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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

The Lehman Trilogy

Mar 7 – July 4, 2020
208 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

While we continue to navigate the consequences of Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, this epic play begins at the beginning. It is 1844 and Henry Lehman is just off the boat from Bavaria. “He took a deep breath, picked up his suitcase and … like so many others he stepped into the magical music box called America.” From the Lehmans’ humble beginning to their humbling end—three centuries in three hours and 20 minutes. The original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles, and Adam Godley remains with the production. Sam Mendes directs. —C.J.F.

Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley in “the Lehman Trilogy” at the National Theater. Photo: Mark Douet.

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