A play about a poem about a painting about a myth - and what it means to be human. A historical fiction that interweaves the lives and works of 20th century poet W.H. Auden and mathematician Alan Turing.
Staged as a lecture in a New York City YMCA in the early 1950s, The Auden Test asks "What if?" What if Auden had been friends with the celebrated mathematician Alan Turing, who broke the German Enigma code during the Second World War? What if he had just learned of Turing’s suicide, a tragedy brought on by his conviction for “gross indecency” as a homosexual man in the England of his day? How would he react?
Written by Lawrence Aronovitch
Starring Johnny Wideman