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The Lehman Trilogy ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Director: Philip Akin
Playwright: Stefano Massini
Adapter: Ben Power


Bluma Appel Theatre


November 14th, 2023 – December 2nd, 2023


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 and triggers one of the largest financial crises in history.

Featuring a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons in an extraordinary feat of storytelling told in three parts on a single evening. (


Ben Carlson Henry Lehman
Graeme Somerville Emmanuel Lehman
Jordan Pettle Mayer Lehman

Creative Team

Philip Akin Director
Stefano Massini Playwright
Ben Power Adapter
Jordan Laffrenier Assistant Director
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Lennette Randall RBC Emerging Artist Directing Intern
Dana Osborne Costume Designer
Steve Lucas Lighting Designer
Miquelon Rodriguez Sound Designer
Alexis Milligan Movement Director


Matthew MacInnis Stage Manager
Anna R. Kaltenbach Assistant Stage Manager
Jane Gooderham Dialect Coach
Diane Flacks Dialect Coach
Miriam Borden Cultural Consultant
Daniel Bennett Technical Director
Jillian Wardell Assistant Technical Director
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Chynah Philadelphia Props Assistant
Janet Pym Head of Wardrobe
Carly Beamish Cutter
Giulia d’Amanzo Head of Lighting
Keijo Makela Head of Audio
Jay Blencowe Head Carpenter
Wes Allen Head of Properties
Justin Tucci Flyperson
Susan Batchelor Head of Wardrobe


Lynanne Sparrow Producer
Elissa Horscroft Director of Production
Meg Woods Assistant Production Manager
Ian Kowalski Production Coordinator
George Nadrous Building Operations Manager
Josh Vlodarchyk Head Technician
Ben Junor House Technician
Finn Browne Head Technician