Dietrich Theater Dietrich Theater movie bags make great gifts for Mother's Day.  Treat mom to a day out at the movies!

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Photography Workshops
At the Dietrich Theater 
Instructor: Kenny Ganz, National Steamtown Historic Site Photographer
Admission: $75 for each class series
For Beginners
Improve your photography skills with an experienced instructor. Students will meet at the Dietrich each week and then proceed to a variety of locations to photograph. Gain practical shooting experience along with personalized instruction.
Advanced Photography
After a quick review of camera and photography basics, students will concentrate on practical shooting and critiquing photographs that are taken during the class. The emphasis of this class will be on composition.
Call 570-996-1500 to register.
- Mondays, May 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm & Saturday, June 12 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
- Wednesdays, May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm & Saturday, June 12 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 Sometimes those cultural folks just blow me away! Sunday was such a special day, when the Pennsylvania Humanities Council came here to tape a lecture by Professor Josephine Dunn on historical women of northeast PA. The taping will air on cable television where it will be seen by three million people. And what they’ll see is not only an interesting and very informative lecture by Dr. Dunn, but also a gathering of Tunkhannock ladies with stories to tell. (And you’ll just have to watch the show to see who they all were.) But my three favorites were Sandy Vieczorek’s little talk about Dorothy Colbenson and her research on all the houses in town. She could tell everyone the full history of the house they lived in in T’town. Is that incredible or what? And my next favorite was Trudy Fisk talking about Peg Fassett and what a pioneering and philanthropic woman she was. And then Penny Davis talked about her grandmother starting the first library in Tunkhannock. (Isn’t that the most incredible thing??? Starting a library???? Wow!) See what I mean? Just fabulous! 

     Everything went like clockwork, but that’s only because Margie and Erica and Jen had done so much work beforehand. It was hours and days and weeks of prep time for everything to go as smoothly as it did. And when Jennifer Jenkins (heretofore referred to as Jen) got up to give the welcoming speech to the folks from the Humanities Council and also the audience from T’town, I looked around to see if she was using a teleprompter. (She wasn’t.) I still can’t get over the way she simply rattled off the names of everyone she needed to thank and talked a bit about the Dietrich and just did a fabulous job!   So, thank you Cultural people! You have done us proud one more time!!!
     Okay, on to the movies. We have, of course, Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke. Reviews on this are fabulous, with Entertainment Weekly going on to say that other summer blockbusters are going to have a hard time in comparison. Remember that you can always get advance tix at the Dietrich, so no need to be turned away from a blockbuster.
     For the entire family (since Iron Man doesn’t really classify as family entertainment if you have younger children) we have Disney’s Oceans. It’s a glorious look at life under the sea. A Disney extravaganza that not only is informative, but completely enchanting as it tells the stories of the creatures who normally live beyond the camera’s scope. It is G rated, so anyone can come and simply be surrounded by God’s wondrous world.
     And then we have week two of Nightmare on Elm Street (in case the news events of the past week or so didn’t scare you enough) and finally the little Jennifer Anniston comedy The Bounty Hunter, if you’d like to see a bit of light romantic storytelling.
     So is all that something for everyone or what????
     And now, in closing, I have to tell you that I was reading a magazine article last week and I found out I was a member of a cult. Yes, a cult. Now, since I never even join clubs (okay, I join them but I never stay…not because the folks in them aren’t wonderful, but I’m just not a clubby person…maybe my mother was scared by a club when she was carrying me…or whatever) I was amazed to think of myself as a cult member. But then I had to laugh and say, okay, I guess that’s true.
     So, do you want to know what the “cult” is? Okay. The article was on inexpensive but effective makeups and skin creams etc. And it went through a list of creams that I certainly didn’t think of as inexpensive, and then it said that of course there was the Pond’s Cold Cream cult of women who use it because their mother’s did. And I thought…well…yeah! That’s true. And every night when I put it on to take off makeup I think of my own mother, I see her there in the mirror, young and beautiful and happy and she would talk to me while she was tissuing it off, and the smell of it and the feel bring all that back so vividly that I want to say that I truly am a proud member of the Pond’s Cold Cream cult. (I bet a lot of you ladies are, too.)  Now, isn't that a grand Mother's Day memory???
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
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May 7, 2010 -
May 27, 2010

May 7, 2010 -
May 13, 2010

May 7, 2010 -
May 13, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street
April 30, 2010 -
May 13, 2010

Coming Soon
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SHREK Forever After
May 21, 2010 -
June 17, 2010

Robin Hood
May 14, 2010 -
June 3, 2010

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Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 25, 2010

Watkins Glen Bus Trip
June 2, 2010

Auction Basics
June 8, 2010

The Gingerbread Man - Live Children's Theatre
June 26, 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 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

May 2 was just a spectacular day for us at the Dietrich. Our Humanities on the Road presentation Alive to the Call: Women and History in Northeastern Pennsylvania could not have been better. We had a great speaker - Dr. Josephine Dunn of the University of Scranton. Our audience of 100 residents of Wyoming County and the surrounding communities was more than enthusiastic. Tunkhannock’s own Tioga Bistro dazzled us with a delicious reception following the event. Plus, talk about wonderful collaborations - we were delighted to work with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) and the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on this project. 
During the program, we learned a great deal about the remarkable women throughout history that helped make northeastern Pennsylvania what it is today from their involvement in the suffrage movement, education, childcare and philanthropy. Unfortunately, information is limited in the public record about women’s contributions so it is up to us to seek out that information and share it. 
I think we started the process of sharing information about remarkable women in our area’s history that day during the program’s Question and Answer segments. One audience member told us how Dorothy Colbenson collected and recorded historical information about all of the homes in Tunkhannock Borough and shares that information with anyone who is interested. Talk about a huge feat and an amazing gift to our community! Penny Davis shared with us how her grandmother and her grandmother's peers were instrumental in creating Tunkhannock’s first library. Can you image what Wyoming County would be without its libraries? And look how far our libraries have come and the resources they provide for us! Trudy Fisk, Tunkhannock Women’s Club member, talked about Tunkhannock’s Peg Fassett who was an amazing pilot, athlete, hunter, mother, and community leader. Other amazing historical women such as Frances Slocum and Emily Blackman who wrote the first substantial history of Susquehanna County were also brought up. 
If you weren’t able to see the Alive to the Call presentation at the Dietrich, you will have an opportunity to see it on the PCN this fall. We will keep you posted as to when it will air. 
It was amazing to me to see how an event like this comes together behind the scenes. About fifteen people were in the theater busy preparing for the presentation and the taping in the hours before the program. We would like to thank everyone involved for making the event possible from the PHC staff and board members, to Dr. Dunn, to the PCN staff, to the Bistro, to our volunteers, and of course, the audience. Due to the success of this project, we plan to bring more programs on local history and the humanities to the Dietrich.
Speaking of great programs, photography classes with Kenny Ganz start at the Dietrich next week. On Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm he will be offering beginner classes and on Monday nights at the same time he will teach Advanced Photography. These classes are super interactive and you spend lots of time outdoors taking photos. For more information about or to register for these classes, please call 570-996-1500.