Harman Hall

by Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power
Directed by Arin Arbus 

The Lehman Trilogy is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


“SUPERB CAST, POWERFUL DIRECTION…brings us an epic, heartfelt, cautionary tale for our time.” —BroadwayWorld

“WHOLLY SEDUCTIVE AND COMPELLING…cohesive and original, elevating the sterling text still further into an electrifying night .” —Washington City Paper 

“MUST-SEE SPECTACULAR… such engrossing drama about men, money, and America — the time flies by and the mind wants more.” —DC Theater Arts

“EPIC AMERICAN STORY…Loved Arin Arbus’s staging…Gero, Nelson and Thornton form a riveting trio, inhabiting a passel of fascinating characters.” —Peter Marks, formerly of The Washington Post, from social media

Meet the Lehman brothers—immigrants building an American dream that crumbles into a chaotic nightmare for future generations. With a cast of three actors covering 160 years of family struggles, achievements, and missteps, this winner of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play is a powerhouse cautionary narrative for our times. A captivating feat of storytelling, The Lehman Trilogy examines the double-edged sword of capitalism and personal choices that created the largest financial crisis in U.S. history so far.    

Approximate Runtime: 3 hours 35 minutes with two intermissions.

Content Advisory: This production includes e-cigarette use, gunshots and other loud sound effects, and mentions of suicide.

Printed ASIDES are back, but we still have a digital option available for those who prefer it. Check out the online version of ASIDES here.


Edward Gero*
Edward Gero*
Henry Lehman and Others
Mark Nelson*
Mark Nelson*
Mayer Lehman and Others
René Thornton Jr.*
René Thornton Jr.*
Emanuel Lehman and Others
Julie-Ann Elliott*
Julie-Ann Elliott*
u/s Henry Lehman and Others, u/s Mayer Lehman and Others
Terrance Fleming*
Terrance Fleming*
u/s Emanuel Lehman and Others

Full Cast List

Henry Lehman and Others: Edward Gero*
Mayer Lehman and Others: Mark Nelson*
Emanuel Lehman and Others: René Thornton Jr.*
u/s Henry Lehman and Others, u/s Mayer Lehman and Others: Julie-Ann Elliott*
u/s Emanuel Lehman and Others: Terrance Fleming*

Artistic Team

Director: Arin Arbus
Scenery Designer: Marsha Ginsberg
Costume Designer: Anita Yavich
Lighting Designer: Yi Zhao
Sound Design / Composition: Michael Costagliola
Projection Designer: Hannah Wasileski
Physical Movement Director: Lorenzo Pisoni
Jewish Studies Consultant: Pamela S. Nadell
Casting: Danica Rodriguez, Jason Styres
Assistant Director: Dan Hasse
Production Stage Manager: Laura Smith*
Assistant Stage Manager: Joey Blakely*, Samantha Wilhelm*
Dramaturg: Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
Voice and Dialect Coach: Lisa Beley
Historical Consultant: Dr. Soyica Colbert

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

Learn More

Dive deeper into The Lehman Trilogy with the following events:

The Lehman Trilogy Symposium
Sunday, FEB 25 at 10am

Join us for a symposium to discuss the many themes within The Lehman Trilogy with prominent experts from many fields.

A Shakespearean history play, an American family drama, and a Greek tragedy – The Lehman Trilogy sheds light on recent events in our history and raises complex questions for its audience, which need to be explored with care and respect: What is the American Dream? And who is the American Dream for? Is it one of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”? Or is it one of equality, justice, and democracy for all?

At The Lehman Trilogy Symposium experts will discuss the issues represented in the play with prominent experts from many fields. Light refreshments will be provided.

Late Night with STC at the Capital Jewish Museum
Wednesday, MAR 6 at 6pm

Join the Capital Jewish Museum (CJM) and STC for a night at the Museum inspired by The Lehman Trilogy—Drop in on a special guest pop-up talk with Pamela Nadell, Professor at American University and Jewish History Consultant on the production, explore the exhibitions, and enjoy tasty Bavarian snacks and beer for sale.

Health and Safety

All STC spaces are MASK FRIENDLY.  This means all patrons, masked and unmasked, are welcome in our spaces.