The Adding Machine archiveOriginally staged in 1923 this darkly comic tale forecasts the dangers of a mechanised, dehumanised society and remains today a timeless testimony that, when unchecked, corporate culture can wear away the human soul. Rice's nightmare vision concerns itself with Mr. Zero, a number cruncher for an anonymous store, who is replaced by an Adding Machine after 25 years of loyal service. In a fit of rage he murders his boss and is subsequently imprisoned, tried and executed. But his story doesn't end there. He journeys into the afterlife only to discover the unpleasant truth about himself, as well as the disturbing news that he must be reincarnated and do it all again.


Nicholas Ash, Adam Burton, David Newman, Suzanne Harberson, Hannah Watkins


Author: Elmer Rice
Company: Rogue State Theatre Company
Director: Ryan McBryde
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The Adding Machine

The Adding Machine (Play) production archive for QTIX code T354336639. Details of all The Adding Machine archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S888162302

Archive Listings

17 Feb 04
7 Mar 04
Courtyard Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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