Dietrich Theater Coming Soon

Sweeny & Steveskey Guitar Concert
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, November 1 at 3:00 pm.
Presented by: Paul Sweeny & Jay Steveskey
Tickets: $10 each
Join us as Jay Steveskey and Paul Sweeny explore the history of classical guitars’ rich repertoire from the English lute music of Shakespearean times, to the Baroque and Romanticism of Germany, and of course, the exotic and enchanting music of 19th and 20th century Spain.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 Boy! Do we have some great films lined up for you this weekend! Something for just about everyone (except, of course, folks who don’t like the movies and then…well…are there people like that? Is there anyone out there who honestly doesn’t like movies??? Hmmmm. Can’t imagine it myself.)  

     Let’s start with Where the Wild Things Are. Spike Jonz has made a most marvelous film adaptation of the beloved children’s book that I believe is going to be one of those films that is a classic from the day of its release. For those of you who have children, I bet you read this story to them about a kabillion times. (I know I did.) For those of you who never read it, it’s the story of a willful child who has acted out and is sent to his room to think about how he’s acting. But instead of thinking about being sorry he instead imagines a place where the “wild things” are and he would be the king of the wild things. And then, as is so often the case, his plans for “everyone to be happy” fall apart as life’s complexities take over. But for a little while, Max and the wild things are able to have quite the joyous rumpus, and for that little while, Max’s imagination reigns supreme. If the movie is even half as wonderful as the book, then we are all in for a treat. I can’t wait!
     Then for you grownups who like a good cop/revenge movie, we have a goodie for you. Jamie Foxx stars as the corrupt cop who has totally ruined the life of an innocent man (Gerard Butler). Not only has Butler been imprisoned, but he has been helpless to do anything as his wife and daughter die. So now it is time for some serious revenge. From his prison cell he takes that revenge, hard and taut and scary. Looks to be a good one in its genre. It’s second on my list for the week.
     Of course we have the second week of the fun fun fun Couples Retreat. It’s full of silly laughs and the really excellent Vince Vaughn – a man who can be funny or threatening, depending on his role, and do each amazingly well. The folks who have seen it have come out chuckling and that’s not too bad in these hard times.
     Finally, we have a very, very funny horror/comedy called Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson. It’s bloody and silly and will make you laugh right out loud if you don’t mind gore. It’s the story of the world gone awry as mad cow disease has killed off everyone but four people. Well…hmmmm…perhaps “killed off” is a poor choice of words since they don’t actually die – they become zombies and try to kill the last four people on earth! Now I know, this would not be your bag if you can’t stand lots of blood and gnashing of teeth, but if you love satire and silliness and a good scary story, then put this on the top of your to-see list, because we only have it with us for one week.
     So, this fall is a bit of a disappointment, isn’t it? At least in my beautiful Auburns, it is. The leaves just haven’t gone all flame and gold on us, but rather have been muted followed by dead. Not what I expected, but the way it is.
     Of course, that doesn’t diminish the thrill of autumn one bit. Didn’t matter what color the leaves were when my father would rake them into a huge pile for Jennie and I to jump in. Didn’t matter what the colors were when Pop would tell us “Girls, get some good sleep tonight because a heavy frost is coming. We need to go gather those hickory nuts in the morning. Gotta beat those damn squirrels or they’ll get every one!”
     And so the Baumann girls would get all dressed up in their winter coats and boots and mittens and go trudging down to Hickory Lane and fill our buckets with hickory nuts and then we’d come home to the warm house and Mamma’s home made bread and hot chocolate and it was always a wonderful day.
      And I remember it as if it were yesterday.
See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Where The Wild Things Are
October 16, 2009 -
October 22, 2009

Law Abiding Citizen
October 16, 2009 -
October 22, 2009

Couples Retreat
October 9, 2009 -
October 30, 2009

October 16, 2009 -
October 22, 2009

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 31, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Airing of the Quilts Exhibit
October 1, 2009 - November 13, 2009

The Grapes of Wrath Audition Notice
November 21, 2009 - December 12, 2009

Sweeny & Steveskey Guitar Concert
November 1, 2009

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
December 4, 2009 - December 4, 2009

Holiday Workshop
December 5, 2009

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 8, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life
December 15, 2009 - December 15, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

All About Pottery & Sculpture
October 15, 2009 - November 6, 2009

Explore Latin America's Halloween
October 6, 2009 - October 27, 2009

Mask Making for ages 3 to 5
November 12, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
November 12, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
September 16, 2009 - December 9, 2009

Super Hero Theatre & Visual Arts, ages 3 to 5
October 15, 2009 - November 6, 2009

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
September 16, 2009 - December 9, 2009

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery
September 15, 2009 - December 1, 2009

Basketry: Elves Workshop 2
November 2, 2009 - November 23, 2009

Basketry: Intro to Twined Basketry
November 21, 2009

Basketry: Plaited Ash Cone Basket
October 17, 2009

Create a Felted Handbag, for ages 16 and up
October 29, 2009 - November 12, 2009

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
August 26, 2009 - December 16, 2009

Golden Days of Radio Players Group
October 13, 2009 - December 8, 2009

Jewelry Making: Art Clay Silver
October 19, 2009

Jewelry Making: Working with Sculpey Clay
October 22, 2009

Jewelry Making: Intermediate Glass Fusing
November 2, 2009 - November 16, 2009

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Metal Working
October 26, 2009

Introduction to Stained Glass
November 30, 2009

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Days
September 14, 2009 - November 30, 2009

Pottery & Sculpture, ages 13 and up
August 24, 2009 - November 30, 2009

Watercolor for Beginners
October 24, 2009

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

What a great show! Over 140 children and adults came out to experience the Gamut Theatre Group’s live performance of Little Red Riding Hood on the Dietrich stage. Ellie and Sean of the group did a great job of getting the audience ready for the play by involving all of us in singing and dancing to a variety of children’s songs. The children in the audience loved the slapstick style in which this favorite fairy tale was performed, and it was a delight to hear the Dietrich filled with such joyous laughter.   For many little ones, this was their first time seeing live theatre and we hope it will be the start of many performances these children see at the Dietrich and at other venues in their lives.
For school age children, the Dietrich has been hosting an Everhart Museum class about the Latin American holiday the Day of the Dead. Last week, students learned about and created catrina dolls. These dolls were made popular by Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), a renowned author and political cartoonist who created cartoons of skeletons, which depicted the Mexican attitude towards death. These dolls are dressed up because catrina means “dapper”. We would like to thank the Everhart for providing us with the opportunity to learn about this holiday of remembrance. In addition to classes, the Everhart Museum is hosting an exhibit called Day of the Dead: Art & Culture in the Americas, which can be viewed at the museum through December 31st. 
The Dietrich also has a variety of new classes coming up for adults. On Saturday, October 24, Jan Henning will teach a one-day Watercolor for Beginners workshop. Students will learn the basics of watercolor from supplies and uses, preparing watercolor paper for paint application, setting up a palette, and techniques for applying paint to paper. Jan is a retired elementary school art teacher with over 32 years of teaching experience.   In fact, she was my art teacher! I have many great memories of her classes, especially when we made masks in the fourth grade. She is a patient teacher and an amazing artist. The class will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and admission is $60. For more information or to register for this class, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500. 
Another new class that is coming up in November is Intermediate Glass Fusing. Due to the popularity of Esther Harmatz’s introductory class on the subject, students will have the opportunity to continue learning how to create glass-fused jewelry through this workshop. She will show students how to create channels, and embed wire bails, as well as how to use glass frits and paints to create unique-one-of-a-kind designs. Admission is $60 and all materials are provided. Classes will be held on Mondays, November 2 and 16 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Introduction to Glass Fusing is a prerequisite for this class and admission is $60, which includes all materials. 
Speaking of November, classical guitar duo Paul Sweeny and Jay Steveskey will be back at the Dietrich for a live concert on Sunday, November 1 at 3 pm. Join us as they explore the history of classical guitar’s rich repertoire from the English lute music of Shakespearean times to Baroque and Romanticism of Germany, and the exotic and enchanting music of 19th and 20th century Spain. We were completely in awe of their playing the last time they were here and really look forward to their return. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased over they phone at 570-996-1500 or at the door while supplies last.