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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Theater Review

Joshua Schmidt and Jason Loewith's Adding Machine—A Musical is one of the rare American musicals to build rich themes that create meaning beyond the music. Running through June 12, the Skylight Opera Theatre's stylish production is an irresistible force—and one of the Skylight's most dynamic shows in...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Theater Preview

Elmer Rice's 1923 play The Adding Machine would appear to be ahead of its time. The story of a man named Zero working in an office for a large, faceless corporation certainly sounds more contemporary than one might expect for a story that pre-dates the push-button telephone...
05.09.2011 | | Posted at 02:24 PM

Skylight Opera Theatre presents Josh Schmidt’s ADDING MACHINE

By Russ Bickerstaff
A brief description of Elmer Rice'™s 1923 play The Adding Machine is positively surreal. The bizarre plot involves a humble employee of a large corporation being replaced by a machine, killing his former boss, being put to death, waking-up and waking-up in the afterlife only to be sentenced to "œrecycling," back in the world of the mortals. This is truly, truly weird stuff for 1923. Kind of ah...