Dietrich Theater

Coming Soon!

The Gingerbread Man - Live Theatre
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, June 26 at 11 am and 1 pm.
Presented by: Dietrich Children’s Theatre
Admission: Free
"The Gingerbread Man" will be the premiere event for the new Dietrich Children’s Theatre. 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. The show will be presented on Saturday, June 26 at 11 am at the Dietrich. Tickets for this all ages show are free and can be reserved at 570-996-1500.

Shakespeare in the Park
At Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park
Saturday, June 26 at 7 pm.
Presented by: Gamut Theatre Group
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Ron and Sandy Vieczorek
Experience Shakespeare in Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park with Gamut Theatre Group’s version of Macbeth. This 80-minute version of the original text of Shakespeare tells the story of Macbeth who 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 inexorably to another. Macbeth finds that the choices we make can have unexpected consequences. Please bring your own blanket or chair to the performance.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  Sandy and I were having a quick bite at Twigs today (with all the wonderful restaurants we have in town it’s sometimes very hard to decide where to eat!) and Lori came over to say “hey” and we got on the subject of the park that she and Jerry maintain so beautifully (and they do that out of the goodness of their hearts and their love for this town). And she told us that they did have a little help, and I thought it was so charming that I’d pass it along. Apparently the young LDS missionaries who live here come down to the park and help with the maintenance. Once a month, then, Lori and Jerry treat them to dinner at Twigs which they particularly enjoy because they lead abstemious lives.  So, that’s how our gorgeous recreation area is kept up - - through the efforts of Lori and Jerry Bogedin and two boys far from home who just want to help the town they’re living in. Now, is that cool, or what? (And do remember, those of you who are getting gas money, that one of the non-profits which  could use your help is Riverside Park. There is never enough funding to keep a park of that size maintained, so please keep them in mind the next time you have a little extra.) 

     Also, much is going on with those cultural folks at the theater (as usual!).   This Saturday morning we dedicate the new Sherwood Gallery, which is very exciting because it gives us the opportunity to display so much more art, and to have a children’s section that is simply delightful! We are very, very grateful to both Don and Art Sherwood and their families for funding the gallery. The space between the ticket booth and the new theaters was always so drab and sort of cold, just necessary space. (And I HATED when we had the games in there….they were just so “not us!). But by turning it into the Walter A. and Doris W. Sherwood  Gallery, it is transformed into a welcoming, interesting and vibrant area. So, again, thanks so much to the Sherwood families for helping us further improve the incredible Dietrich Theater!
     Okay, you probably would like to know what ‘s happening at the movies this week! Our lead-off new movie is a remake of The A Team, starring that incredibly handsome and charismatic fella, Bradley Cooper. Plus Liam Neeson! Fun action film with a few tips of the hat to the 1980’s television series, but a story all its own. So if you want to kick back and just have a few good laughs, this is the movie for you.
     For the kids and grown-ups as well, we have The Karate Kid starring Jaden Smith (Will’s son) and Jackie Chan. Now I know it’s a remake, but once again it has its own point of view. And I think it’s such a good film for kids to see. The message is that you can do something positive about bullying, and that you can come out on top by studying marital arts and therefore gaining self confidence. Martial arts aren’t about being physically violent, they’re about building up enough confidence in the idea that you can defend yourself that…well…you’ll be able to defend yourself. (And you know how it goes with bullies - -once you stand up to them they disappear like smoke on a windy day.)
     Another week of Marmaduke and Shrek. And then next week we have Toy Story 3 and the following week we have Knight and Day and on the 30th we have the third in the Twilight trilogy. Pretty good lineup, don’t you think??? (FYI – for the past few months we have played every film that hit the top ten and most of the time we have played them first-run. Thanks to our man Jeffrey!!!)
     So have a grand weekend. Enjoy these blissful summer days (although remember that the movies are soooo cool, both literally and figuratively!)
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

June 11, 2010 -
June 17, 2010

June 11, 2010 -
July 1, 2010

June 4, 2010 -
June 17, 2010

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

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

June 30, 2010 -
July 22, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

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

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

This past week’s Auction Basics class with Monika Kennedy of Shades of White and Theresa Burke of Shamrock Auction Service was such a fun happening. Theresa gave us a lot of information about the ins and outs of attending auctions and about the auction business. I was most amazed to learn how much online bidding has changed the industry. It sounds like Theresa meets many interesting people and comes across many fascinating treasures in her line of work. 
Then Monika shared with us the specifics of shopping for linens at auctions. To show us what to look for, she had us do an interactive exercise where we had to guess what stacks of linens had greater value and why. I was so glad Theresa and Monika could share their areas of expertise with us. Those who attended the class asked our presenters so many great questions. At the end of the workshop, I think many of us were excited to get out there and attend an upcoming auction.
In addition to the auction workshop, the Dietrich also held a basketry workshop with master basketry artist Susi Nuss recently. In this workshop Susi taught beginner and accomplished artists how to make a black ash wall pocket. While each student followed the same pattern in making their baskets, their final products were very individualized since the students used a variety of natural materials in their baskets and embellished them differently. For those of you who are interested in learning more about basketry, you will have the opportunity to see Susi Nuss demonstrate this art at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park for Celebrate Our River Day on Saturday, July 24 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. To see this premiere authority on basketry at work is something you don’t want to miss!
For children who are interested in the arts, the Dietrich’s summer camp series kicks off in less than two weeks. Rand Whipple of Box of Light Theatre in Bloomsburg will start things off with a Pantomime Workshop and a Crazy Commercial Camp. Children ages 8 to 13 will learn the art of telling a story without words in the pantomime class. They will experience moonwalking, how to make invisible walls and other mime techniques as they become skilled at focusing their coordination and concentration to communicate without words. Classes will be held June 21 to June 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. 
In Rand’s Crazy Commercials Camp, students ages 9 to 14 will learn the basics of creating a digital film as they shoot, edit, and create special effects for their own crazy products. I can’t wait to see what products the class comes up with to pitch. This class will be held the same week from 10 am to 12:30 pm daily. For more information about these and other Dietrich Theater camps, visit or call the theater at 570-996-1500.