Dietrich Theater
Coming Soon!

Watkins Glen Bus Trip
Wednesday, June 2.
Depart from the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 8 am and return at 6 pm.
Tour guide: Jane Frye, naturalist and hiking guide.
Admission: $75
Experience the beauty of nearby natural wonders in the Finger Lakes region as you walk Watkins Glen, take a boat tour of Seneca Lake, visit Montour Falls and Eagle Cliff Falls and more.
Call 570-996-1500 to register. Space is limited.
Basketmakers’ Woods Walk, for ages 16 and up
Meet at Tunkhannock's Riverside Park
Saturday, May 15 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Instructor: Susi Nuss
Admission: $10
Take a walk in the woods to identify, harvest and process a variety of wild plant materials used in natural basketry. Participants will gather at the Riverside Park willow dome and then travel to a local wooded site to try their hand at locating, harvesting and processing a variety of barks, shoots and other plant materials useful in basketmaking. Please plan to dress appropriately for negotiating woodlands terrain. Bring some bug spray, a hand knife, pruning shears and something to carry any materials you harvest back home in.
Call 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Oh, gosh. Film festival is over. Sigh. Best ever. Yay. Ticket sales waaaay up from every other spring festival. Double yay. But here’s the hard part – I miss those movies! They’re intelligent and filled with humor and quirkiness and sweetness. They are memorable in every way and we think about them for a long time after. So, let me say a huge thank-you to the group of people that make the festival possible – the sponsors. Without them there would be no festival, so please, please take note of them when you are next in the theater and watching the on-screen ads and remember to thank them with your patronage. Each spring and fall they make an investment in the cultural life of the town and it pays off a little more each year as bigger and bigger crowds come to the movies. So, thank you a million times for your generosity and faith in us, dear sponsors. We couldn’t do it without you! 

     Now, from the sublime to the….well….whatever. Opening this week is the remake of the first of the Nightmare on Elm Street series. A new actor is playing the deranged nightmare killer. It’s garnered some good reviews for that kind of thing, so if horror is your bag, you can see a classic nightmare at the Dietrich. (I’m awed by folks who love horror. Because I have so many things in this life that terrify me I can’t imagine for the life of me why I’d want to go to a movie that scares me even more. Of course, to be fair, there’s nothing I love better than a good mystery. Always with a dead body or two. So maybe the difference is there’s nothing supernatural about a good mystery. For me, I guess it’s enough to deal with the things of this world without thinking that goblins and ghoulies are coming after me, too!)
     Then we have Letters To God which, really, is supposed to be a pretty good film. It’s religious, to be sure, but in a sweet way, full of gentleness and longing. The fact is that children get cancer and die, just like adults do. But whether your life is totally destroyed by the tragedy or whether you can go on to live out your days in a meaningful manner is all about the context in which you see the child’s death. And this is about a family coming to grips with the loss of a beloved boy, about his ability to say goodbye and about the lessons he teaches them all about faith and love. It’s a tear-jerker, for sure, but it’s also a story about a child who changes all the lives around him. So bring some tissues and come to see a film that will, over the long term, lift you up. As far as I know we will only have it for one week, so you have to get cracking if you want to catch it.
     We are keeping the very funny Date Night (if you haven’t seen it, give it a try. It’s very, very good.) And we have Back-Up Plan for another week.
     Coming next week we have the incredible Iron Man 2, starring Robert Downey Jr., and that marks the beginning of the summer movie blockbusters! (And, thank heavens it’s not in 3-D!!) And after that is the swashbuckling Robin Hood.(Oooooh, how we do love that legend!) Although I have to say that for me the greatest of the Robin Hood flicks is the beautiful Robin and Marion, starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn.     

And then comes the movie I absolutely can’t wait for. Sex and the City 2! The trailers are glorious! The women are gorgeous! The clothing is divine!!!! And to top it all off, those dizzy dames go to Dubai on vacation (how much fantasy can we take in one movie?) I have no idea why I love those movies (and the HBO series before that) because I don’t give a hang about fashion (I think that’s fairly obvious by my daily jeans attire) and I don’t care about fancy places to live and I wouldn’t go to Dubai on a bet. But still….those ladies just charm and dazzle and I looooove their movies! Such fun.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

A Nightmare on Elm Street
April 30, 2010 -
May 6, 2010

Letters to God
April 30, 2010 -
June 6, 2010

April 9, 2010 -
May 7, 2010

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

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

May 7, 2010

Robin Hood
May 14, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

 What an incredible weekend it was for music - so diverse, so fun! We started the weekend of April 24 and 25 off with George Wesley. I just love his rock and reggae inspired music, and the set he did at the Dietrich to kick off Tunkhannock’s Earth Day Celebration was just perfect. George explained how his Martin guitar was made out of all recycled materials and shared his insights on how to take care of the earth between songs. 

The highlight of the event was that he invited the children and teens in the audience to jam along with him for most of the show with drums, guitar, and various percussion instruments. It was definitely something to experience. If you missed George’s show you will have another chance to catch him this summer at Celebrate our River Day in Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park on Saturday, July 24. His band will be joining him for this event and little ones will be invited to jam with George for a couple of songs then. 
After a morning of reggae and rock on April 24, on Sunday we enjoyed an afternoon of classical guitar by the Pennswood Guitar Quartet. Charles Truitt, George Sprengelmeyer, Rembert Meszler, and Jay Steveskey thrilled us with such a broad range of classical guitar music from across the ages and around the world. I especially enjoyed the jazz inspired composition Americana by John Duarte they chose to close the show with. All that fretwork was a real treat. 
Speaking of treats, the Dietrich’s New World Fusion cooking class and dinner with David Dunster was quite a success. Sixteen food enthusiasts experienced a unique blending of Asian and tropical cuisine. Margie Young, Dietrich Theater Program Director, attended the event and enjoyed the diverse food and seasonings they cooked with to create five delicious courses.  Her favorite dish was the black bean soup with Mayan onions and cumin crème fraiche. She thought all of the spices incorporated into the dish made it so flavorful.
We would like to thank Annette Sheldon for organizing this fundraiser, the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Food Management, Production and Services Department for hosting the evening, David Dunster for teaching and entertaining, and all of those who attended for helping support cultural programming for children at the Dietrich. We are grateful. 
While the end of April was so full of events at the Dietrich, May looks to be just as promising with classes. For children, we have Mixed Media, Preschool Art, Mommy & Me Art Class, and Quilting for Kids. Pottery & Sculpture classes, a basketmakers’ walk, a knitting workshop, decorative painting, photography classes and more will be offered for adults. 
I especially recommend taking photography classes with Kenny Ganz, Steamtown National Historic Site Photographer, and his assistant Bob Kulow, who is also an amazing projectionist, sound technician, and volunteer for the Dietrich. My husband and I took their photography workshop for beginners last spring and loved it. We learned how to make the best use of some of the different features and setting on our camera to take better pictures. Plus we also learned about the importance of composition and editing. Each week you will meet at the Dietrich and then proceed to various locations to photograph. You will then meet back at the theater to review the photos you have taken. Photography for Beginners will take place on Wednesdays, May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.    For those of you who are more experience photographers, Kenny will also be teaching Advanced Photography on Mondays, May 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. After a quick review of camera and photography basics, students will concentrate on practical shooting and critiquing photographs that are taken during class. The emphasis of this class will be on composition. Admission to either photography class series is $75 and you can call 570-996-1500 to register. . They are great teachers and I highly recommend it.