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The Adding Machine

Thursday, May 23, 2024 to Sunday, June 2, 2024
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Performance Showtimes: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 26, 2024 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 7:30pm
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 7:30pm
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 2:00pm

In this unique adaptation of "The Adding Machine," the unremarkable Mr. Zero, an accountant, is unexpectedly replaced by an adding machine. What follows is a series of remarkable events during and after his life that are outside of his control--or are they?  In this devised adaptation, Director Ryan Purcell and student artists will examine the present-day emergence of artificial intelligence in the context of Rice’s prescient expressionistic classic of the 1920s.

The Adding Machine
A new adaptation based on the play by Elmer Rice.
Directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell
May 23 - June 2, 2024
Previews May 18 & 21, 7:30pm
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse


Logan West˚     Mr. Zero
Bailey Moroson˚ Mrs. Zero
Tess Raz˚ Daisy
Liam He˚ The Boss
Ayse Avcular˚ Mr & Mrs. 1-6
Finn Jordan˚ Mr & Mrs. 1-6
Rain Anderson˚ Judy O'Grady/A Young Man
Josie Paulson˚ Judy O'Grady/A Young Man
Juliana Kilty˚ Shrldu
Irfan Cetin˚ Charles
Joo Gyeong Kim˚ Joe
Priya Hendry˚ Understudy
Creative Team: 
Ryan Guzzo Purcell Director
Mackenzie Breda Stage Manager
Teia O'Malley˚ Scenic Designer
Antonio Torrez* Costume Designer
Geoff Korf† Lighting Designer
Alex Parr˚ Sound Designer
Mackenzie Bounds* Dramaturg

Creative Support

Sam Tomberlin˚ Assistant Set Designer
Lily Nguyen˚ Assistant Costume Designer
Anna Shih˚ Assistant Costume Designer
Ali Rahmn˚ Assistant Lighting Designer
Priya Hendry˚ Assistant Stage Manager


Cissy Dai˚ Light Board Operator
Peter Wujek˚ Sound Operator
Tamara Alsaied˚ Sound Engineer
Mark White˚ Video Operator
Helen Huang˚ Deck Crew
Madeleine Holbrook˚ Wardrobe Crew / Spot Op Swing
Jaden Martenson˚ Deck Crew / Lighting Op Swing
Evan Akolzin˚ Deck Crew
Allyndreth Smyth˚ Wardrobe Crew
Dasha Eremina˚ Wardrobe Crew
Haley Berkman˚ Sound Crew

Production Staff

Andrea Bush†** Props Manager
Alex Danilchek† Technical Director
Ricky German† Costume Shop Manager
Kirsten Hager† Costume Specialist
Jeff Larson† Production Manager
Jennifer Law† Scenic Artist
Ian Lootens† Stage Technician
Jay McAleer† Master Electrician
Deb Skorstad† Costume Lead
Haley Thomas† Production Coordinator
Tres Tracy Ballon† Master Carpenter
Steve Younkins† Sound Technician

˚   Undergraduate student at UW     

*Graduate student at UW

†School of Drama faculty/staff member

**School of Drama alum

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