Dietrich Theater

Indie Alert!

The fall film festival opening night movie Coco before Chanel is coming back for one week only starting tomorrow Friday, November 13 -19th! This is the story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
Starring: Audrey Tautou.  You won't want to miss seeing it on the big screen!

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 What a week! Life can turn on a dime and then nothing is ever the same. Margie and Sandy and I had gone to the big Apple on our annual excursion to catch a play (this year it was West Side Story) and a gorgeous exhibit at the Met called American Stories, which was the history of our country as told by the great artists of the times. We were happily walking and eating our way through the city when Shirley called to tell us that Rich Santee had died. We couldn’t believe it! 

     I know they say that anyone is replaceable except to family and friends. But I’m saying this right now – Rich is not replaceable! He brought such knowledge, organizational skills and humor to this town that there will forever be a space where he once stood. He was the one who put Founder’s Day and Christmas in Our Hometown on the map! He cajoled and reasoned with and humored all kinds of vendors and tried to keep peace with the shop owners and dealt with much good humor with the non-profits and somehow maintained that wonderful sense of humor. He was a funny guy – he loved Tunkhannock, he loved small town life, but he was aware of its foibles, which were often the subject of his jokes.
     Just two weeks ago I’d called him to tell him we’d like to hire him here to help brand us outside the area. I left a message on his machine, not knowing he was in the hospital. The next day I got a message back – he’d love to work with us, he found the thought very exciting and he’d come to see me as soon as he got over this “pesky illness” that was dogging him.
     And now he’s gone and the downtown will never have another champion quite like him. Bless your heart, Rich. We shall all miss you more than you’ll ever know. Then again, you’re probably rearranging heaven – telling them how to maximize their profits and minimize their space. And I bet the angels are laughing at your jokes. Oh yeah. Lucky them.
     Great movies this weekend! 2012 opens Friday and is one of those movies based on no facts whatsoever about the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar and it gives the director license to wreak total havoc on the world. It’s a fun disaster movie, not to be taken seriously, but to enjoy if you like to see buildings hurled about. Whatever.
     Also bringing in Paranormal Activity which is one heck of a little horror film, almost entirely devoid of gore, made for eleven thousand dollars and heading to make nearly two hundred million! From what I have read, it’s really, really scary because it relies almost entirely on your imagination and not on something graphic on the screen.   Although horror isn’t my bag, as most of you know, I’m going to give this one a try just out of curiosity.
     Then we have the delightful Coco Before Chanel, the opening night movie for the Fall Film Festival. It’s historically interesting, beautifully acted, incredibly costumed and just plain fun! An odd woman who answered to no one, she nevertheless revolutionized the world of fashion when she made the clothes fit the woman and not the other way around.
     Another week of A Christmas Carol. Please remember that we do not have 3-D capacity. It costs well over $100,000.00 for the equipment, so unless someone decides to donate said amount, we won’t have it until the price comes waaaaaay down. Still, even without 3-D it’s a good story well told. (And because we don’t have 3-D the tickets are regular price with no add-on charge.)
     My kid sister is under the weather so I am taking this space to tell her we love her and want her to get better soon because she is absolutely irreplaceable in the hearts of her family.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

A Christmas Carol
November 12, 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

November 13, 2009 -
December 3, 2009

CoCo Before Chanel
November 13, 2009 -
November 19, 2009

Paranormal Activity
November 13, 2009 -
November 19, 2009

November 25, 2009

The Princess and the Frog
December 11, 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

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.