The Theatre: First Nights

The Adding Machine. The play deals with a man who kills his boss. That in itself is comprehensible, possibly even commendable. Mr. Zero (Dudley Digges) has spent 25 years adding figures. Then his employer tells him that an adding machine will take his place. You don't see the murder. You see the inside of Zero's head in the course of it. The two men and the furniture all start whirling. Figures dance fantastically against the background. Through a sudden darkness stab flashes of red fire. That is the killing.

At the trial Mr....

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