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26 Oct '22 to 23 Dec '22

Lehman Trilogy

ITA-ensemble / Guy Cassiers

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Lehman Trilogy
26 Oct '22 to 23 Dec '22
ITA-ensemble / Guy Cassiers

Lehman Trilogy has caused a furore on the West End and Broadway in recent years. Directed by Guy Cassiers, ITA is presenting this unparalleled 150-year story in the Dutch language for the first time.

Run time tba
Genre Theater
Language Dutch
Surtitles English, Thu November 3, 10 and December 15, 22

Public rehearsal Wed October 26
In Gesprek Fri October 28, November 4, 11 and December 16, 23
Opening night Sun October 30

The Lehman Trilogy


In the mid-19th century, three Jewish brothers emigrate from Bavaria to America. In the deep South they start a small shop in fabrics. They become rich in the cotton trade. Their family business develops over the years into a dizzying financial empire that is passed on from generation to generation and keeps getting bigger and bigger. In 2008 it is partly responsible for the financial and banking crisis. This is how Lehman Brothers ruins itself.

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In Lehman Trilogy, the Italian author Stefano Massini wrote not only the story of a family but also the history of ruthless American capitalism. Slavery and industrialisation, war and new technological developments: no matter what is happening in America and even worldwide, the Lehmans always know how to make good money from it. Everything they plan to do – including getting married and having children – is tested in advance against the question: what will it produce?

Guy Cassiers about The Lehman Trilogy

“We follow a family for one hundred and seventy-five years, from the moment the first Lehman arrives in New York with only a suitcase, while simultaneously following the history of banking. It is a fable about capitalism that shows in detail how money has always been a driving factor in how we have continued to develop. So we get not only the story of how the financial world has had an increasing impact on our daily existence, but also a family tragedy. It is about America then, but at the same time also about what America still means to us here in Europe. That's why it's so relevant.”

CAST

Language NP Language no problem Gijs Scholten van Aschat Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Language NP Language no problem Hélène Devos Hélène Devos
Language NP Language no problem Aus Greidanus jr. Aus Greidanus jr.
Language NP Language no problem Maria Kraakman Maria Kraakman
Language NP Language no problem Jesse Mensah Jesse Mensah
Language NP Language no problem Chris Nietvelt Chris Nietvelt

IN GESPREK

After the performance, come and think, listen and chat at In Gesprek. We invite a guest to further explore the themes of the Lehman Trilogy and to exchange experiences. If you have any questions, this is the perfect time to ask them. In Gesprek is free of charge and starts shortly after the performance in one of our foyers, is conducted in Dutch and lasts about half an hour.

Guy Cassiers
Director
Guy Cassiers

With his individualistic approach to theatre, in which his passion for literature strides side by side with an ingenious sense of filmic presentation, Guy Cassiers (1960) has conquered a position among the top of European theatre.

In season 22|23 he will direct the ITA-ensemble in Lehman Trilogy.

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CREDITS


director Guy Cassiers
by Stefano Massini
translation Els van der Pluijm
dramaturgy Erwin Jans
scenography Guy Cassiers, Bram Delafonteyne
costume design Devastator
light design Frank Hardy
sound design Jeroen Kenes
video Bram Delafonteyne
co-producer More Productions

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private producer Esther Kwaks, Anna Wouters, Gabriella de Rooij en HJ ten Have
assistant director Boris Kip
assistant scenography Zaza Dupont
casting advice Hans Kemna

The stage rights of the play LEHMAN TRILOGY/LEHMAN BROTHERS by Stefano Massini are represented by Zachar International, Milano, in collaboration with TDI-Agency Holland, Amsterdam

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