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.
WHY SEE THIS SHOW: Do you enjoy plays that condense history into a thrilling evening of theater without feeling like a lecture? Do you like it when a small cast portrays dozens of characters throughout a story? Do you like plays that win Best Play at the Tony Awards? Fantastic! You’re going to love THE LEHMAN TRILOGY.
The show is a highly theatrical examination of the American Dream.
WHO SHOULD SEE THIS SHOW: 3 actors play all the roles, so if you liked the virtuoso acting in shows like HARRY CLARKE, THE 39 STEPS, combined with a deep dive into a moment in history like THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, or true life relevant stories to us right now like THE HEATH this is for you.
RUN TIME: This show is an estimated three hours including two intermissions.