Imprint:Playwrights Canada Press
Dimensions:8.45in x 5.45 x 0.3 in | 160 gr
Page Count:128 pages
“Luck is like irony. Not everybody who thinks they got it, got it.”
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 double helix 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?
Sequence continues to get new productions and university class studies since it premiered in 2013.
Arun Lakra has three jobs. Writer. Doctor. Dad. He hoped one of them would be easy. (He was wrong.) In addition to his work as a playwright, Arun has written a book on laser eye surgery, a supernatural thriller screenplay, a song to protest the demotion of Pluto (unsuccessful), and his share of illegible prescriptions. He has also written and directed an award-winning short film, Probability, based on his play Sequence. Arun lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife and two kids, and divides his work week between his creative endeavours and his ophthalmology practice. You can find out more at www.arunlakra.com or follow him @arunlakraOU.
“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, award-winning author of Vimy
“An intellectual Rubik's cube that challenges us to consider some of our most profound questions in a search for some kind of alignment.”- Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun
“Lakra’s writing style is a little bit Aaron Sorkin . . . a little bit David Mamet . . . and a whole lot of Tom Stoppard . . . all coming at you like a cavalcade of playwriting’s greatest hits over the past three decades. Sequence balances smart and heart.”- Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald