April 23 – May 19, 2024
The Lehman Trilogy
by Stefano Massini, Adapted by Ben Power
2022 TONY AWARD FOR BEST PLAY
“A dazzling piece of storytelling” Time Out
“A masterwork…A must see.” The Telegraph
“You dare not miss it” New York Post
On a cold September morning in 1844, Heyam, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is soon joined by Mendel and Mayer, and the Lehman brothers’ journey begins.
The growth of global capitalism exposes the fault lines of the American dream. The Lehman brothers rise from shopkeepers to bankers, from obscurity to prominence, navigating the Civil War, the Great Depression, and generations of ethical dilemmas.
It is an epic journey, an epic play, and a theatrical tour de force.
Why I Chose This Play
There is nothing more exciting than reading a play and knowing instantly that it has to be seen on our stage! That was my experience with The Lehman Trilogy. I couldn’t put the script down. In literary terms—it’s a “page-turner.” In theatrical terms—it is a stunning high-wire act. Three exceptional actors play three brothers and three generations of the Lehman dynasty. It’s a wild ride: from a tiny store in Alabama to a Wall Street juggernaut—from small-town enterprise to full-on moral corruption. Michael Shamata
The Lehman Trilogy is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
This production is supported in part by a generous gift from John and Suzanne Stewart.
The Lehman Trilogy is generously sponsored by
Cast & Artists
- Brian Markinson
- Henry Lehman
- Nigel Shawn Williams
- Emmanuel Lehman
- Celine Stubel
- Mayer Lehman
- Michael Shamata
- Shawn Kerwin
- Set & Costume Designer
- Leigh Ann Vardy
- Lighting Designer
- Tobin Stokes
- Composer & Sound Designer
- Meghan Froebelius
- Assistant Stage Manager
- Adrienne Smook
- Dialect Coach