Science on Stage: PURE

Monday, September 25, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

MIT Museum
314 Main Street, Gambrill Center, Cambridge MA 02142

Join us for a series of play readings, each exploring a wide range of provocative questions at the intersection of science, technology, and society.

Science on Stage is organized through the Catalyst Collaborative at MIT, produced in collaboration with the Central Square Theater.

Performance, conversation with guest scientist.

Seating is Limited. Advance purchase is recommended. This program is presented as part of the 2023 Cambridge Science Festival. Admission is free.


PURE recounts the life and work of 20th century British mathematician Alan Turing, credited with creating the world's first computer. At a time when the basic principles of science are under threat in the US and beyond, PURE gives us a fresh window into the life of an oft-depicted (and pathologized) gay hero, focusing on Turing's broad philosophical questions about mathematics poetically interwoven with imagined conversations with those he loved.

Written by celebrated Filipino-American playwright Rey Pamatmat.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please note that all seats will be released to the general public 10 minutes prior to the program’s start time. To guarantee a seat, please arrive early.


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