Hystopolis Puppet Theater

The Adding Machine

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A full-length production of Elmer Ricešs powerful 1923 American Expressionist classic. Hystopolis performs this black comedy in the Bunraku style, in which puppeteers robed in black manipulate the characters. The soundtrack reveals the beauty, ugliness, and tranquility of an imagined world in a mundane existence. A powerful use of imagery, special effects, and visual humor makes this production brilliant, profound, intelligent, funny, and playful. For adults.