Dietrich Theater

Coming Soon!

Auction Basics
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm.
Presenter: Monika Kennedy
Admission: Free
Northeast Pennsylvania is rich in opportunity to find treasures and bargains at local auctions. Come and learn the basics of participating in auctions and how to spot treasures, so that you can enjoy this fun pastime. A mock auction will be conducted by Monika Kennedy and Theresa Burke of Shamrock Auction Service.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  South Auburn is under siege! We’re not sure if they’re coming from West Auburn, or maybe Auburn Center (strangely enough, although there is a South Auburn there doesn’t seem to be a North Auburn…hmmmm), but wherever their home base is, I want them to know they are very, very welcome. Because they fill the rolling green fields with tiny sparkles of golden light, like glittery carpets for nature’s royalty. 

    I’m talking about buttercups, of course. Thousands and millions and trillions of buttercups have sprung up almost overnight and there is such sweetness in their free-spirited ways, swaying in the May breeze as if they haven’t a care in the world, that humans are caught up in the joy their very presence bestows.
    Aren’t we so blessed to live in such glorious surroundings? My husband and I were walking the Jacks the other day, him in his Kawasaki Mule with Billy Jack navigating next to him and me walking Roxie and Thatcher and Shaka, and the fields were a deep emerald green and the sky the pure blue of early summer when I heard the drone of an airplane engine and looked up to see a little biplane dip its wings as it flew into the great horizon. And watching it go I was struck by the fact that as I looked around, this scene could have been out of one of my favorite World War 2 movies, because the land where I stood has been unchanged for many decades. Rolling green hills, rickety farm houses, and a sky as big as the world can hold, unchanged , unfettered by modern life. It was just one of those moments to say thank you for this earth, dear whomever. Thank you with all our hearts!
     Okay, ladies, those fab gals from NYC are coming to pay us a visit!! Sex and the City 2 is about to take T’town by storm! And oh, my, it looks to be a major hurricane event! They are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The clothing is to die for and they’re going to Dubai, of all places! So get your gal pals or daughters or moms or all of the above together, come to the best little non-profit theater in all the world, and get ready to munch on some hot corn and cold pop and have the time of your lives!!! This movie is fun, fun, fun and don’t you think it’s just about time for some of that fun to come your way? Ooooh, yeah! It really, really is! Advanced tix are on sale, so give us a call and reserve your seat for the most fun movie of this season. I can’t wait!
     We still have Robin Hood, which is a pretty good version of the legend if you want to take the legend seriously. It’s done with meticulous care to the costuming, politics and daily life of the times and it’s very exciting. For me, I’d rather have a laugh or two. I mean, once Monty Python did the Holy Grail, I was pretty much done with all the legend stuff. But really now, most people love the Robin Hood myth, and this is so well done, do give it a chance if you can. Oh, wait! Here’s a thought! The Mister can go to see Robin Hood while the Missus sees SATC2! At the same time. And then everyone can be happy but you’ll have actually gone to the movies together! Now, is that a great plan, or what?
     Shrek 4, and quite the final one, will be with us for the kids. I know that Shrek 3 was pretty putrid so I think a lot of folks don’t want to take a chance on Shrek 4, but everyone who’s seen it has thought it a great good time. It’s funny, the kids get a good laugh out of it, and it is the last one that will be made. I know it’s showing at the cineplexes in 3-D, but truly, it’s not necessary to see it in 3-D. It’s just fine in 2-D and not nearly as expensive. (Now there’s a good selling point if you ask me!) And Iron Man is in the final week.
     Have a great memorial day weekend. Let your thoughts drift to those men and women who gave up their lives when they were called upon to serve. Their ghosts linger with us on this sacred holiday.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Sex and the City 2
May 27, 2010 -
June 3, 2010

SHREK Forever After
May 21, 2010 -
June 3, 2010

Robin Hood
May 14, 2010 -
June 3, 2010

May 7, 2010 -
June 3, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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: 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

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

Pantomime Workshop
June 21, 2010 - June 25, 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

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

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

June is almost here, and the Dietrich has plenty of activities and blockbuster movies to keep you and your family busy this summer. Rand Whipple of Box of Light Theatre in Bloomsburg will kick off our summer camp series for kids with his Pantomime Workshop and Crazy Commercials Class during the week of June 21 through 25. In the Pantomime Workshop, students ages eight to thirteen will learn how to tell a story without words as they learn a series of mime techniques. Students will also learn how to moonwalk and make invisible walls.   Pantomime is a great class for student to learn how to use their coordination and concentration in order to communicate without words. The Pantomime Workshop will be held from 1:30 –3:30 pm each day. 
Then in the Crazy Commercials class, nine to fourteen year olds will have the opportunity to learn how to shoot, edit, and make special effects in digital film as they create crazy commercials. What excites me about this class is finding out what fantastical products the students will think up to pitch in their commercials. Will they think up a button that makes annoying siblings disappear, or an amazing potato, or even an ACME instant ninja?!   The possibilities are endless. Rand provides all of the digital equipment and classes will be held from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Admission to each of Rand’s Camps is $50. 
The following week, the Dietrich will explore both the visual arts and the theatre arts in Circus! Circus! Circus: Theatre and Visual Arts Camp. Under the direction of Amy Colley and Michaela Moore, children will be able to go on an adventure with the greatest show on earth. Students will create costumes, props and all kinds of artwork as they become a ringmaster, acrobat, lion tamer, or even a lion in this camp that is all about the circus. The camp will culminate with a circus act and play performed by the campers for friends and family at the end of the week. For six to twelve year olds, this camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 28 to July 2 from 10 am to noon. Admission is $50 for the week. Amy and Michaela will also be holding a similar camp for three to five year olds on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the same week from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Admission is $35 for the three days. Michaela and Amy have been running their very popular theatre and visual arts camps at the Dietrich for several years now and we look forward to seeing the student’s play at the end of each camp because the campers create everything from the story to their costumes to the backdrop and have a great time doing it. It’s a real joy to watch. 
Summer quilting classes for both children and adults are also starting up in June. In Quilting for Kids, children ages 6 and up will create a colorful school of fish quilt as they learn traditional quilting techniques. In the Intergenerational Quilting class, instructors Terry Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler will teach basic quilting techniques as their students create “The Easy Drunkard’s Path” which is a beginners quilting project with a complex-looking pattern. Quilting for Kids will held on Wednesdays, June 16 to July 28 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm and students in Intergenerational Quilting will meet on the same days from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. No experience is required for either of these classes and materials are provided. Admission is $6 per class and if you have to miss a week or two of the class due to vacations or other summer activities, the instructors will help you take that into account when you are making your project. Quilting has a rich history in our area and family quilts can be treasured for generations.
Speaking of treasures, the Dietrich will be hosting a workshop called Auction Basics on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm. Presented by Monika Kennedy of Shades of White, participants will learn the basics of participating in auctions and how to spot treasures. As part of the workshop, Monika Kennedy and Theresa Burke of Shamrock Auction Service will conduct a mock auction. Admission is free.