Dietrich Theater
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 and 1 pm 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 the Dietrich Theater
Featuring the 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.
Faces of Tunkhannock Photo Exhibit
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
June 26 through July 31 during movie times.
Reception: Sunday, June 27 at 3:00 pm
Presented by: Entrants in the Faces of Tunkhannock Photo Contest
Admission: Free
Enjoy photos of people who represent Tunkhannock now and then at work or at play or at other activities of life.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  So! I saw A-Team on Friday night (after a delicious dinner with my husband at Season’s) and then I saw Karate Kid yesterday afternoon and honestly, I thought they were both terrific (much to my surprise!). A-Team is fun from the beginning to the end. The cast is flawless and all the bad guys get blown up in the end. Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper are an absolute hoot and Gary and I laughed all the way through. 

     The Karate Kid is a different story entirely. This is one of those rare gems that simply works on every level. I went into the movie expecting, frankly, to be bored but I wanted to see it so I could write about it. From the moment I sat down I was charmed by Jaden Smith and let me tell you, Jackie Chan hasn’t been this good in many, many years! If I still had young ‘uns at home, I would be taking them to see this movie. It’s the story of a young boy in a strange new place (China) who is mercilessly bullied by boys at his school.   And it’s the story of how Chan teaches young Drea that we have no control when life knocks us down, but it is up to us whether or not we get up! And that is a lesson we all need to remember. Nobody ever told us life would be carefree or fair. But our Mammas and our Daddies did tell us to get up, splash cold water on our faces and go out to face that new day, no matter how gray it may seem. This is a movie about courage and vision and good versus evil and all the good guys win in the end! Now, that’s worth the price of admission, don’t you think?
     Coming this Friday we have Toy Story 3 in 2-D. I wish, for those of you who care, that we had 3-D by now, but we’re still working on the financing. We have ordered the silver screen and we will certainly have it by autumn. But for now, Toy Story will be shown at the Dietrich in 2-D, which, as far as I’m concerned, is just fine. It costs less to see it in 2-D and remember, it’s the characters and the story that makes a good movie, and Pixar has no shortage of either. So do come see it here! It’ll be sooooo good, I promise!
     Then on Wednesday we open Knight and Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in a little spy comedy-thriller that looks to be incredibly funny! The trailers are hilarious and Cruise seems to be in top form. So for the adults who would like some lite grown-up fare, this is the movie for you!
     And don’t forget that on Founder’s Day the Dietrich is sponsoring two totally fab events. First is The Gingerbread Man, showing at 11 and 1:00, both performances free, and they are geared right at the funny bones of all the wee ones who love a good fairy tale. This is the premiere performance of the new Dietrich Children’s Theater and the play is written and directed by Jennifer Jenkins (we are so, so, so glad she’s with us!!!!!) so you can be assured it is every bit as good as something you’d see in New York City! (And I mean that, too!) You can reserve your tickets by calling 996-1500, just to make sure you get a seat.
     And then on Founder’s Day night we have Shakespeare in the Park with the Gamut Theater out of Harrisburg putting on MacBeth. The players begin at 7:00 so bring your own chairs or blankets so that you’re comfortable watching one of the greatest dramas every written. It’s such a lovely night, really. Sitting in the gorgeous Riverside Park (again, remember to say thanks to Lori and Jerry Bogedin for how lovely it looks) and to have a Shakespeare production right here in downtown T’town. How totally cool is that??? How totally cool is Tunkhannock???? (The answer to that is waaaaay cool, that’s what!)
See you at the Dietrich.
Oh yeah, P.S. – Ronnie Harvey is now writing a weekly column for Talk about cool!!!! And Kudos to Maureen at the Tioga Bistro for the absolutely wondrous food she served up for the dedication of the Sherwood Gallery. Thanks a million times!

Now Showing
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June 11, 2010 -
June 24, 2010

June 18, 2010 -
July 8, 2010

June 11, 2010 -
July 1, 2010

June 4, 2010 -
June 22, 2010

Coming Soon
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June 30, 2010 -
July 22, 2010

Knight and Day
June 23, 2010 -
June 24, 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

Faces & Places Exhibit
June 16, 2010 - July 31, 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: 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

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

In just a few days Tunkhannock will be celebrating Founders’ Day on Saturday, June 26.  There are great deals in the downtown shops, amazing treasures at artisan stands, tasty food, and wonderful entertainment.  This year the Dietrich will be inviting Founders’ Day goers to take in some live theatre.  Directed by Jennifer Jenkins, the Dietrich Children’s Theatre will be perform “The Gingerbread Man” for the first time on the Dietrich stage at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm that day.  So go on an adventure 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.  I have been lucky enough to catch a few of this theatre group’s rehearsals, and believe me, this staged folk tale will be a real treat.  Children will absolutely love the humor in this interactive show as they are asked to sing, move, and help catch the crafty Gingerbread Man.  Tickets to both performances are free and can picked up at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or reserved by calling the theater at 570-996-1500 while supplies last.


Then that evening, we will switch gears from folk tales to Shakespeare.  Presented for the third year in a row, the Dietrich Theater has invited the Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg to perform Shakespeare in Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park at 7:00 pm.  This year the group will perform an eighty-minute version of the original text of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In this tragedy, 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 destiny into his own hands by murdering King Duncan as he sleeps.  Once atrocity leads to another and Macbeth finds that the choices we make can have unexpected consequences.  Local Shakespeare scholar Bill Chapla will introduce the play.  Admission is free and all that you are asked to bring is a chair or blanket to sit in comfort on as you enjoy this famous morality play. I just love the idea of seeing Shakespeare performed in such a beautiful and scenic park.  Thank you Ron and Sandy Vieczorek for sponsoring this production. 


For those of you who would like to experience Tunkhannock history on Founders’ Day, please make sure you stop by the Dietrich Theater to visit our two new exhibit.  In the Walter A. and Doris W. Sherwood Gallery, you will be able to take in the Faces & Places Photography Exhibit featuring photographs of Wyoming County Events by professional photographer Natalie Mennicucci.  Her photos definitely capture the feel of so many of Tunkhannock’s traditions such as our annual parades.  In the Earnshaw Gallery, you will be able to experience Tunkhannock then and today through our Faces of Tunkhannock Exhibit which features photos submitted by amateur photographers of Tunkhannock residents now as well as old photos of residents provided by the Wyoming County Historical Society.  In addition to the exhibit’s photographs, Patrick Robinson has provided some of his amazing Tunkhannock memorabilia to be exhibited.  To see old postcards of Tunkhannock, a Wyoming County Fair program from 1937, Piatt Opera House ticket stubs, and so many more treasures is just amazing.  We would like to thank Mark Mitchell, Patrick Robinson, Margie Young, Jessie Reppy Keker, Sarah Sidorek and the Wyoming County Historical Society for making this exhibit possible.  

The exhibit will be on display through the end of July so if you can’t view it on Founders’ Day, please stop in during movie times or make an appointment.  Speaking of movie times, the Dietrich will be showing movies not only every evening during the summer, but we will have daily matinee show times.  A cold Icee, air conditioning, and a great movie – what a great way to spend a hot and humid summer day!