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Lone Brick Theatre Company’s “Continuity Not Required” Makes America ‘Rad’ Again

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Widener students McKailey Gordon and Tyler Palma perform in the short play "Funeral Parlor," which is part of the collection of stories told in "Continuity Not Required."

Laugh your way into the holiday season with a performance of  “Continuity Not Required” by Widener University’s Lone Brick Theatre Company. Performances run Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at both 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium. Performances are free and open to the public.

“Continuity Not Required” is a collection of short comedies by acclaimed playwright Christopher Durang that takes audiences back to the America of the 1980s. An irreverent examination of love, faith, family, decorum and authority, "Continuity Not Required" negotiates America's "greatness" in the MTV-generated culture.

“With a hard-fought election behind us and finals fast approaching, we wanted to give audiences something to laugh about,” said Director Robert Reutter. “Everybody could stand to blow off a little steam, and Durang’s pointed observations on the social and political mire of America in the 1980s is a perfect blend of thought-provoking satire and playful frivolity.”

Complimentary coffee and hot cider will be offered in the lobby.

“Coninuity Not Required” features Widener University students – and Lone Brick veteran performers – Jared Bernatowicz, Rebecca Gomezrueda, McKailey Gordon, Joann Klein, Brynne Maddrey, Brookelynne Mahon, Nathan Mirando, Danny Mulholland, Josh Mulzoff, Tyler Palma, Joshua Schneider, Erika Sprague and  Elizabeth Yenser. This also marks the Lone Brick mainstage debut of students Austin Holleger, Amy Magee, O’Neisha Ruddle, Cosette Termini, Isabella Weidman and Jared Zimmerman. Together, the ensemble brings to life more than 50 unique characters in 15 short plays.

Lone Brick Theatre is Widener University’s resident theatre company dedicated to producing non-traditional theatre through innovative scripts, staging, directing and performance. Learn more at

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