This drama revels a man who was not, in many ways, a regular guy.
Math Genius, Alan Mathison Turing was able to break the Nazi Enigma Code for the British government. Mr. Turing saw no need to live a lie. Against his Supervisor's & his Mother's advice, Alan accepts in himself what society will not. This story is sprinkled with early computer development. "Breaking the Code" is a view in the difficulties of a gay man in the mid-twentith century England. When Alan incurs a home robbery, the police did not seek the thief. Law enforcement incarcerated Turing for being a homosexual, leaving the theft unsolved.
Facts related, but not in this play:
1. On 10 September 2009, Alan M. Turing was one of five people ever to receive an apology from the UK Government for the injustice received under British Law.
2. Since 1986 the annual "A. M. Turing Award" is given by Stanford University. The Turing Award is computer science 'Noble' equivalent.
3. March 2012, Historian George Dyson's newest book, "Turing's Cathedral" is set to be released.