Edwin F. Beschler

Edwin F. Beschler’s Event Journal

Breaking the Code

Breakingcode 030911
Friday April 15, 2011 / 8:00pm
Breaking the Code
2 tickets
General Admission

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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 insights over the years.) I think the script could have benefited from at least passing reference to what they were really doing (and the significance of "you may have to do things you would really not want to do", a comment that would seem to be meaningful only to people who DID know.) But the acting was very good (in spite of the blurring of time that did not make clear when we were seeing Alan the youth and Alan the adult). I, like others, and probably you as well, wish the theatre's acoustics could be improved a bit; but my age HAS slightly impaired my hearing and I was able to get most of the dialogue. All in all, a satisfying and informative (at an appropriate technical level) evening of theatre. I would recommend it to anyone with the slightest curiosity about the history of information and communication.