Ghosts of Bethlehem’s past deliver an urgent message tonight!

(33rd in a series of posts on Touchstone Theatre)

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Here is a little bit about Gadfly’s Festival fare Monday evening.

How many of us have been inside Sisters’ House? Gadfly’s wing is not raised. Never been there.

What a wonderful place in our town to get inside a place in our heritage, where, similarly, he has also never been.

Join Gadfly in these dual discoveries?


Seth Moglen is co-author of “Hidden Seed.” Moglen’s play focuses on mid-18th century Bethlehem, as told by the ghosts of three of the city’s female founders: a formerly enslaved West African woman, a Native American woman, and one of the original Moravian immigrants from Europe. “These ghosts have returned to Bethlehem to share the astonishing story of the founders’ egalitarian achievements,” said Moglen. “In the first two decades, the Moravians built a racially integrated city that abolished poverty, shared wealth equally, emancipated women to be leaders, and provided free education, health care, child care, and elder care to all. The ghosts have an urgent message for Bethlehem residents today, but in order to share that message, they must come to terms with painful truths about the city and their relationship to one another.”

“Hidden Seed: Bethlehem’s Forgotten Utopia”

Dive into the hidden history of Bethlehem’s birth—  a Moravian Utopia? Multiculturalism and womens’ rights are sown into the soil of our remarkable egalitarian past. Hidden Seed shines light on our forebears’ lessons, and the treasures that grow from our roots.

Arrive a few minutes early to explore the Single Sisters House before the performance– here’s a link to what you’ll experience.


Monday, October 7 – 7:00-8:30p | Single Sisters House, Historic Bethlehem

Tuesday, October 8 – 7:00-8:30p | Single Sisters House, Historic Bethlehem

Wednesday, October 9 – 7:00-8:30p | Single Sisters House, Historic Bethlehem

Thursday, October 10 – 8:00-9:30p | PBS39 (Open Captions and Audio Description) *Panel discussion following the show.


Single Sisters House | 50 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA

PBS 39 | 839 Sesame Street, Bethlehem, PA – For the Thursday, October 10th show only!

PRICE:  $20; limited amount of Pay What You Will tickets for purchase; please call 610-867-1689 to order.

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