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Theatre Arts Students Perform ‘The Adding Machine’ March 25-28

Theatre arts students at the University of Mississippi are working hard to perfect their new high-tech production, “The Adding Machine,” opening March 25.

“This show is very funny and most entertaining,” said Dex Edwards, associate professor of theatre and director of the play.

“There will be a lot of music and a lot of spectacle.”

“The Adding Machine” is the intense but comical tale of “Mr. Zero,” a henpecked, everyman accountant who, after 25 years at his job, is replaced by an automated calculator on the day he is expected to receive a raise. The replacement sends him over the edge and into an act of bloody retribution. The show follows his journey from trial to execution and, eventually, to the afterlife.