Is Love So Small a Pain?

Friday, September 17 (6:30 and 8:00p)
Saturday, September 18 (5:00, 6:30, and 8:00p)
Arena Theatre, Moravian University
*MFA performance - Pre-Festival

Please note: audience is limited to 10 per performance; all audience and performers will be masked
Tickets: FREE! Reservations encouraged. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be contributed to 4Directions Counseling, a local counseling agency and project partner.


A Devised Adaptation of “Medea” by Euripides, created by Touchstone/Moravian MFA students Abbie Jean Litman (director) and Matt Prideaux (designer)

Digital program book HERE!

This adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy Medea is an interactive, immersive theatre experience, telling the story of Medea, a former princess/powerful sorceress, from her perspective. Her husband, Jason, has abandoned Medea and their two sons to marry King Creon’s daughter. Afraid of Medea’s future interference, Creon banishes her and her children; however, not before giving Medea the opening she needs to enact plans for survival.

Content Warning: During this performance there will be scenes that contain domestic violence and gaslighting that may evoke uncomfortable emotions. A mental health professional will be present at every performance.

Viewer discretion is advised. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

 [Image description: Two hands against a white background, joined by a length of red yarn. A stark light casts their shadow on the wall behind.]


The performance is immersive and interactive; audiences will be walking through the performance space in a group of 10. During the show, there will be moments when the audience is seated and briefer moments of standing. There will also be brief, transitional moments when audience members will be in close proximity to other patrons within more enclosed spaces such as a hallway or stairway. Run time is 60 minutes with no intermission. 

VENUE: Arena Theatre, Moravian University – Located in the Haupert Union Building, 1119 Monocacy St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

PARKING: Parking is available in Lot J, at the rear entrance to the Haupert Union Building, 1119 Monocacy St, Bethlehem, PA 18018, and nearby street parking (Monocacy and Laurel streets). 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: The Arena Theatre is only accessible via a set of stairs. A small amount of movement through the space is necessary during the performance. The script will be available ahead of time for those needing access to closed captioning. A filmed version of the performance will be available to download here on Friday, September 17 for individuals in wheelchairs or with limited mobility due to the nature of the performance.

**COVID-19 SAFETY** Per Moravian University guidelines, masks must be worn – regardless of vaccination status – by anyone visiting campus. All performers, ushers, box office staff, etc. will be masked. As an audience member, please bring your own mask to wear; if you need one, we’ll have plenty of extras on hand.

Please do not attend if you are not feeling well. Unsure if you should stay home? Take this questionnaire to help make an informed decision.