By Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power
Directed by Sam Mendes
Saturday, December 7th at 7pm
30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
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 the largest financial crisis in history.
The Wirtz Center proudly presents National Theatre Live at Northwestern University as part of the Stage on Screen series. Each of these events present the best of British theatre captured live for the big screen.