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    Adding Machine: A Musical

    December 6-16, 2019

Adding Machine: A Musical

Composed by: Joshua Schmidt

Libretto by: Jason Loewith & Joshua Schmidt

Based on the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice


December 6-15, 2019
Preview: Thursday, December 5
Highmark Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse

Audio Descriptive Performance: December 8 at 2:00 PM
ASL Performance: December 13 at 8:00 PM
Freud on Forbes (following the performance): December 14 at 2:00 PM

Adding Machine: A Musical, an adaptation of Elmer Rice’s 1923 play, centers around its lead character, Mr. Zero – the sheer definition of the “anti-hero.” With a struggling marriage and a mundane life, little is going well for Mr. Zero. And after 25 years, he is replaced at his company by a mechanical adding machine. In an act of pure rage, he murders his boss and embarks on a journey that leads to the afterlife where Mr. Zero is given one last chance at redemption.

ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL contains controversial subject matter, strong adult language, and suicidal ideation. This production is recommended for audiences 17+.