Greetings to all of my beautiful friends out there!
News alert! I’m starring in a musical out here in Los Angeles called “ADDING MACHINE.” It opens on Saturday, January 22nd at the ODYSSEY THEATRE. I play the role of DAISY, who is hopeless romantic. It’s a great part with some great songs.
The Adding Machine is a 1923 play by Elmer Rice, and is generally considered to be the first American Expressionist play. The story focuses on Mr. Zero, an accountant at a large, faceless company. After 25 years at his job, he discovers that he will be replaced by an adding machine. In anger and pain, he snaps and kills his boss. He is then tried for murder and is found guilty. He is then hanged and wakes up in a heaven-like setting known as “The Elysian Fields.” Mr. Zero then begins to operate an adding machine, until Lieutenant Charles, the boss of the Elysian Fields, comes to tell Zero that he is a waste of space and his soul is going to be sent back to the earth to be reused.
In 2007, the play was adapted into a musical entitled Adding Machine with a score by Joshua Schmidt and book by Jason Loewith and Schmidt. The musical debuted in Illinois at the Next Theatre Company in 2007.
We run until the end of March, so if you’re in the Los Angeles area, come check me out.