Dietrich Theater Coming Soon! 

The Susquehanna, Our River 2010 Photo Contest
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
We invite amateur photographers of all ages to submit original photos of the Susquehanna River, featuring any life, mood, or scenery of the river.
Photos must be dropped off at the Dietrich Theater office on July 3, 2010, between 10 am and 4:00 pm.
Call 570-996-1500 for guidelines and more information.
Bus Trip to the Everhart Museum
Departing from the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, July 10 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm.
Cost: $10/ person
Take a tour of the Everhart Museum, and enjoy a box lunch in Nay Aug Park. Box lunch is required. Preregistration is required.
Call 570-996-1500 to sign up.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

June 25, 2010

Every once in a while a story comes my way that I just have to share with you because it tops the “dearness” factor. And this is one of them. Apparently Anna Williams (daughter of Heather and Dr. Dan) turned five this past month and told her parents that instead of folks bringing her gifts, she wanted donations made to the Dietrich so that other children could take the art courses she does with Amy Colley. She got a large jar and decorated it with art work and printed on it in all different colors, “Anna’s Gift For the Arts” and brought in nearly ninety dollars to scholarship children who might not otherwise be able to take the classes. Now, how is that for a darling child whose tiny body shelters a very old soul? Thank you, Anna, from all of us. We will consider you an “honorary Dietrich lady” and we think you are just too, too cool! 

     On a much more serious note, my husband and I watched Gasland last night. Whoa. Although there was some melodramatic nonsense (people fearing for their lives etc.), there was a good deal of information that had to give all of us who live in contracted land a deep chill. I hope our state legislators will get on the stick and pass some regulations with teeth in them to safeguard our beautiful land. I’m going to try to get a copy of the film to show here most likely in August (maybe July if I can get permission to split one of the screens here) but I will bring one of the gas folks to talk during a Q and A as well as a rep from the film. 
     A man came to see me a couple of weeks ago demanding that I show Gasland and I tried to explain that my screens are tied up for the next month at least and then he said that his group wanted the gas companies out of here. When I said that wasn’t realistic he became very threatening and said “Well, then, that’s when the rifles are coming off the wall.” I thought that completely inappropriate and was no longer interested in our conversation. However, I have gotten many calls from non-threatening people who want to see the movie and to them I’m saying I’ll do my best. (As a side note, I did try to bring it in for Spring Film Festival but the film company never answered Jeffrey’s calls or emails.)
     On the other hand, I believe that natural gas is the fuel of the future. Chesepeake in particular has been good to the theater and I don’t want either the gas companies or the many people who are in favor of the wells to get the idea that we are hostile to what’s happening because we are not. But I do believe that we need to make sure that every rule and regulation should be in place to protect our clean air and water and this magnificent area we live in. 
     Our movies this week speak for themselves. We have great fun fare with Knight and Day, Toy Story, Grown Ups, a few more days of A Team and finally, next Tuesday at 12:01, Twilight Saga: Eclipse (and that midnight show is now officially sold out!). So really, we have something for everyone.
     And remember, Saturday morning we have the debut of the Dietrich Theater’s Children’s Theater with the charming and hilarious The Gingerbread Man. Bring the wee ones to see that crazy Gingerbread Man and his forest friends make mischief on the Dietrich stage. I promise you that the kiddies will shriek with laughter all the way through! 
     And don’t forget to end your Founder’s Day adventure with the Gamut Players Macbeth at beautiful Riverside Park. Bring a blanket or a chair and sit in the warm summer evening, with the mists rising from the river, and watch one of the greatest plays of the English language unfold before your eyes. What a perfect way to end the day.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

June 18, 2010 -
July 8, 2010

Knight and Day
June 23, 2010 -
July 1, 2010

June 11, 2010 -
June 29, 2010

June 25, 2010 -
July 1, 2010

Coming Soon
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June 30, 2010 -
July 22, 2010

July 9, 2010

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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

Dance! Dance! Dance!
July 14, 2010 - July 14, 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

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 19, 2010 - July 23, 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

Pottery & Sculpture
April 5, 2010 - August 30, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Our first week of camp at the Dietrich was terrific. Rand Whipple of Box of Light Theatre in Bloomsburg presented a Crazy Commercials Class and a Pantomime Workshop. Like always, Rand did an amazing job of opening up the world of the arts to his students. In Crazy Commercials, thirteen children worked in small groups to create new products, which they then learned how to pitch and make commercials for. They then shot, edited, and added the all-important special effects to their thirty-second ads. And, boy, did those kids have great imaginations! One group created a product that turned annoying siblings into candy circus peanuts, another group pitched a product called “Zombie Be Gone” to rid you of the pesky living dead. Another commercial was created for a machine that picked out the perfect outfit for you to wear called “Dress to Impress”. The kids also had a great time editing their commercials. There is an art to choosing the perfect moment to add a sound effect and the class picked up on that very quickly. I just love that the students were able to combine performing arts with technology. 
In the Pantomime Workshop, a group of six budding actors learned how to tell a story without words. I was amazed by the focus and concentration it takes to mime. Students learned how to moonwalk, make invisible walls, and other miming techniques. On the last day of class, students learned how to apply mime makeup and presented a few short skits to their families. 
This week the Dietrich is presenting a theatre and visual arts camp called Circus! Circus! Circus! with Amy Colley and Michaela Moore. Michaela is also teaching an Acting Camp for six to eleven year olds during the week.   I can’t wait to see both camps’ performances for family and friends on Friday. The kids always come up with fun costumes and scenery and amazing characters and plots.
In addition to camps, in July the Dietrich will be hosting weekly classes with an Everhart Museum educator called Cowboys and Nomads. In this class series, children ages five to twelve will go on an adventure across time and around the globe as they explore the similarities between the cultures of Ancient Mongolian nomads and the American cowboy. Children will use story, movement, and visual arts to learn and create on the following themed topics: Under the Starry Sky, On the Road Again, Horse and Hawks, and Great Explorers. Classes will be held on Mondays, July through July 26. Children ages five to eight will meet from 10:00 to 11:00 am, and from 11:30 am to 12:30, nine to twelve year olds will have class. Admission is free, so definitely come out and take advantage of experiencing history, the arts, and different cultures. These classes are based on the Everhart Museum summer exhibit, Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands.
If you are interested in visiting this exhibit, on Saturday, July 10 the Dietrich will be offering a bus trip to the Everhart Museum in Scranton. Once at the museum, our group will be given a guided tour of all of the museum’s exhibits. You will learn about dinosaurs, see a large collection of birds, explore an amazing collection of folk, and view wonderful paintings by famous local artists and so much more. The Dietrich goes to the Everhart at least once a year and every time we go, I always learn something new. The museum is definitely a local treasure that we should all take an opportunity to experience. After our tour, we will enjoy box lunches provided by Heavenly Ham in Nay Aug Park and then we will have time to explore more of the museum or visit the park’s tree house and gorge. The bus will depart from the Dietrich at 9:30 am and return at about 2:00 pm. Admission is $10 per person including a box lunch. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register. You don’t want to miss this!