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The Lehman Trilogy

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Broadway Playhouse At Water Tower Place


Sep 19

Nov 26, 2023


3 hours 10 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions

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About the Show

A digital lottery for a limited number of $25 seats will be held for every performance of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY. Seat locations and the number of tickets awarded by the lottery are always subject to availability. Click here for details and to enter.

By Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power
Co-directed by Nick Bowling and Vanessa Stalling

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, winner of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play, weaves together nearly two centuries of family history in an epic theatrical event charting the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. Told in three parts over one evening, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family. On a cold September morning in 1844, a young Jewish man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is soon 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.

TimeLine Theatre’s Jeff Recommended, Chicago premiere production of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY has been met with extraordinary critical acclaim from all major local outlets. The Daily Herald raves this “brilliant production is defined by superb storytelling and masterful acting” and gives it 4 Stars (out of 4). The Chicago Tribune praises it as  “a potent new staging … highly imaginative, honestly performed and gripping.” The Chicago Sun-Times celebrates the “three actors – Mitchell J. Fain, Anish Jethmalani and Joey Slotnick – whose outstanding performances lift the production to a very high level.” And the Chicago Reader declares this is “TimeLine at its finest. Leaves an enduring afterburn that will roil in your mind for hours. History here is made personal.”

Sponsored in part by Richard and Diane Weinberg

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. THE LEHMAN TRILOGY is recommended for ages 15+

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