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Unless you were born with a platinum spoon in your mouth, chances are you’re feeling the effects of our crumbling job market. Pink slips are floating around like confetti, and salaries are falling like gas prices. In times like this, you can either cry or fly. Or you can go to GableStage, check out Adding Machine, and find a character who is worse off than you.

Meet Mr. Zero, a dude who gives his employer 25 years of service, 25 years of hourlong lunch breaks, only to be replaced by a mechanical adding machine. This provocative tale written by Elmer Rice made its debut in 1923 but rings eerily true for the state of America today. Zero decided to dish out his own punishment to an insensitive boss — the kind that many an American’s dreams are made of. Cough up $42.50 for your ticket and find out how he handled things.
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009


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