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by Arun Lakra
directed by Andrea Donaldson
January 03, 2017 – February 12, 2017
Do you believe in luck? A man successfully bets double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss for twenty years in a row. A professor races the clock on a ground-breaking discovery to cure the disease that is causing her own progressive blindness. Two fascinating stories intertwine like DNA, examining the interplay between science, faith, probability and luck.
★★★ out of 4 “Andrea Donaldson directs a sleek production for Tarragon Theatre, featuring an indelible performance by Nancy Palk; If you like brainy plays that challenge you to keep up and give you lots to pick apart afterwards, grab some clever friends and get along to this one.” – Toronto Star
★★★★ “Lakra’s quick-witted script is often funny, especially in the hands of Palk as the no-nonsense professor; Sequence is a modern, intellectually-stimulating piece that sparks conversation.”- Theatromania
“The ideas and structure of the show are delightful, philosophically engaging, and inventive, and the production elements are apt and stylish.” – Mooney on Theatre
“Sequence is a smart, funny, fast-paced play on the nature of luck and love that will leave both your head and your heart spinning.” – Vern Thiessen, Governor General’s Literary Award-winning Author
Winner of Gwen Pharis Ringwood Drama Prize (Alberta Literary Awards, 2015), Outstanding New Play 2013 – Betty Mitchell Award, Best New Script 2013 – Calgary Theatre Critics Award,
Joanne Woodward/Paul Newman Award for Drama (Bloomington Playwrights Project, 2013), Grand Prize – Alberta Playwriting Competition (2011).
Watch Playwright Arun Lakra & Director Andrea Donaldson discuss Sequence in our video trailer here.
Hear Arun Lakra live on CBC Radio q from January 12, 2017 here.
Cast and Crew
Writer – Arun Lakra
Director – Andrea Donaldson
Actors – Kevin Bundy , Jesse LaVercombe , Ava Jane Markus , Nancy Palk
Lighting & Set Designer – Jason Hand
Costume Designer – Joanna Yu
Sound Designer – Thomas Ryder Payne
Stage Manager – Natasha Bean-Smith
Apprentice Stage Manager – Jane Honek
Assistant Director – Helen Monroe