Sequence by Arun Lakra

Playwrights Canada Press


Regular price $16.95
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Which came first, the chicken or the egg, and what dreamed them up in the first place? What is luck? Are eight consecutive Tails always just a coincidence? Can sequential events happen simultaneously? Is our fortune woven into our DNA? Did God need to exist for life to begin? Can a mathematical sequence reveal the secret of the universe, or at least the Super Bowl? And what are the chances of two people having a dog named Cynthia?

Sequence is a mind-blowing, award-winning drama where two stories intertwine like a fragment of DNA. Time Magazine's Luckiest Man Alive has correctly bet on the Super Bowl coin toss 19 years in a row. He is about to risk $880 million dollars on the 20th, until he is confronted by a young woman who claims to have figured out his mathematical secret. Meanwhile, a blind professor is paid a late night visit by a young man in a wheelchair, who on his introductory genetics final examination, defied probability to get all 150 questions wrong.

Sequence is an edge-of-your-seat, award-winnning, science thriller that asks where we came from? In a theatrical petri dish; sex, God, DNA, Fibonacci numbers, and football, spiral together in a heady cocktail that inspires, delights, and surprises with its playful language and interplay of logic and metaphysics. Belief systems clash, ideas recombine, mutate and evolve, and order springs from chaos. Luck versus God. Free will versus fate. Science versus faith. Coincidence, probability and genetics. Einstein and Darwin. Time and relativity. Randomness and inevitability. And the paradox of a double helical chronology. nd the question is asked... In our lives, in our universe, and even in our stories, does order matter?

Year Printed: 2014
First Produced: 2013 at Downstage Theatre / Hit & Myth Productions, Calgary, AB.

Running Time: 75 minutes
Acts: 1

Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2
Total Cast: 4