Dietrich Theater  Coming Soon

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.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay. I know I have to talk about movies first, although what I really want to talk about is how gray the skies are, how bare the trees and how the chill of winter is starting to drift our way. Loving the winter is most likely a biological defect, but I can’t wait until the north wind brings snow to the Auburns! But now I have to talk movies, not weather, not snow, not winter, not the cry of the coyotes echoing off the hills.   Sigh.   

     Some stories are so good that they’re told generation after generation, in all sorts of ways, but the basic theme remains the same. A Christmas Carol is a story of bad behavior, a frozen heart, a look at what was, what could have been, what still could be. It’s about sin and redemption. And, most gloriously of all, it is about being given a second chance. Which is why it remains a classic story all these many years after Dickens wrote it. And now, in this new computer generated version, Scrooge once again is privy to a life frozen in greed and ill will. And once again, through the wonderful voice of Jim Carrey, he comes to understand that happiness is never about what we own, but is to be found in what we give away. This version of A Christmas Carol is not for the very young. Those under five might be frightened by the sudden sharp moves of the characters, by the sound and by the story in general. But older children will most likely love it the same way generations before them have – it’s a shivery, wondrous, scary, good time.
     Our second new film this weekend is a Christian film called The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. It’s a gentle story about an old man talking to young people, explaining to them what makes a life worth living, what gives us strength, what fills our hearts with love and goodness. It’s an inspirational film for those who like to see their religious beliefs on screen. We brought it in because we truly believe that the Dietrich should have something for all tastes in films whenever that is possible.
    Final week for both Wild Things and Michael Jackson’s This Is It. Both films are absolutely wondrous, although completely different. Then again, they both are magical, mystical, and aimed at the heart of the child in all of us. Try to see them on the big screen before they’re gone.
     Okay. So, I have to talk about money again, but just for a minute and just to a select group of you. (This is so hard for me. My mother raised me to never speak of sex or money – she believed any discussion of either to be unforgivably tacky.) But here’s the thing. For many of you who have come into lots and lots of gas lease money, you will have to pay some pretty hefty taxes. But not all of that money has to go to the government. Talk to your accountant and she or he will tell you that you can donate some of it to the non-profit of your choice. You have to part with the money anyway – there’s no way around that. But your church, the food bank, Interfaith, - - any of these charities would love some help since times are hard for them. And the Dietrich Theater could use some help, too. The grant money we use to support cultural activities has dried up with the budget woes, and we do use movie money to underwrite as much as we can – but we could sure use a little more. We believe that the programming we do for kids is so important that we support it even when it hurts. So, brother, if you could spare a dime (or two, or three) please remember that the Dietrich is a non-profit organization and a good place to give some of that tax money to. 
     And one more thing – seat plaques, gorgeously wrapped, would make a wonderful Christmas present for the person who has everything. Just a thought.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

A Christmas Carol
November 6, 2009 -
December 4, 2009

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
November 6, 2009 -
November 12, 2009

Michael Jackson:THIS IS IT
October 28, 2009 -
November 12, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are
October 16, 2009 -
November 12, 2009

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

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

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Camouflage & Mimicry
November 14, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Camp, ages 5 to 12
December 28, 2009 - December 30, 2009

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

What a wonderful concert and what a great crowd! Last Sunday afternoon classical guitarists Paul Sweeny and Jay Steveskey played the most exquisite concert at the Dietrich. It was amazing to see how fast their hands moved over the strings on their instruments as they played guitar duets by classical guitar greats such as Isaac Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, Fernando Sor, and Manuel de Falla. According to one member of the audience, "When you closed your eyes and heard them play it seemed like only one guitarist was playing." That was how synchronized they were. Due to the popularity of this concert, we are already planning a guitar concert for the spring. This time we hope to bring in a quartet! If you weren’t able to make this concert, I really recommend coming out to see the spring performance.
Speaking of performances, the Dietrich is planning to produce the play "The Grapes of Wrath" as part of its 2010 Wyoming County Reads project. The theater will hold auditions for this play by Frank Galati which was adapted from John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel about one farm family’s struggle to overcome the devastation of the Great Depression with humanity and dignity intact. We are looking for actors and musicians for this community-based project. Needed are seven women ages 14 - 80, and 18 men, ages 12 - 80, and musicians who play guitar, banjo, fiddle and other instruments for folk/country/bluegrass music. 
Auditions will be held on both Saturday, November 21 and Saturday, December 12 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Dietrich. Actors will be asked to read from the script; copies of scenes are available at the theater and on our website, <>. Musicians will be asked to play a short piece of their choice. Everyone is encouraged to audition. If you are interested in working behind the scenes please let us know, we’d be more than happy to have your help. Whatever your experience level, lots to little, all are welcome! The play, directed by Jennifer Jenkins, will be presented March 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2010. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information about the project or to make an appointment to audition.
This Saturday at 11:00 am come out and join us for a nature presentation on camouflage and mimicry at the Dietrich. During this interactive talk with Rick Koval, the audience will learn about the fascinating techniques and adaptations that animals use to avoid detection. Rick is a naturalist for the North Branch Land Trust and a WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality. Adults and children ages 6 and up will enjoy this event. Admission is free.