Friday, May 17, 2024

Intoxicating adventure: There’s an award-winning play coming to Belfry Theatre this month


Embark on an epic journey at the Belfry Theatre at the end of the month!

From April 23rd to May 19th, Tony Award-winning play, The Lehman Trilogy, will be taking over the stage in a flurry of intoxicating adventure.

The story takes place in 1844 and follows Heyam, a young man from Bavaria, as he stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life. 

He is soon joined by Mendel and Mayer, and the Lehman brothers’ journey begins—together navigating the Civil War, the Great Depression, and generations of ethical dilemmas. 

“There is nothing more exciting than reading a play and knowing instantly that it has to be seen on our stage! That was my experience with The Lehman Trilogy. I couldn’t put the script down,”  said Belfry Artistic Director Michael Shamata.

“In literary terms—it’s a ‘page-turner.’ In theatrical terms—it is a stunning high-wire act.”

The Lehman Trilogy will feature Brian Markinson, Celine Stubel, and Nigel Shawn Williams. Both Markinson and Stubel are returning Belfry stars, whereas this will be Williams debut as an actor on the Belfry stage, who has directed previous shows!

You can also catch Markinson in the Netflix series, Painkiller, and Williams in CityTV’s new series, Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent

“Three exceptional actors play three brothers and three generations of the Lehman dynasty. It’s a wild ride…” Shamata added.

Tickets are sold in a pay-what-you-can fashion, starting at $17.85. They’re expected to sell out quickly, so don’t wait too long to snag yours!

The Lehman Trilogy

  • Where: Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Avenue
  • When: Runs from April 23rd to May 19th

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