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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

"Breaking the Code", Theatre production of Hugh Whitemore's play in Paderborn, Hamburg, Braunschweig, Amsterdam, and Almere

University Players on tour
Hugh Whitemore's play "Breaking the Code"

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

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 

The University Players at the Universitt 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 
in Paderborn, Braunschweig, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Almere.

We acknowledge the kind financial support of our sponsors that made this production possible: the 
Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung, the Deutsche Vereinigung fr Mathematische Logik und fr Grundlagenforschung
der exakten Wissenschaften, and the Universitt Hamburg.