The play tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, who cracked the German Enigma code which helped win World War II. Meanwhile, he also "broke the code" by being unapologetically homosexual at a time when homosexuality was illegal in Great Britain. It was on Churchill's specific instructions that Turing was given all the resources he required - and his behaviour tolerated. However, the system eventually catches up with Alan.
Following a run in the London West End beginning in November 1986, the play ran on Broadway from November 1987 for five months.
The play is biographical covering Turing's life from a small boy through to his death at the age of 41. It is multi-scene with imaginative staging.
Mike Nower directs and will be looking to fill this 9-member cast:
Alan Turing - Age 8 to 41
Mick Ross (30-45), detective
Sara Turing (38-71), Turing's mother
Ron Miller (20-30), a young man having affair with Turing
Dilly Knox (60-70), manager at Bletchley Park
Patricia "Pat" Green (24-30), a co-worker of Turing
Christopher Morcom (8-17), Alan's school age friend
John Smith (30+), British Secret Service agent
Nikos (20+), a young Greek lover
Auditions take place Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7 at the Players' Back Door Theater, 1619 49th Street South, Gulfport, Florida. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to complete an audition form. Resumes and headshots are helpful but not mandatory.
"Breaking the Code" will be performed January 11-21, 2018 at the Catherine Hickman Theater of Gulfport.
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