Elmer Rice


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Noun1.Elmer Rice - United States playwright (1892-1967)
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In 1991, Herzog made his New York stage debut in Chicago's Hystopolis Productions' all-puppet version of "The Adding Machine" by Elmer Rice. This took place off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater at the Jim Henson International Theater Festival.
The law school dropout Elmer Rice? "Williams's America" comprised more playwrights than Williams himself, and the Frenchman Genet was hardly unknown to American playwrights of Williams's maturity.
For those more musically inclined, the Hypocrites has brought back the Chicago-born Adding Machine: A Musical, Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt's adaptation of Elmer Rice's 1923 play about Mr.
15), with lyrics by Langston Hughes based on a book by Elmer Rice, proved the outstanding production of this year's festival, playing to near sell-out audiences at the Neptune Studio Theatre.
Our first experiment, Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine (1995), was an exercise in using the basic ideas of virtual reality as a scenic medium.
These included such work as "Marathon '33," "Ready When You Are, C.B.!" and even a musical, "Skyscraper," adapted from an Elmer Rice play, "Dream Girl."
The "hero" of Elmer Rice's 1923 play, The Adding Machine, is named Mr.
His success was due to his seemingly unboundless energy (although his efforts once drove him to collapse), his eye for talent (the Hollywood crowd of Cecil Parker, Rex Harrison, Robert Donat, Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson and Harry Andrews all joined the rep during his reign) and love of theatrical trickery (Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine was performed in 1930 with whirling lights and characters becoming mechanised puppets).
Sir Michael Redgrave made his debut at the Playhouse in 1934 playing Roy Darwin in a piece called Counsellor at Law by Elmer Rice. Famously of course he met his wife Rachel Kempson at the Playhouse, founding one of British theatre's most famous acting clans.
The 2008 Jason Loewith-Joshua Schmidt musical , based on the early 20th-century Elmer Rice play, centers on a bookkeeper named Mr.
Elmer Rice's 1923 American Expressionist play about technology as a cancerous threat to contempo life was an unlikely candidate for musical adaptation.