Mr. Zero has a problem we can all relate to. The protagonist in Elmer Rice's 1923 play, Adding Machine, finds out his job of 25 years is being eliminated because a new piece of technology has made it obsolete. In 2007, Joshua Schmidt and Jason Loewith chose to adapt Adding Machine into a musical, which is onstage at Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St., through Oct. 22. But that's not where the story ends. In his anger, Mr. Zero takes things a wee bit too far. As in, he kills his boss too far. Yeah, whoops. The funny, dark and poetic musical, which influenced Tennessee Williams, follows Mr. Zero through his trial and death and into the afterlife. Adding Machine: A Musical opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets start at $10 at
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