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.
Camouflage & Mimicry: What You See Isn’t What You See!
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 am.
Presented by: Rick Koval
For all ages.
Admission: Free
Learn about the fascinating techniques and adaptations animals use to avoid detection. North Branch Land Trust Naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality Rick Koval will present an informative, inquisitive, and audience interactive presentation.
Call 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 Meeting, meetings, meetings! Always a meeting. For this. For that. For something entirely different. Or exactly the same. But with a different title. Today it was Management, wherein a group of us meet every other Tuesday to discuss the running of the theater, what needs to be done, what we need to concentrate on, what programming is coming up etc. etc. etc.. 

But this week we talked about something very important to the future of the theater. Actually, it’s about the future of the theater as we have envisioned it. You see, we took care of the future of the movies with the expansion. As you know, we have been able to bring in new movies almost every weekend since we opened, so the movies are right where we hoped they would be.
     But cultural programming, which is supported by the theater, is always having to scratch and claw and hang on by a thread in order to just survive. And that’s because we not only do programs at low cost, but because we do so many for free and always offer scholarships for children who have no ability to pay. That has been our vision from the get-go. The movies would pay for cultural. And for the most part that’s how it’s been.
But sometimes we need some help from the outside and we have to go begging. Because remember this – although the programming is free to the students, it’s not free to us. We pay the instructors. We defray all costs. And sometimes those costs are considerable.
     Margie and Erica work very hard to bring all these wonderful classes to us, and it’s simply not in the realm of possibility that we ask them to raise the money for the programming as well. So we thought we’d ask some of you – folks who, for a variety of reasons, did not give to the capital campaign – if you could maybe help us out underwriting cultural. We’re looking for twenty $2500.00 donors this year to help to bring the arts (everything from quilting to sculpting to drama) to children. And for your generosity there will be a champagne dinner, at the Dietrich, catered by our gala caterers and a film and, best of all, the knowledge that you are opening the world up for a child.
Just a thought.
     Great movies this weekend with Astro Boy added to the list of terrific movies for your pleasure. And remember that next Wednesday we open Michael Jackson! Far out! What a couple of weeks!!!!!
     So, finally, as I veer off course, I want to do a shout out to my brother-in-law, Jerry Pitkus. He’s had a rough patch but he’s well on the road to recovery, and I just want to say that he’s a rare bird. He’s spent his life working for children who find themselves in the most heartbreaking circumstances. He’s a Children and Youth caseworker and adoption specialist and day after day, week after week, for over three decades, Jerry has gone to work to help the little ones no one really cares about. And he does it with a generous heart, a terrific sense of humor, and a good cold beer (after work, of course!).
     He’s a quiet guy, so you could miss him in a crowd, but he’s smart, hard working, devoted to his children, and soul-mate to my sister. He’s always doing something, always busy, busy, busy. So when he got sick the world of our little family seemed to quiver on its’ axis. How could Jerry not be there? Who would tell us a really bad joke? And, mostly, who would keep the world a little safer for the young and helpless? 
     So, welcome back to the world of the healthy, dear Jerry. Don’t get sick again – it’s too stressful for the rest of us. We love you and need you and think you’re one helluva guy! God bless you, buddy. You’re just top o’ the heap!
     See you at the Dietrich.   

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Astro Boy
October 23, 2009 -
October 29, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are
October 16, 2009 -
October 29, 2009

Law Abiding Citizen
October 16, 2009 -
October 27, 2009

Couples Retreat
October 9, 2009 -
October 30, 2009

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Michael Jackson:THIS IS IT
October 28, 2009 -
October 29, 2009

October 30, 2009

NEW MOON- Twilight
November 20, 2009 -
December 18, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

The Grapes of Wrath Audition Notice
March 10, 2010 - March 14, 2010

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

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: 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 weekend we have coming up! After trick-or-treating is over, late on Friday night the Dietrich Theater will be playing for one show only The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Join us for this 1975 cult classic starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and Meat Loaf at 11:55 pm on October 30th. Those who attend are invited to come dressed as their favorite characters and there will be lots of dancing and singing along, of course. This will be a fun first for us and our concession staff is very excited about it. 

Then on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm, we transition to the beautiful music of the Sweeny & Steveskey Classical Guitar concert. During this performance, they will explore the history of classical guitar’s rich repertoire from the English lute music of Shakespearean times, to the Baroque and Romanticism of Germany, and the exotic and enchanting music of 19th and 20th century Spain. Paul Sweeny and Jay Steveskey absolutely delighted us last fall with their performance, and we are thrilled that this duo decided to come back again. I can’t wait to hear them play Spanish and South American Folk Songs that were arranged by Len Williams and of course, Manuel de Falla’s The Miller’s Dance.   This concert will also feature works by Albeniz, Sor, Tarrega, Weiss, Darr and more. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance by calling the theater at 570-996-1500 or at the door. As Fredric Chopin once said, “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two.”
Then on Monday, the Dietrich will be starting some new classes. The Dietrich’s Esther Harmatz will be teaching Jewelry Making: Intermediate Glass Fusing where students make gorgeous glass pendants or earrings. Participants will learn how to create channels and embed wire bails, as well as how to use glass frits and paints to create unique designs. The fused glass pieces will then be made into the jewelry of the students’ choice. Esther’s Introduction to Glass Fusing is a prerequisite. Intermediate Glass Fusing will be held on November 2 and 16 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. 
Master basket maker Susi Nuss will also begin teaching her Elves Workshop 2 on November 2nd. In this four-week class, you will learn how to make a variety of folded and woven holiday decorations. With this knowledge you will be able to fill your home with handmade decorations this holiday seasons. Classes will be held on Mondays, November 2 to 23 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Admission is $50 for the series. 
Later in November Susi will be offering a one-day class about Twined Basketry. Participants ages 16 and up will learn the skills of basic twining while creating a small square to round basket of natural materials. Students are invited to incorporate items into their baskets that they have collected in advance of the session. Additional materials will be provided. The class will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is $60. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.