A Laudable Lehman Play

By Richard Mineards   |   April 16, 2024
Ensemble Theatre Company’s new show a triumph (photo by Zach Mendez)

The Lehman Trilogy, a Tony Award winning three-man show by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Oanh Nguyen, at the Ensemble Theatre Company’s New Vic is not to be missed!

The three-hour-long production, with two ten-minute intermissions, chronicles the rise and fall of the Lehman brothers, a 160-year journey of three immigrant Jewish brothers from Bavaria – Henry, Emanuel, and Mayer – striving to build the idealistic American dream wrought with family struggles, missteps, and incredible achievements.

The three-act production traces the family’s humble beginnings following their immigration to Alabama from Germany in the mid-19th century to the pinnacle of their success and, ultimately, the historic and dramatic collapse of a U.S. investment bank that bore their name and catalyzed the 2008 financial crisis.

The stellar cast of Troy Blendell, Chris Butler, and Leo Marks bring to life the three brothers with unparalleled skill and depth against a stunning backdrop, with Fred Kinney creating a visually striking and dynamic environment that complements the emotional intensity of the narrative.

The show runs through April 21.


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