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Breaking the Code
By Hugh Whitemore, Directed by Nancy Curran Willis
A compassionate and often amusing true story about the remarkable mind and tragic fate of Alan Turing, English mathematician-cum-British war hero who figured out the way to break the famous German Enigma Code during WWII enabling the Allies to gain valuable knowledge about German troop movements which was a key component in the success of the Allied war effort. The story is about the private life of an unusual and brilliant man who happened to be a homosexual. His tragic death was brought about by a Government that honored his patriotic achievement, lauded him as a hero but would not tolerate his sexual orientation, Turing was unprepared for the Bristish code of sexual discretion. He did little to disguise his homosexuality and for this he was arrested on a charge of gross indecency. As the result of his prosecution and humiliation England and the world lost one of the finest mathematical minds of our era.
Not recommended for children under 17 due to adult subject matter.
Production Dates: September 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 & October 3, 4, 2008
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