Breaking the Code: Powerful Biographical Drama From Underground Railway Theater
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The last date listed for Breaking the Code was Wednesday April 27, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Theatrical luminary Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America and the brilliant libretto for Caroline, or Change, penned this delightful adaptation of Brundibar, a remarkable musical fable based on an opera that was first performed in the Czech concentration camp in which its original author was imprisoned. A fairytale opera about two children who must sing in the market to raise money for their ailing mother, Brundibar celebrates the triumph of the helpless over tyranny and the transformative power of art. Supplementing Brundibar is But the Giraffe, a brief Kushner-written companion piece about a young girl who has to make a tough choice. This show is produced by Underground Railway Theater. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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The acting was superb. It didn't exactly understand Turing's genius, but the criminal consequences of homosexuality at the time are heartbreaking. Between being theater in the round and British accents it was at times difficult to catch every word. The seating is not the most comfortable but the brownies at the concession are delicious.
Quotes & Highlights
- Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, the science theater collaboration between Underground Railway Theater and MIT, enhances the production with post-show conversations featuring renowned scientists. This performance is presented as a part of MIT's 150th Anniversary and the 2011 Cambridge Science Festival.
Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's elegant and deeply moving play about brilliant British mathematician Alan Turing, reveals connections between his cracking of the Nazi's "unbreakable" Engima Code and his refusal to live a closeted life. Turing's expansive spirit embraced seeming contradiction: gay man and war hero, marathon runner and Disney film fan; he envisioned a 'universal machine" and set the stage for modern computer technology. Directed by Adam Zahler, starring Allyn Burrows as Turing, and featuring URT Artistic Director Debra Wise.
About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square Theater
The Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.
URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.
During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.