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.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 Okay. So now I’m in a bit of a snit. First I’m mad at Hollywood for releasing a woman’s film on Memorial Day weekend when most women are tending to family things like cooking and babysitting and just visiting with their dearies. I have a theory about that. Hollywood people are completely removed from everyday things. If they do have family gatherings then I betcha most of them have folks who cook for them and clean up for them and generally do all the work that the rest of us do because we don’t have servants. So the folks with servants don’t think a thing of taking time out to go to a movie. After all, they don’t have pies coming out of the oven, nor do they have to get the grill ready for the hot dogs. Therefore there isn’t a single thought given to the fact that most women really have neither the time nor the inclination to go to the movies over a holiday weekend. 

      My next snit is directed at the critics, most of them male, who found Sex and the City 2 to be a gay-bashing, sexist, culture-trashing movie that isn’t fit to be seen by any self respecting person sensitive to different cultures or sexual taste. And to that I say, “Give me a break!!!!”
     Let’s start with the supposedly anti-gay wedding scene. How could it possibly be anti gay when the man who wrote it is gay himself???? It’s a funny, sweet, totally over-the-top silly wedding scene and I doubt that anyone in the audience mistook it for other than that. Frankly, I could have done without Liza Minnelli, but whatever. 
     As far as the women being inappropriately dressed for the Middle East, well….of course!!! It’s the SATC ladies! What did you expect? And since “appropriate” for the middle east seems to be the ever fashionable burka, that really wouldn’t do for the fahionistas of SATC, now would it?
     And when Samantha makes a rude gesture to the middle eastern men  disapproving of the fact that condoms have fallen out of her purse, I say, she is woman, hear her roar!
     So I guess it comes down to all those male critics being…well…bitchy (!) about the babes we love. I will agree that SATC2 is no masterpiece. It’s not as good as SATC1, nor does it come close to the wonderful HBO series. It isn’t particularly well thought out, it doesn’t seem to have a plot, the writer took out, for the most part, two of the best characters (New York City and Big), and  it ran a half hour too long. I’ll give you all that.
     But don’t make up all this quasi politically correct stuff about the ladies who were never politically correct. They were cool broads making their way in a city not always friendly to women alone. They came, they saw, and without a doubt they conquered. I wish the writer had done a different story, one where maybe the ladies fell on harder times because of the recession. Maybe Big lost his money in the market. But because of their brains and guts they come out on top in the end. (And you know they would have because they are brave dames and that’s what brave dames do!)
     So, it’s a lousy script. But the fashions are both wondrous and bizarre. The ladies are growing old gorgeously. I laughed many times. And I was glad that Samantha was rude to men who put their women in hot, black, burkas (notice the men wear a cooler shade of white????) and make up rules as they go along saying that it’s God’s will when any sane western woman knows God had nothin’ to do with it! 
     To sum up, it’s fun. Don’t let the critics scare you away. I really liked it, and you know I’m pretty tough on movies. This week we have Marmaduke and the delightful Letters to Juliet (for one week only). Come enjoy. And ladies, take my word and give SATC2 a try. If you don’t like it you can yell at me!
     See you at the Dietrich!

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

June 4, 2010 -
June 24, 2010

Sex and the City 2
May 27, 2010 -
June 10, 2010

SHREK Forever After
May 21, 2010 -
June 10, 2010

June 4, 2010 -
June 10, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

June 30, 2010 -
July 22, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 9
August 25, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

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

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

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

We all had an excellent time on our bus trip to Watkins Glen, New York this past  week. Led by naturalist and hiking guide Jane Frye, twenty of us experienced so much of the natural beauty of the Finger Lake’s region.   As we hiked up the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen we were able to experience its 19 majestic waterfalls. Jane pointed out various plants and flowers along the hike and we were also amazed by the bridges, tunnels, and stone stairs that were construct in the park in the 1930s as part of a public works project to make the gorge more accessible to its visitors. We also took a boat tour of Seneca Lake where we learned more about the lake’s history and the large salt industry that is on the lake’s shore. On the way home we also visited Montour Falls and Havana Glen Park to take in even more waterfalls. Not only did I enjoy the natural beauty which surrounded us on the trip, but the excursion was also very nostalgic for me since my grandmother used to take my brother, cousins, and me to Watkins Glen every summer when we were growing up. We used to have a great time counting the stairs as we made our way up the gorge when I was little. 
Watkins Glen is definitely one of those places that should be experienced by all. It is too hard to describe this wonder, you just have to visit it and see it for yourself.   We had such a great time that Margie Young, Dietrich Theater Program Director, and Jane are already starting to plan a walking tour of Ithaca in the fall. 
For those of you who love both nature and live theatre, the Dietrich has a treat for you on the night of Tunkhannock’s Founders’ Day. On Saturday, June 26 at 7 pm, join us at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park for an evening of Shakespeare. The Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg will be performing an 80-minute version of the original text of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In this tale, Macbeth, when returning from battle, encounters three mysterious women who tell him he will become king. Urged on by his wife, he decides to take his destiny in hand by murdering King Duncan as he sleeps. But one atrocity leads to another and Macbeth finds that the choices we make can have unexpected consequences. Admission to the show is free; all you need to bring is a blanket or chair. The park is just an ideal setting for Shakespeare and the Gamut Theatre Group is an exceptional theatre company. Last year they performed Romeo and Juliet in the park and it was just wonderful.
On Founder’s Day, we will also be hosting a premiere performance by the Dietrich Children’s Theatre of “The Gingerbread Man”. At 11 am at the Dietrich, you and your family will be invited to come and run along with the wily Gingerbread Man, his many friends including Squirrel, Bear and Sheep, and meet a vegetarian Fox who insists she’s turned over a new leaf. Tickets for this all ages show are free and can be reserved at 570-996-1500.
The Dietrich will also have a new exhibit on display for Founders’ Day called Faces of Tunkhannock. Thanks to entrants in the Dietrich’s Faces of Tunkhannock photo contest and the Wyoming County Historical Society, we will be able to view current and past pictures of Tunkhannock residents in group shots and individual pictures. The exhibit will be available for viewing during movie times or by appointment from June 26 through July 2010.
And just a reminder, there is still time to sign your children up for camps at the Dietrich this summer. They can explore music, visual arts, theatre and nature.  There's something for everyone.