Stroke of Luck

Jacques Lalonde is trying to reach his thumb to his pinky. Just more than a year after suffering a stroke, that’s one of the daily exercises the 51-year-old performer is doing to regain mobility in his right hand. Lalonde’s record for touching his two digits without fumbling or stopping due to exhaustion or frustration is five times in a row.

And he can’t let himself get too tired because he still has to rehearse his latest solo show—Stroke of Luck—which debuts August 20 at the Orpheum Annex before its run at the Vancouver Fringe Festival at Havana. The pre-Fringe staging is presented by the Railtown Cultural Collective.

Mark Leiren-Young reports

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