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'Breaking the Code' at Hopkins APL dramatizes life of Alan Turing

Cast members of "Breaking the Code" include, back row from left, Michael Hartsfield, Robert Schaefer, Mark Allen, Jimmy Hennigan and Eric Henry; and front row from left, Maureen Rogers, Linda Kress-McDonald and Matt Mitchell.
Cast members of "Breaking the Code" include, back row from left, Michael Hartsfield, Robert Schaefer, Mark Allen, Jimmy Hennigan and Eric Henry; and front row from left, Maureen Rogers, Linda Kress-McDonald and Matt Mitchell. (Photo by Madonna Dougherty)

APL Allies in the Workplace present "Breaking the Code," Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Kossiakoff Center, on the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory campus, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road. The play is based on Andrew Hodges' book, "Alan Turing: The Enigma," by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Directed by Patti Restivo, of Laurel, the play dramatizes the true story of British mathematician Alan Turing, whom many scholars consider the unsung father of computers. He is also credited with cracking Hitler's U-boat Enigma codes. Later in his career, the British government convicted him of gross indecency under an 1885 law that targeted homosexual men.

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Admission is free. Reservations are highly recommended. To register, go to apltheater.eventbrite.com.

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