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Sequence

Sequence

By Arun Lakra
Subjects: Science & Scientists, Community Theatre Picks, Western Playwrights, Alberta, South Asian Canadian Playwrights, Award Winners
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770911970, 112 pages, March 2014
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770911994, 112 pages, March 2014
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770911987, 112 pages, March 2014
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Awards

  • Winner, Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama 2014
  • Winner, Calgary Theatre Critics Award for Best New Script 2013
  • Winner, Woodward-Newman Drama Award 2013
  • Long-listed, James Tait Black Drama Prize 2014
  • Winner, Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play 2013
  • Winner, Alberta Playwriting Competition 2011
  • Short-listed, STAGE International Script Competition 2012

Description

Theo has been named Time Magazine's Luckiest Man Alive. For twenty consecutive years he has successfully bet double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss. And he's getting ready to risk millions on the twenty-first when he is confronted by Cynthia, a young woman who claims to have figured out his mathematical secret. Stem-cell researcher and professor Dr. Guzman is on the verge of a groundbreaking discovery. She's also learned that one of her students has defied probability to get all 150 multiple-choice questions wrong on his genetics exam, but it's not until he shows up to her office in the middle of the night that she's able to determine if it's simply bad luck. The two narratives intertwine like a fragment of DNA to examine the interplay between logic and metaphysics, science and faith, luck and probability. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos. With razor-sharp wit and playful language, Sequence asks, in our lives, in our universe, and even in our stories, does order matter?

Reviews

"...dynamic and intriguing..." —Jessica Goldman, CBC Radio

"Sequence balances smart and heart." —Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald