Dietrich Theater Coming Soon 

Spring 2010 Film Festival (April 9 to April 22)
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Opening Night Gala - Friday, April 9 at 6:00 pm
Gala Tickets: $45 each
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, two films - The Last Station and An Education, and desserts by Epicurean Delight. Reservations are required for gala night only. Call 570-996-1500 for tickets.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

What a wonderful, wonderful weekend we had! The Grapes of Wrath was so much more than we dreamed it could be.   Jennifer Jenkins directed a superb production of true community theater – not a pro in the bunch and yet I dare say it was every bit as good as last year’s Our Town!   It was one of the most gratifying things that’s ever happened here to see the theater completely full on Sunday afternoon, and to see the actors just shine for their final performance. All in all, it was a grand five days. Thank you one and all! 

     Okay, next big, big, big event, of course, is the Spring Film Festival Gala night! Now, Jeffrey couldn’t get us a film that hadn’t opened yet because right now there isn’t anything suitable for festival. So, maybe in the fall we’ll once again open a film before NY or LA. But that isn’t to say that we don’t have two absolutely incredible films to start one of the best festivals in years! 
     First film of the night is The Last Station – the story of Tolstoy’s (played by Christopher Plummer) final days and his wish to leave his work to the Russian people and his wife’s wish that he leave them to her. It stars the grand dame of British films, Helen Mirren, who got an Oscar nomination for her efforts.
     The second film is An Education, starring Carey Mulligan, who also got an Oscar nod. It’s about a young girl who gets an education of a different sort when an older man singles her out for attention. It’s been on every “Best” list this year (as has The Last Station) and is an interesting and uplifting story of a young woman who finds that life isn’t always what you deem it to be.
     And remember, not only are both these films superb, but that night we have food for you from three of the best prepares of good eats in the entire northeast! Twigs, Seasons and Epicurean Delight will be preparing niblets to excite your palates, and then between movies Epicurean sets up a dessert table to die for!   (I always pray there is just the tiniest piece of lemon cake left for when I go through the line (there always is). Plus then we have the grand wine from Nimble Hill which makes it a spectacular evening of great food, great movies and superb wine.
     And remember that when you come to gala night, you are getting a superb evening of entertainment, and you are also helping the Dietrich out with one of it’s bigger fund-raisers of the year. So it’s a two-fold gift. First, you get one of the best evenings ever (!) and second, you get to help out our cultural programming. Now that’s a pretty good deal, don’t you think?
     So don’t wait. You don’t want to get on the dreaded waiting list. Call 996-1500 and reserve your tickets today for an evening that is perfect for foodies and movie buffs alike!
     A couple more things to tell you about. On this coming Sunday at 2:00 in the Evans Theater, actress and historian Monica Hoffman will do a one woman show about the life and times of Amelia Earhart. It looks to be completely fascinating. I know that today we just accept that women can do anything a man can do (and as Ginger Rogers used to say – she could do everything Fred Astaire could do only backwards and in high heels!) but in Amelia’s day that wasn’t the case. She was a high spirited trail blazer and I’m sure this show is going to be terrific! Call 996-1500 for reservations, or just come by on Sunday afternoon – we’ll keep the light on for ya!
     Finally, Saturday morning (March 20) we have Arts Open House wherein most of the Dietrich Instructors will give you a taste of what they do so you can decide if you’d like to take a class or not. It’s really great fun and gives you a chance to “taste” all the programming we offer.
     So that’s the week. Next week I’ll give you a rundown on all the films for festival. I wasn’t kidding when I said I think it might be our best festival ever!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
March 19, 2010 -
April 8, 2010

Shutter Island
March 19, 2010 -
March 25, 2010

March 12, 2010 -
March 25, 2010

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
March 20, 2010 -
March 21, 2010

March 5, 2010 -
March 25, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Arts for Everyone Open House
March 20, 2010

Determined Spirit: The Story of Amelia Earhart
March 21, 2010

Spring 2010 Film Festival
April 9, 2010 - April 22, 2010

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 13, 2010

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
April 24, 2010

Jammin' with George Wesley
April 24, 2010

The Pennswood Guitar Quartet Concert
April 25, 2010

Faces of Tunkhannock Photo Contest
May 3, 2010 - May 3, 2010

Alive to the Call
May 2, 2010

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 25, 2010

Watkins Glen Bus Trip
June 2, 2010

Auction Basics
June 8, 2010

Shakespeare in the Park
June 26, 2010

Bus Trip to Everhart Museum
July 10, 2010

Adaptation: Another Form of Translation?
July 17, 2010

Looking to the River
July 17, 2010

Celebrate Our River Day
July 24, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Exploring Painting
March 11, 2010 - April 2, 2010

If You Build It!
March 2, 2010 - March 30, 2010

Little People & Nature
March 9, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
January 14, 2010 - April 2, 2010

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
January 13, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery - Days
January 11, 2010 - March 29, 2010

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Nights
January 12, 2010 - March 30, 2010

Beginning Bead Crochet
March 16, 2010 - March 30, 2010

Creat a Felted Hat
March 17, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
January 20, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Introduction to Stained Glass
March 29, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
March 22, 2010 - April 5, 2010

Pottery & Sculpture
January 11, 2010 - March 29, 2010

Introduction to Spanish
April 12, 2010 - May 17, 2010

Conversational Spanish
May 24, 2010 - July 5, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

In just three weeks the Dietrich’s Spring 2010 Film Festival will be kicked off. From Friday, April 9 to Thursday, April 22, join us for fourteen days of sixteen foreign, independent, and art films. The movies that Hildy, Ronnie and the theater’s movie buyer, Jeffery Jacobs, selected are tops! They include The Art of the Steal, Broken Embraces, An Education, Fresh, Ghost Writer, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Last Station, Me and Orson Welles, The Messenger, Nine, North Face, The Road, A Single Man, Terribly Happy, That Evening Sun, and The Young Victoria. I can’t wait to see so many of these films; so many look so intriguing.
For Opening Night, April 9 at 6 pm, the Dietrich will play The Last Station, starring Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren, and An Education. To compliment the acclaimed films of the evening, Epicurean Delight, Twigs Restaurant, and Seasons Restaurant will delight us with delicious hors d’oeuvres, Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery will provide a great selection of wines, and Epicurean Delight will supply sumptuous desserts. Tickets are $45 each and can be reserved by calling the Dietrich at 570-996-1500. This is an evening you won’t want to miss.
In addition to the film festival in April, the Dietrich will be hosting a fantastic concert on Sunday, April 25 at 3 pm featuring the Pennswood Guitar Quartet. This exciting new chamber group in northeastern Pennsylvania is comprised of four accomplished musicians - Rembert Meszler, George Sprengelmeyer, Jay Steveskey, and Charles Truitt. This quartet will take the Dietrich stage to perform beautiful, diverse, and challenging compositions from around the world and throughout the ages. They will showcase the music of Boccherini, Brouwer, Torroba, Machado, Duarte and Sor. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or by calling 570-996-1500.
The Dietrich also has some great classes coming up. On Monday, March 29 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, learn the basics of creating stained glass. Esther Harmatz will teach you how to work with a design, cut glass, polish, foil wrap and solder. Each student will leave with a finished item. All glass supplies and equipment will be provided. Admission is $55. 
Then in April, Victoria Romero will start up her Spanish for Adults series. What a great opportunity to learn this widely used language! During Introduction to Spanish on Mondays, April 12 to May 17 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, students will learn basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary using a variety of teaching methods. Hispanic culture will also be explored. This class will be tailored to individuals’ personal language learning goals. I took Victoria’s Introduction to Spanish class about a year ago and learned so much. Her teaching methods made learning the language fun. 
For those of you who have some basic knowledge of the Spanish language, Victoria will be offering Conversational Spanish on Mondays, May 24 to July 5 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This class will begin with a review of basic vocabulary and sentence structure. The class will then focus on learning additional vocabulary, verb conjugation, and key elements of Spanish grammar. Students will incorporate these elements each week in conversational exercises. Admission to each class series is $50. 
For more information about classes and events at the Dietrich, please visit our website