As luck would have it, Realwheels Theatre is presenting Sequence by Arun Lakra at the Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver, until March 24th.
It’s not uncommon for a piece of theatre to be inquisitive, Sequence asks many and leaves us with even more questions. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Is our luck and destiny predetermined by our genes? Is there such a thing as coincidence?
Sequence is a face-paced combination of science and comedy, that leaves you thinking. The play is told in two parallel and possibly intersecting scenes. On one side, the “Luckiest Man Alive” (Byron Noble) questions his luck when he is met by a young lady (Krista Skwarok) who think she’s figured out his secret. In the opposite scene, a scientist (Amy Amantea) attempts to determine if she has found the “luck” gene when she confronts possibly the unluckiest student (Jake Anthony), who believes in God’s plan. In both stories, the debate leads us to question what we think we understand. The final twist in the show leaves us the conclusion of Sequence up to the audience to determine, like choose your own ending theatre. Your interpretation of the ending may change with each viewing, with Arun Lakra’s script having so many intricacies and each question offering multiple points of view.
Reelwheels Theatre is a inclusive, non-profit Vancouver theatre company that offers opportunities and integrates disabilities on and off the stage. Disabilities are an important thread of the script that weaves seamlessly into the DNA of the play, Amy Amantea, a legally blind actor playing a character losing her eyesight, and Jake Anthony, who is on the autism spectrum, plays a wheelchair-bound student, the actors lending added authenticity to their characters and in the process, deepening the audience’s understanding of the disability experience.
You’ll be lucky, or will you, if you can catch Sequence, playing at Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver until March 24, 2018. For more information and to purchase tickets visit realwheels.ca