Adding Machine: A Musical produced by SpeakEasy at the last minute tonight, not having heard a thing of it. A gamble that paid off. I had a great time, and am glad I got to see it.
This musical is an adaptation of the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice. It tells the story of a man who, expecting to get a promotion after working for his company for 25 years, gets fired because his position is being replaced by the adding machine.
cast. Everything single actor was completely committed, precise and embodying their character perfectly. They all made a great homogeneous ensemble. The lead role, Brendan McNab, had a very strong performance throughout with some particularly intensely draining emotional passages that he executed brilliantly.