About The Show
Originality and ‘Enterprise’ return to NYC as the SoHo Playhouse presents the ‘Fringe First’ winning show after its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. SoHo Playhouse is presenting the best of the world’s fringe shows in The Fringe Encore Series 2017, featuring multi-Fringe First winner and internationally acclaimed playwright Brian Parks’ latest, fast-paced and surreal comedy.
With their corporation on the brink of collapse, four panicking businessmen have one desperate night to save their futures. Emergency proposals, email hacking, animal sacrifice – will any of it work?
Landry, Owens, Sanders, and Weaver arrive at their office on what seems to be an ordinary day in their corporate skyscraper. But their morning takes a dramatic turn when Owens starts to smell—literally smell—the collapse of the company’s stock price. Soon the Board of Directors is in meltdown, and Landry, Owens, Sanders, and Weaver band together with twenty-four hours to rescue the company, and themselves. It’s a project that takes them deep into a bizarre night that involves espionage, hypnotism, and, perhaps, an imp. But what will all their fates be the next morning?
The hour-long play is told in forty-five quick-moving scenes and takes the office comedy in a wonderfully odd new direction. Enterprise is a play in the spirit of Parks’ comedies Goner and Americana Absurdum, the latter of which helped launch the New York International Fringe Festival in 1997, where it also won the Best Writing Award. It went on to win a Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and became the first play produced by London’s Menier Chocolate Factory theatre.