How Do You Like Me Now Productions Presents ‘Breaking the Code’ at Chesapeake Arts Center (news)

BREAKING THE CODE APPEARING AT CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER

How Do You Like Me Now Productions, Inc. presents Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore, on weekends, June 8, 9 and 10 and on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, MD.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., Breaking the Code is the biographical story of British mathematician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing. Known as the “father of computers,” Turing conceived a model for the first general purpose computer (the Turing machine) and broke the Nazi’s enigma code, which historians credit with ending World War II early and saving countless lives.

Turing only became known to the public when he was arrested for gross indecency (the crime of homosexuality) in 1952. Sentenced to undergo hormone treatments that left him physically and mentally impaired, Turing committed suicide by cyanide two years later, leaving a half-eaten poisoned apple by his bedside.

Whitemore’s play is based on the book, Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, which also inspired the award-winning film, The Imitation Game.

Produced by Grant Myers and directed by Jen Sizer, the show features a cast of nine thespians who flash back to key events in Turing’s personal life and his brilliant work during World War II.

The nonprofit How Do You Like Me Now Productions, producer of the Erase Hate Through Art social campaign, aims to promote acceptance and equality with the production of theater and fine art exhibits focusing on the harmful effects of hate-crime and bullying, and serves to advance the acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) communities in and around greater Baltimore and Washington DC.

Breaking the Code presented by How Do You Like Me Now Productions, plays June 8th to 10th and 15th to 17th, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, at the Chesapeake Arts Center – 192 Hammonds Lane, in Brooklyn Park, MD. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students/seniors/military and can be purchased online.

For more information and to arrange press tickets, email gemyers61@gmail.com or call (301) 802-4060.