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The Adding Machine

The Adding Machine

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Overview


Synopsis

This comic, expressionistic masterpiece follows the exploits of Mr. Zero, a hard-working, psuedo-Everyman as he toils through his rather inconsequential existence working at a Macy's-like department store. When he discoveres that after 25 years of determined dedication on his job, he will be fired and replaced by a machine, Mr. Zero kills his boss. Mr. Zero is the perfect anti-hero - someone who is unable to understand the extent to which his inability to learn from the mistakes he himself has made has hurt him. Mr. Zero's life consists of a litany of missed opportunities and disappointments.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Spoken

Female

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1923
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult characters
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