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4-5 October 2012 (Amsterdam), Theatre production of Hugh Whitemore's play "Breaking the Code"

Date: 4-5 October 2012 (Amsterdam)
Location: Paderborn, Hamburg, Braunschweig, Amsterdam, and Almere

Breaking the Code is a 1986 play by Hugh Whitemore about the British mathematician Alan Turing whose 100th birthday is being celebrated all over the world during the year 2012 as the Alan Turing Year. Turing, one of the foundational thinkers behind the modern theory of computation, was also a key player in breaking of the German Enigma code at Bletchley Park during World War II. The play thematically links Turing's cryptographic activities with his attempts to grapple with his homosexuality.

The University Players at the Universität Hamburg take their motto of "teaching theatre" very seriously. Under the guidance of experienced actors and directors, new members of the University Players gather practical experience in all areas of the theatre (production, publicity, programs, directing, acting, lighting, sound, costuming, stage design, make-up, etc.). The workshop atmosphere of the University Players has won the group national recognition as a remarkable and unique enterprise.

The University Players will perform Breaking the Code as part of the Alan Turing Year celebrations at the following locations:
14 September 2012: Paderborn, Germany
16 September 2012: Hamburg, Germany
19 September 2012: Braunschweig, Germany
4 October 2012: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5 October 2012: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 November 2012: Almere, The Netherlands

There will be two performances in Amsterdam, one on 4 October, 17:00 in Cafe Oerknal at Science Park Amsterdam which is reserved for students and staff of CWI and FNWI, and the second one on 5 October, 19:30 in the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam open for everyone.

If you plan to attend the Thursday performance, please note that there is a limited number of places, so reservations are required. Please send an email to stating "play Alan Turing". In this case, also indicate whether you stay for dinner afterwards and if you want to eat vegetarian.
No reservation is required for the Friday performance.

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