Adding Machine tells the story of Mr. Zero, an ordinary man working as an accountant in a monotonous job. After 25 years of service, he is replaced by a machine and his life takes a dark turn. Seeking revenge, Mr. Zero commits a shocking act and is sentenced to death. The musical explores themes of alienation, technology’s impact on human lives, and the search for meaning in a society driven by efficiency.
Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content
Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)
Cast Size: 9
Setting: 1920s / USA
Music/Lyrics/Book: Joshua Schmidt
Lyrics/Book: Jason Loewith
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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