Breaking the Code

October 24–November 11, 2018
Van Fleet Theatre, CPAC

549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

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Mathematical genius Alan Turing was a pioneer in the field of computers and computer science. His work breaking Nazi code during World War II saved countless lives, yet he plummeted into ruin after his secret life was discovered.

"A fascinating tapestry...suspenseful, poignant, inspiring...Ian Short is utterly convincing" –The Columbus Dispatch

"This production understands the warmth, the human joy, and the human cost of a lifetime spent breaking the codes of war, society, and of one's own heart." –Columbus Underground

"It breaks down what makes a person a person." –Columbus Alive

"Real, true, heartwarming and heart-breaking." –Prizm

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Thursdays = $30.00
Sundays = $35.00
Fridays and Saturdays = $40.00

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Student Tickets: Students can purchase $15 tickets by calling the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939 during normal business hours, or in-person at the performance. Bring a valid student ID to claim your tickets at the performance. Availability cannot be guaranteed.



Presenting Sponsor:
Equitas Health
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Media Sponsor:
LBrands Foundation   Columbus Metropolitan Library WOSU


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Production team

Alan Turing
Ian Short
Joe Bishara
Sara Turing
Josie Merkle
Mark Schwamberger
Mick Ross
Ralph Scott
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Kirsten Upchurch

Pat Green
Becca Kravitz
Scenic Designer
Edie Dinger-Wadkins

Ron Miller
Bill Darby
Lighting Designer
Caroline Dittamo

Andrew Protopapas
Costume Designer
Janin Rosas

Dilwyn Knox
Dave Morgan
Master Electrician
Brendan Michna

Christopher Marcom
Matthew Sierra
Props Master
Jennifer Maynard

Technical Director
Joe Wolfle, Jr.

Assistant Stage Manager Intern
Valeriya Nedviga

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