The Lehman Trilogy

“Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley are extraordinary. Behold them with wonder, humble theatergoer…this is a ticket worth cashing in your gilt-edged securities for. Remarkable!”
The New York Times

“An enthralling, powerful, though-provoking play directed with brilliant minimalism and extraordinary elegance by Sam Mendes.”
The Independent (UK)

From the arrival of three brothers from Bavaria to America in search of a new life to the collapse of the firm they established, triggering the largest financial crisis in history, the story of the Lehman Brothers traces the trajectory of western capitalism by following the fortunes of a single immigrant family. Originally documented by Italian playwright Stefano Massini, this vast and poetic play gets a thrilling new life at the Armory following a sold-out run at the National Theatre in London in an adaptation by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes.

Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale reprise their critically acclaimed portrayals of the Lehman Brothers, their sons, and grandsons spanning nearly two centuries and told in three parts on a single evening. Es Devlin’s set coupled with Luke Halls’s video design provides a panorama of a changing American landscape against which the dynastic drama unfolds. Making its highly anticipated North American premiere, this electrifying production serves as a parable of the shifting definition of the American dream.

North American Premiere
by Stefano Massini
adapted by Ben Power
Sam Mendes, Director
Es Devlin, Set Designer
Katrina Lindsay, Costume Designer
Luke Halls, Video Designer
Jon Clark, Lighting Designer
Nick Powell, Composer and Sound Designer
Candida Caldicot, Music Director
Polly Bennett, Movement

Starring Adam Godley, Ben Miles, and Simon Russell Beale

Produced by the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions,
in collaboration with Park Avenue Armory.


The Lehman Trilogy is supported in part by a generous grant from the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation.

Image: Tightrope walker photography by Sorted | New York photography courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration

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March 22–26, 2019

Friday–Saturday at 7:30pm
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March 27–April 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30pm
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Friday at 7:30pm
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