FEBRUARY 2018 | Volume 164
Photo credit: Tim Matheson.
"I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." – Stephen Hawking
Join Realwheels Theatre for an intellectually sexy and thought-provoking evening as they present SEQUENCE, the award-winning science thriller by Arun Lakra.
Taking place at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver from Wednesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 24, this production integrates a cast of four professional actors, including two who live with disability. The casting speaks to Realwheels Theatre's ongoing commitment to fostering interchange between mainstream and disability arts sectors.
Is our luck programmed in our genes? Is there an innate 'right-ness' to biological outcomes that's rooted in our fundamental DNA? SEQUENCE is a fast-paced, science thriller that explores the intersection of math, nature, and spirituality.
A professor confronts a student who has defied probability by taking a multiple-choice exam only to get every answer wrong. Meanwhile, the "Luckiest Man Alive" – with his uncanny ability to predict the winner of the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years running – is confronted by a young woman who claims to know his secret. In SEQUENCE, two different paths converge. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos!
Directed by Rena Cohen and featuring performances by Amy Amantea (Comedy on Wheels), Jake Anthony (Just Watch Me: A Trudeau Rock Musical), Byron Noble (The Foreigner) and Krista Skwarok (Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street), SEQUENCE explores questions of determinism versus free will via two stories that interweave like a strand of DNA. This production of SEQUENCE will be the first-ever to be performed by an integrated cast, giving audiences a rare glimpse into the lived experience of disability.
SEQUENCE is written by Arun Lakra
Director: Rena Cohen
Producer: Lindsey Adams
Associate Producer: Jayson McLean
Featuring: Amy Amantea, Jake Anthony, Byron Noble, & Krista Skwarok
Set Designer: Joel Grinke
Lighting Designer: Nicole Weismiller
Costume Designer: Christopher Gauthier
Stage Manager: Jenny Kim
Media Opening: March 15, 8pm
Preview: March 14, 8pm (All proceeds from the preview performance will go to Realwheels Society to cover production costs)
Performance Times: March 16-17 & 21-24, 8pm
Matinee: March 18, 2pm
RUNNING TIME: 80 min, no intermission
TICKETS: Adult: $28 | Deaf; PWD: $20 | Senior: $20 | Student; Arts Worker: $15 | School Groups: $10 per student. On sale now at 604.990.3474 or www.tickets.phtheatre.org
Enjoy a post-show discussion on Wednesday, March 21
ASL Interpretation on Sunday, March 18
Live Description by VocalEye for people who have vision loss on Saturday Mar. 17 & Saturday Mar. 24
ADVISORY: Mature content – not suitable for children
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