Lives hang in the balance as science faces off against religion , and math
WHO: Written by Arun Lakra. Directed by Bruce Gray.
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 at 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?
Winner- 2014 Woodward/Newman Drama Award Betty Mitchell Award Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama Alberta Playwriting Competition Grand Prize 2013 Calgary Theatre Critics Award for Best New Script Finalist- 2012 Stage International Script Competition.
“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.”----Stephen Hunt, The Calgary Herald
Arun Lakra is the playwright. Dr. Lakra, an ophthalmologist, also writes plays and screenplays. Among his current projects in progress: a sequel to Sequence entitled Consequence.
Bruce Gray directs the Theatre 40 production. One of Theatre 40’s resident directors, his recent credits include Late Company, Double Door, and Breath of Spring.
His cast for Sequence includes, in alphabetical order, Crash Buist, Shelby Graham, Gary Rubenstein and Maria Spassoff.
Set design: Jeff G. Rack. Costume design: Michèle Young. Production stage manager : Don Solosan.
Presenter / Producer: Theatre 40
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 310-364-0535
241 S. Moreno Dr.
Beverly Hills CA 90212
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Performance Dates: 7/20/2017 - 8/20/2017
Thurs- Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00. June 21 is at 7:00.
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