Skilling You got a problem with LJM?
Skilling You got a problem with Andy?
Skilling You do, you got a problem with me.
The Lehman Brothers give Fastow the money.
Skilling Hey, Lehman Brothers!
The conjoined figures struggle to turn round in unison, both pulling in opposite directions. Eventually, they manage it.
Skilling What's your analyst rating our stock at?
Skilling Not Strong Buy?
Skilling nods graciously.
The Lehman Brothers slink out.
Skilling I can't believe it. Everything upstairs is bullshit compared to this.
Skilling But where does all the debt go?Sounds from the shadows.What's that?
Skilling What is it?
Skilling What the fuck is this?
Skilling goes to explore. One of the Raptors approaches Skilling to check him out. It smells him cautiously.
Skilling That's where the debt goes?
He feeds one of them a dollar bill.
Skilling They're consuming our debt.
Skilling In … what … sense?
The Raptors gain confidence at this and play with Skilling a little.
Skilling Go on.
Skilling That plant has no fucking power coming out of it.It's surrounded by protesters. When Claudia makes a deal it doesn't just lose money, people march against it.
Skilling She thinks her balls are cut off, what about my balls?!
Skilling This is the future. Not Claudia and her gift from grampa. Ken's gotta accept it's my show!
Skilling You think her numbers are right?
Skilling Yeah. You think she's doing anything … untoward?
Skilling If you have cause for concern.
Skilling strokes a Raptor.
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