Steven Skybell, Joshua David Robinson
"A PROVOCATIVE 'THE LEHMAN TRILOGY' AT THE HUNTINGTON — AMASSING A FORTUNE, BUT AT WHAT PRICE?
by Jacquinn Sinclair
"The brothers continue to climb up the ladder, marrying, having children, amassing more money and dying. As time goes on in this tale powerfully directed by Carey Perloff, the Lehman brothers’ acumen wanes with age, and the next generation takes over."
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
Joshua David Robinson, Steven Skybell, Firdous Bamji
Boston Globe Review
IN ‘THE LEHMAN TRILOGY,’ THE ARC OF A DOOMED EMPIRE
"Lehman Brothers fashions itself into an investment bank (television, weapons manufacturers, the oil industry), and, ultimately and disastrously, as a major player in the subprime mortgage lending market. That ended with declaration of bankruptcy by Lehman Brothers in 2008 that helped trigger a financial crisis that led to the Great Recession.
After earlier productions of “The Lehman Trilogy” were criticized for largely sidestepping the issue of slavery, certain lines were reportedly added to the Broadway version. In the Huntington production, a physician says, after the South has lost the Civil War: “Surely you knew it could not last, Mr. Mayer? Everything that was built here was built on a crime. The roots run so deep you cannot see them, but the ground beneath our feet is poisoned...."