Dietrich Theater Special Events!

The Dietrich Theater is holding auditions for the Children's Theatre production of "The Gingerbread Man" to be presented on June 26, directed by Jennifer Jenkins.  We are seeking adult actors for part of the new group that will travel to area schools to perform during the school year.  All actors will be paid for performances.  Auditions will be Friday, April 30 & Saturday, May 1; other times are available by appointment.  Please contact Jennifer Jenkins at the Dietrich Theater: or 570-996-1511 for more information and to schedule an audition.

Alive to the Call: Women & History in Northeastern Pennsylvania
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 pm.
Presenter: Dr. Josephine Dunn
Admission: Free
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council
The history of northeastern Pennsylvania often is presented primarily as the sage of anthracite coal and railroads.  But, it also is the story of enterprising women who built communities through civic and philanthropic engagements- unconventional women who lived extra-ordinary lives.  Alive to the Call is the story of some of the region's more redoubtable women: from Belinda Mulrooney (Queen of the Klondike), to Lucy Ann Lobdell (Female Hunter of the Delaware Valley) to the indefatigable Sarah Walker (of the US Sanitary Commission), to the dashing and unconventional Cornelia Pinchot.  This presentation will be televised at the Dietrich for the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).  Visit for more information.
Call 570-996-1500 or visit the Dietrich Theater ticket booth for free tickets.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Is this the most gorgeous spring ever? It’s a bit worrisome that everything is in bloom so early, but still, it’s so beautiful! My sister reminded me the other day that when I was married the first time forty-four years ago (Lordy! Can I really be that old???) that we filled the house with my favorite flowers - - lilacs. And that was the end of May! So, obviously things have heated up a bit since then. And, of course, time just goes streaming by, so that it seems as if winter was just here, threatening us with all sorts of mayhem, and then the other night there was a thunderstorm and now flowers of all sorts are running about making positive fools of themselves with such excesses, and sometimes don’t you just want to yell “Hey World! Stop a minute already. Slow down. We need time to appreciate you. Just tamp it down for a few minutes so we can catch our breath.” Well, hmmm. Wonder if that would work. Sigh. 

     I guess this is shaping up as the most successful festival ever. Isn’t that spectacular? Just totally the best, both from a quality standpoint and an attendance standpoint. Sunday afternoon The Last Station completely sold out, people were sitting in chairs at the back and Ronnie had to turn away about forty people. Far out for a festival movie! On the other hand, it seems that so many of the movies this time are just phenomenal    The Last Station is glorious! And because not everyone was able to see it, we’re keeping it for one more week, mixing it up with The Young Victoria so that anyone who didn’t see either will have time to do so. Both are exceptional films and both need to be seen on the big screen. Some things just don’t translate to the telly very well. You’ll get the storylines and see the fine acting on DVD’s, but the cinematography will be lost in translation, so do try to catch them in their final showings here.
     We’re opening Back Up Plan which looks to be light and fun. Good date and popcorn movie. Holding Dragon and Date Night (which, by the way, is very, very funny). Next week we are positively brain bollixed by bringing in Nightmare on Elm Street and the Christian film Letters To God. Once again, something for everyone.
     Finally, something near and dear to our hearts here at the Dietrich, a Drug Forum to be held next Wednesday night, April 28th at 7:00. For the folks who come, we’ll give a voucher to get a free popcorn and soda either that night or any other. There will be a twenty-two minute movie shown, and there will be a panel of experts to answer any questions. The subject is the misuse of prescription drugs.
     It seems as if many young people think that if a Dr. prescribes it, a drug must be safe and we hope that by the end of the evening, kids and their Moms and Dads will fully understand that that is simply not true. The reason that Drs. must prescribe drugs and that you can’t get them over the counter is because they are so dangerous. So, by the way, are OTC drugs. Remember the Quinlin woman so many years ago who went into a coma from a combo of Tylenol and wine? Drugs, unlike accessories, are not to be mixed and matched! And Pharm parties, as they’re called, where kids take their parents and grandparents pharmaceuticals and bring them to a party, empty them all into a big bowl and wash down a handful with a beer, are becoming quite the rage. And are unremittingly deadly and incredibly stupid! 
     Please don’t ever think that it’s just someone else’s kids who do this sort of thing. First off, speaking as a member of the Family of Man, all the children are all our children. They are the future of the world and the beloveds in the eyes of God. They must be loved and protected the best way we can. It’s not easy raising children in an addicted world and some of them will fall prey to the siren call of drugs and alcohol. But knowledge is your best weapon, I promise you. Come to the C.A.R.E.S. forum. Bring your kids. You have nothing to lose and the world to gain.
     See you at the Dietrich

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Back-Up Plan
April 23, 2010 -
May 14, 2010

April 9, 2010 -
May 7, 2010

The Last Station
April 23, 2010 -
April 29, 2010

The Young Victoria
April 23, 2010 -
April 29, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon
March 26, 2010 -
April 29, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

"New World Fusion" Adult Cooking Class
April 28, 2010

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

April 30, 2010 - May 1, 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

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
April 9, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery - Days
March 29, 2010 - May 24, 2010

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Nights
April 6, 2010 - August 24, 2010

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
March 31, 2010 - June 30, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 12, 2010 - July 26, 2010

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

Conversational Spanish
May 24, 2010 - July 5, 2010

Acting Camp for Kids, ages 6 to 11
June 28, 2010 - July 16, 2010

All About Pottery & Sculpture Camp
August 2, 2010 - August 6, 2010

Around the World in 5 Days!
August 2, 2010 - August 6, 2010

Circus! Circus! Circus!
June 28, 2010 - July 2, 2010

Cowboys and Nomads
July 5, 2010 - July 26, 2010

Crazy Commercials
June 21, 2010 - June 25, 2010

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 19, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Mommy & Me Art Classes
April 9, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Pantomime Workshop
June 21, 2010 - June 25, 2010

Preschool Art
April 8, 2010 - May 27, 2010

Quilting for Kids - Spring
April 7, 2010 - June 2, 2010

Trash to Treasures, ages 5 to 12
July 5, 2010 - July 9, 2010

Up, Up and Away!
July 12, 2010 - July 16, 2010

Intergenerational Quilting - Spring
April 7, 2010 - June 2, 2010

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 19, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Woodwinds Master Class
July 19, 2010

Basketmakers' Woods Walk
May 15, 2010

Basketry: Ash Wall Pocket
June 5, 2010

Easy Beads! Create in Clay!
August 16, 2010

Jewelry Making: "Seed Pod" Pendants
July 29, 2010

Jewelry Making: Cutting & Stamping Metal
June 15, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intro to Bead Looming
May 3, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay
July 19, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Metal Working
August 2, 2010

Knit a Pattern
June 24, 2010 - July 15, 2010

Knit, Purl, Embellish
May 27, 2010 - June 10, 2010

Introduction to Knitting
April 29, 2010 - May 13, 2010

Photography for Beginners
May 19, 2010 - June 16, 2010

Advanced Photography
May 17, 2010 - June 21, 2010

Pottery & Sculpture
April 5, 2010 - August 30, 2010

Modern Day Shakespeare
July 12, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich April 28, 2010
Our mural artists reception was so grand. It was wonderful to see so many of the young artists who created the colorful masterpieces share what they did with family and friends. If you haven’t seen the murals, please stop by the Dietrich’s William Knight Daniels Children’s room for a peak. It was an amazing group project and we would like to thank our invaluable art instructors Amy and Steve Colley for coordinating the project. 
We have a really huge event coming up this weekend that I would like to tell you about and invite you to. On Sunday, May 2 at 2 pm, the Dietrich will be hosting the presentation "Alive to the Call: Women & History in Northeastern Pennsylvania". This presentation is part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s Humanities on the Roads project, a new arts and culture-themed television show produced in conjunction with Pennsylvania Cable Network. The Dietrich was lucky enough to be chosen as the site for the taping of Alive to the Call and is one of only 24 cultural venues across the state to be chosen to participate in this project. 
During this free talk on local history, Dr. Josephine Dunn will share with us the stories of enterprising women who built communities through civic and philanthropic engagements - unconventional women who lived extra-ordinary lives. We will learn about Belinda Mulrooney, the Queen of the Klondike; Lucy Ann Lobdell, Female Hunter of the Delaware Valley; the indefatigable Sarah Walker of the US Sanitary Commission, the dashing and unconventional Cornelia Pinchot and more. 
I think this presentation is definitely a must-see because so often our region’s history is presented mainly as the story anthracite coal and railroads. In fact when we first started preparing to host this presentation, Margie Young, our Program Director, asked me if I could name one historical woman from our region and I could not. In fact, most of the people we have asked the same question to could not think of anyone either. So join us this Sunday for a wonderful afternoon of history. Plus won’t it be exciting to be part of a taped presentation?! Free tickets can be reserved at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or by calling 570-996-1500 while supplies last. 
Speaking of remarkable women, the Dietrich’s own Esther Harmatz will be teaching another jewelry class on Monday, May 3 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. In this workshop, students will learn how to do beading on a loom. Students will learn how to work with a pattern, prepare the loom for a project and create a beaded bracelet. All materials and equipment will be supplied and no experience is required. Admission is $25. 
Another talented woman, Susi Nuss will be offering a Basketmakers’ Woods Walk mid month. On Saturday, May 15 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, she will take students on a walk in the woods to identify, harvest and process a variety of wild plant materials used in natural basketry. Participants will gather at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park’s willow dome and then travel to a local wooded site for the walk. Admission is $10 and students are asked to dress appropriately for negotiating woodlands terrain. What I think is so great about Susi is that she knows basketry inside and out from the history, to working with natural materials, to the variety of techniques used in the art. If you would like to register for the woods walk or any Dietrich Theater class or event, please call us at 570-996-1500.