Adding Machine the Musical

music by Joshua Schmidt
libretto by Jason Loewith & Joshua Schmidt
based on the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice

December 27 – January 25, 2009

Synopsis

Darkly comic and heartbreakingly beautiful, this Award-Winning musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s incendiary 1923 play tells the story of Mr. Zero who, after 25 years of service to his company, is replaced by a mechanical adding machine. A satiric view of capitalism that bears comparison with our own unsettled economy today.

Who’s Who

The Cast

Mrs. Zero: Maribeth Graham
Mr. Zero: Oscar Cheda
Daisy: Stacy Schwartz
Mr. One: Barry Tarallo
Mrs. One: Irene Adjan
Mr. Two: Erik Fabregat
Mrs. Two: Lisa Manuli
Boss/Charles/Fixer: Ken Clement
Shrdlu: Jim Ballard

The Artists

Playwright: Elmer Rice
Director: Joseph Adler
Set Design: Lyle Baskin
Lighting Design: Jeff Quinn
Musical Director: Eric Alsford
Costumes: Ellis Tillman
Choreography: Ron Headrick
Sound Design: Steve Shapiro
Props: Claire Savitt
Technical Director: Carlos Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Kristen Pieski


Adding Machine

Photos: George Schiavone