Last Chance: L.A.'s Sacred Fools to Subtract Adding Machine, Aug. 28

News   Last Chance: L.A.'s Sacred Fools to Subtract Adding Machine, Aug. 28 Last Chance to catch the Sacred Fools Theatre Company's acclaimed revival of Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine, ending its run at L.A.'s Heliotrope Theatre Aug. 28. The show opened July 29.

Last Chance to catch the Sacred Fools Theatre Company's acclaimed revival of Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine, ending its run at L.A.'s Heliotrope Theatre Aug. 28. The show opened July 29.

Rice's 1923 satire centers on Mr. Zero, an accountant at a large, faceless company who finds, after 25 years on the job, that he is about to be replaced by an adding machine. His pain and rage are so severe that he snaps and kills his boss.

Craig Mathers portrays Mr. Zero. The cast also includes Haynes Brooke, M.E. Dunn, Stan Freitag, Joe Gold, Jeff Goldman, Timbre Henning, Amy Jopnes, Casey Klemow, Diana Kyle, Mark T.J. Lifrieri, Jesse Marion, Scott McShane, Pogo Saito, Al Vicente and Jennifer Wu.

Directing for Sacred Fools is Lauren Hollingsworth, who is one of the company's artistic directors. She has studied at Barnard and Columbia and is about to start MFA studies in film direction at USC.

The Heliotrope Theatre is located at 660 N. Heliotrope Drive in Hollywood. For tickets and information call (310) 281-8337 or visit www.SacredFools.org. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent