Breakingcode 030911

Breaking the Code Reviews

Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

9 ratings
4.7 average rating
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17 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 27 2011

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...continued

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12 reviews
17 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

Tremendously well-written and well-produced play. All the actors were wonderful. The lead actor was stupendous. His performance as Alan Turing rates up there with the best acting I've seen on NYC and London stages.

I thought the non-linear...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

In general we thought this was a good representation of the character of Alan Turing, as well as to others of his particular intellectual makeup. (Although I never met him, I have known three of his colleagues at Bletchley from whom I had some...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

This is a lovely and confident production, with versatile and skilled actors and a minimal but well-designed set. Every moment of the evening is filled with genuine affection and respect for both the play and its characters, and it was a pleasure...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

Engaging and enlightening. I knew little of Turing's personal life, and this glimpse into his psyche enriched my understanding of his passion. Bravo to the actors!

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

We very much enjoyed the play, and the cast was wonderful. However, I had a difficult time understanding an actor when his/her back was to me.
Overall, it was a great theater experience.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

Alan Turing was one of the true unsung heroes of World War II. A brilliant mathematician, he was instrumental in breaking the Enigma cipher used by the Germans to transmit orders to U boats in the Atlantic. Turing's other contributions are too...continued

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