The Lehman Trilogy
Author(s): Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power
Company: National Theatre and Neal Street Productions
Running time: 3h 20min approx
On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers, and an American epic begins.
163 years later, the firm they establish—Lehman Brothers—spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, triggering the largest financial crisis in history. Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this New York Times Critics’ pick charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees.
The 2022 Tony Award-winning Best Play is written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power. Directed by multi-Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons, and grandsons, in an extraordinary feat of storytelling told in three parts on a single evening. The decades unfold within the cinematic sweep of designer Es Devlin's Tony Award-winning set.