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LPG Drama Backlist Catalogue: 2015

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By (author): Arun Lakra
9781770911970 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian Alberta Mar 01, 2014
$16.95 CAD
Active 5.37 x 8.16 x 0.39 in | 200 gr 112 pages Duration: 75 minutes FSC certified – mixed sources 0 Playwrights Canada Press
Alberta Playwriting Competition 2011, Winner Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play 2013, Winner Calgary Theatre Critics Award for Best New Script 2013, Winner Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama 2014, Winner James Tait Black Drama Prize 2014, Long-listed STAGE International Script Competition 2012, Short-listed Woodward-Newman Drama Award 2013, Winner
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?

Arun Lakra is a writer, doctor, and father. As a writer, Arun has produced a book on laser eye surgery, a supernatural thriller screenplay, a song to protest the demotion of Pluto, a heartfelt ballad about puke, a line of misunderstood T-shirts, and his share of illegible prescriptions. Sequence is his second stage play. His first play received rave reviews for balancing a wobbly table in his basement. Arun lives in Calgary with his wife and kids and divides his work week between his creative endeavours and his ophthalmology practice.

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

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

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