Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore’s elegant and deeply moving play about British mathematician Alan Turing, reveals connections between his cracking of the Nazi’s unbreakable Enigma code and his refusal to live a closeted life. Turing’s expansive spirit embraced seeming contradictions: gay man and war hero, marathon runner and Disney film fan. He envisioned a universal machine and set the stage for modern computer technology.

Breaking the Code is presented as part of MIT’s 150th Anniversary and the 2011 Cambridge Science Festival.