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The Lehman Trilogy

by Stefano Massini     Adapted by Ben Power

Set Designed by Es Devlin
Directed by Sam Mendes

May 25–Jun 23, 2024


Runs approximately 3 hours with two 15-minute intermissions

This production includes gendered language and references to s**cide and abuse.

The Lehman Trilogy

May 25–Jun 23, 2024

“A genuinely epic production. Behold it with wonder”

The New York Times

“A masterwork. Riveting. A must see”

The Telegraph

“A masterpiece and a spellbinding demonstration of theater's possibilities.”


“A must-see event. Epic in every conceivable way.”

New York Post

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions’ The Lehman Trilogy comes to San Francisco and A.C.T., following sold-out seasons in London and a highly lauded run on Broadway, winning 5 Tony Awards® including Best Play.

Directed by Academy Award®, Tony Award®, and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons, and grandsons, in an extraordinary feat of story-telling told in three parts on a single evening. Hailed by The New York Times as “a genuinely epic production,” The Lehman Trilogy is the story of a family and a company that changed the world.

On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is 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.

The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008 by Peter Chapman is a leading reference on the history of the Lehman family.

A.C.T.’s presentation of The Lehman Trilogy is dedicated to the memory of Chair Emerita Nancy Livingston Levin.


All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change. No refunds. Tickets are for personal use and not for resale.

COVID-19 Safety Policy
American Conservatory Theater is happy to welcome you to our home. Our COVID-19 policy is in accordance with guidelines provided by the State of California and City of San Francisco. At this time this means that masking is encouraged but not required. It also means that vaccination checks are no longer required to see a performance. These policies will be updated if city guidelines change.


Aaron Krohn

Mayer Lehman

Howard W. Overshown

Emanuel Lehman

Rebekah Bruce


Ravi Aujla



U/S Cast

Ravi Aujla

U/S Emanuel Lehman

Anyssa Neumann

U/S Pianist

Leighton Pugh

U/S Henry Lehman

Simon Victor

U/S Mayer Lehman



Es Devlin
Scenic Design
Katrina Lindsay
Costume Design
Luke Halls
Video Design
Jon Clark
Lighting Design
Nick Powell
Composer and Sound Design
Dominic Bilkey
Co-Sound Design
Candida Caldicot
Music Director
Polly Bennett
Movement Director
Rory McGregor
International Tour Director
Zoé Ford Burnett
West End Director