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Breaking the Code | [Hugh Whitemore]

Breaking the Code

After helping to crack the supposedly unbreakable Nazi Enigma Code, a future filled with honors and public recognition seemed assured for mathematical genius Alan Turing. But his country's obsession with national security, as well as his open homosexuality, at a time when it was still a crime in Britain, created problems with his family, friends, and colleagues.
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During WWII, the Nazis developed the supposedly unbreakable Enigma Code, which the British had to crack or risk losing the war. Brilliant mathematician Alan Turing succeeded and was highly praised by Churchill and awarded the OBE. But when his homosexuality was revealed, at a time when homosexuality was a crime in Britain, his career was destroyed. Turing eventually committed suicide. Whitemore's play revolves around breaking the code of silence about homosexuality, not really the Enigma Code. Dynamic production by L.A. Theatre Works turns what could have been a maudlin exposé into compelling theater.

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After helping to crack the supposedly unbreakable Nazi Enigma Code, a future filled with honors and public recognition seemed assured for mathematical genius Alan Turing. But his country's obsession with national security, as well as his open homosexuality, at a time when it was still a crime in Britain, created problems with his family, friends, and colleagues.

(P)2003 L.A. Theatre Works

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"Dynamic production by L.A. Theatre Works turns what could have been a maudlin expose into compelling theater." (AudioFile)

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