Adding Machine: A Musical

Original Play written by Elmer Rice
Composed by Joshua Schmidt
Book written by Joshua Schmidt and Jason Loewith
Directed by Eli Troen ’20
Music Directed by Elena Sokoloski ’18
Produced by Connie Zhao ’19 and Audrey Thorne ’19


The Leverett Library Theater

Thursday, March 29th at 7:30pm
Friday, March 30th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 31st at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 1st at 2pm

Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

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Adding Machine, based on Elmer Rice’s 1923 expressionist play of the same name, tells the story of Mr. Zero, who after 25 years of marriage to his dutiful wife and after 25 years in service to his company is fired and replaced by a mechanical adding machine. In a vengeful rage, he murders his boss and is sentenced to death. Finding himself in the beautiful Elysian Fields, Mr. Zero is offered one final chance for romance and redemption. Adding Machine: a Musical is a scathing and cynical commentary on our society, covering issues from capitalism to existentialism, and features a wild and eclectic score, ranging from electronic influences to jazz and gospel.
Please be aware that this production deals with strong content, including sexism, anti-semitism, discussion of murder, suicide, and strong language. 


Mr. Zero –
Mrs. Zero –
Daisy Devore –
Shrdlu –
Mr. One/Boss/Various –
Mrs. One/Various –
Mr. Two/Fixer/Various –
Mrs. Two/Various –


Director – Eli Troen
Music Director – Elena Sokoloski
Assistant Music Director – Arlesia McGowan
Co-Choreographer – Margaret Canady
Co-Choreographer – Michelle Ko
Co-Stage Manager – Rhea Bennett
Co-Stage Manager – Jennie Kunes
Technical Director – Sabrina Yates
Lighting Designer – Charlie O’Mara
Sound Designer – Eunice Lee
Costume Designer – Moriah Lee
Props Designer – Anisa Ahmed
Producer – Connie Zhao
Producer – Audrey Thorne
Publicity Designer – Casper Dehnavi
Music Advisor – Mateo Lincoln