Adding Machine at the Minetta Lane Theatre

The New York Premiere of Adding Machine, a new musical based on Elmer Rice�s 1923 expressionist play, will open at the Minetta Lane Theatre on 26 Feb 2008, following previews from 7 Feb and run through to 15 Jun 2008.

Adding Machine, score by Joshua Schmidt and a collaborative libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, tells the story of Mr. Zero, a nameless cog in American business, as he journeys through life, death, and an afterlife romance in the Elysian Fields. After twenty-five years of exemplary work, Mr. Zero finds that his pencil and paper efforts have been replaced by a mechanical adding machine. In a rage, Mr. Zero decides to exact revenge by murdering his boss.

Directed by David Cromer, Adding Machine features Joel Hatch as Mr. Zero), Cyrilla Baer as Mrs. Zero) and Amy Warren ad Miss Devore. Further casting to be announced.

The creative team comprises Takeshi Kata (sets), Kristine Knanishu (costumes), Keith Parham(lighting) and Tony Smolenski (sound).

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