The Improbable Fall, Rise & Fall of John Law

A New Play About Money

Written by Matt Herzfeld

Presented by The Dreamscape Theatre at the IRT Theater, NYC (March 9th – 27th, 2016)

The Improbable Fall, Rise & Fall of John LawA rip-roaring entertaining yarn about the invention of paper money in the early 18th century… Lucky for us Matt Herzfeld has dramatized this slice of history for us and Dreamscape Theatre has assembled a crackerjack ensemble of nimble actors under Brad Raimondo’s adroit direction and a clever collection of Designers who have turned the tiny IRT stage into England and France and Scotland.” –Eva Heinemann, Hi-Drama

“A witty comedic romp…  Features a wonderfully diverse and multi-talented cast… The Improbable Fall, Rise, & Fall of John Law is an epic comedy. Tackling it and bringing cohesion to the stage is no easy feat but director Brad Raimondo did an exquisite job… every choice that Raimondo and his team made was strong and supported.” –Michael Bradley Block of Theater in the Now

“In this Dreamscape Theatre production, written by Matt Herzfeld and directed by Brad Raimondo, Law and his era are depicted with light-hearted aplomb… The ensemble switch roles, accents and genders with heady enthusiasm, a collective skill for comedy and carefully placed pathos… Despite the play’s length, the pace runs around itself in a dizzying farce that borrows from sexually precocious Restoration Comedy and TV’s Monty Python and Blackadder.” –K Krombie of

Stephen James Anthony, Greg Carere, Fernando Gonzalez, Mackenzie Knapp
Daryl Lathon, Rosie Sowa, Sara Thigpen & Aurea Tomeski

Scenic, Lighting & Projection Design: Joshua Rose
Costume Design: Caitlin Cisek | Sound Design & Composition: Mark Van Hare
Fight Choreography: Michael Eisenstein | Production Stage Manager: Emily Roth
Assistant Director: Maya Evans | Production Manager: Morgan Zipf-Meister

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