Its hard to imagine life without computers these days. But mathematician Alan Turing managed to break the Nazi Enigma Code during WWII with-out so much as a gigabyte of electronic memory. In the mid 80s, playwright Hugh Whitmore brought Turings wondrous accomplishments and diffi-cult life to the stage in the highly successful play Breaking the Code. Turings story is a complicated and inspiring one, in part because the great genius was gay during a time when homosexuals were being sent to the gas chambers by the Nazis.
After the war, the Brits had their own difficulties with Turings sexuality, despite his extraordinary service to his country. Theater Southwest brings this powerful tale about genius and otherness to the stage at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. April 17. Through April 30. 8944 Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit www.theatresouthwest.org. $16.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: April 8. Continues through April 30, 2011