Only two weekends remain to experience Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine at Grove Theatre Center in Burbank. The show runs through Saturday, August 18, 2012.
The Adding Machine is a captivating voyage through the life, execution, and rebirth of Mr. Zero, a low-level accountant whose life is forever altered when, after 35 years at the same company, he discovers he's being replaced by a mechanical adding machine so the company can maximize profits--a theme as relevant today as when Elmer Rice first wrote the play in 1923.
Two Broadway veterans head up the cast of The Adding Machine: David Allen Jones as Mr. Zero, the hapless employee, and Jane Macfie as Daisy Diana Dorothea Devore, his co-worker and unrequited love interest.
Others in the cast include Karen Kalensky as Zero’s long insufferable wife, Mrs. Zero; Skip Pipo as the contrite matricidal murderer Shrdlu; Frank Simons as the other worldly Lt. Charles; Kate Danley as the cheerful prostitute; Joe Langer as the ominous Fixer; and David Ghilardi as the heartless boss.
The show is produced by the same GTC production team that created Blake…da Musical! (Ovation Award for Best New Musical), and Film Chinois (Ovation Award for Best New Play).
The Adding Machine is directed by GTC’s Award-winning Artistic Director, Kevin Cochran, with set and costumes by three time Ovation Award nominee Leonard Ogden and lighting by David Darwin.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, through August 18. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 seniors and Burbank residents, and $15 students.
All performances are at GTC Burbank, 1111-B West Olive Avenue. To purchase tickets and for more information, go to www.gtc.org or call 818.528.6622.