A Most Secret War is the story of Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician whose pioneering work in computer science led to the cracking of the German Enigma code during World War II. Turing's saved thousands of lives and helped to win the war, but his contribution is top secret under the British Official Secrets Act of 1901. The play explores an even greater secret of Turing's life: his homosexuality. At a time in England when it was a criminal offense, Turing waged a private battle between his intellectual and emotional needs. When his secret was revealed, he was arrested and forced to undergo a humiliating trial. Rather than go to prison and risk sacrificing his research, he choose to undergo painful chemical therapy which left him a destroyed man. Shortly afterwards, he may or may not have committed suicide ... the last secret in a life haunted by many. The play features a tour de force role for an actor.
"A moving drama." - United International Press
Presented Off Broadway at the Harold Clurman Theater.