Dietrich Theater Coming Soon! 

Adaptation: Another Form of Translation?
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, July 17 at 9 am.
Presented by: Dr. Philip Mosley
Tickets: $20 each
As part of Keystone College’s The Gathering, join us at the Dietrich Theater for Dr. Philip Mosley’s presentation Adaptation: Another Form of Translation. During this time you will have the opportunity to view the 2002 film Adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Nicolas Cage and discuss the film.
For more information or to register, call 570-945-8452.
Looking to the River Movie
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 am.
WVIA documentary film by: Greg Malkosky
Admission: Free
The Susquehanna River has always drawn humans to its banks and to its basins in search of life. Looking to the River is a documentary film produced by WVIA that examines critical contemporary issues pertaining to the Susquehanna River’s Middle Basin, which connects Sayre below the New York state border to Wilkes-Barre in the Wyoming Valley to Danville and Bloomsburg, all the way to Northumberland.
Call 570-996-1500 for more information.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan


At the Dietrich - July 2, 2010

Okay. For everyone who griped all last summer about the fact that there was no summer, this year we have summer in spades! A little too much heat and humidity for my taste, but some of the days have been simply spectacular! Last weekend, before it got humid, when Friday and Saturday were just gorgeous and sunny and breezy and hot, I hung out the wash and it dried in less than an hour! And I thought of my mother who would let me hand her the clothespins as she hung the wash. When I got older if there were clothes on the line and the sky began to turn dark she’d come out of the kitchen calling my name. “Hildegarde!” she’d call out. “Hurry!” And out we’d run, tearing at the clothespins, throwing the clothes in the basket, and usually just running through the kitchen door as the first drops fell.

     Later on, when I left for college, Mamma got a washer and dryer. It took up the space where the table and chairs had been in her tiny kitchen. But she didn’t care. We usually ate our meals in the dining room anyway, and she absolutely loved having a dryer. She covered the two machines with a tablecloth so they wouldn’t get nicked and she watched warily when I used them, convinced that without her watching there might be unnecessary roughness.
     When I turned fifty I told my husband I wanted a wash line for my birthday. He looked at me as if a doctor might be in order. “You’re kidding!” he said, “I’m not,” I replied. And so on weekends like this one past I hang my wash on the line, and I go back to the days before the washer and drier and I watch the sheets flapping in the breeze and the leaves from the trees casting shadows on the bright white towels. And the best part…the very, very best part, is taking them off the line, warmed by the sun, rough textured from the drying winds, and bringing them near my face to breathe in the scent of childhood. Because there is nothing to take you back more quickly, to the dear days of long ago, than the scent of clothes dried on the line. They smell like sunshine and shadows and birdsong and rustling leaves and blue sky and the comfort of watching your mamma’s hands hanging clothing you can’t remember but making memories you will never forget.
     What a wonderful weekend we had. Thanks a million times to Bill Chapla for his terrific intro to MacBeth! He compared it to film noir and went on to explain so much to the large and appreciative crowd. (The Gamut players were superb!!!) It was touch and go for a bit, not knowing if the heavens were going to open up and pour water on our heads, but we escaped with just a sprinkle or two and it was a perfect atmosphere to see the deeply dark MacBeth and his lunatic wife kill for their place in the sun. 
     And thank you a million times to Jennifer Jenkins and all the work she does with live theater and the fact that she has now begun the adventure of children’s theater. Bless you, Jen – you do such fine work! (And your merry band of actors are so good!!!!)
     I promised those cultural people that I would remind you that Mondays in July we will have the Everhart Museum’s Cowboys and Nomads summer program. And don’t forget July 10 when the bus departs from the Dietrich to go to the Everhart for a wonderful private tour of the museum. The day includes a box lunch, good company and lots of learnin’.
     This week we have Twilight. Next week we have Despicable Me and after that Inception. So, much to look forward to on the movie front. And guess what I’m doing tomorrow? I’m sending the festival list to Jeffrey!!! How’s that for too cool?
     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 8, 2010

June 30, 2010 -
July 22, 2010

June 25, 2010 -
July 8, 2010

Coming Soon
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July 9, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

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

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

Live at the Dietrich - July 7, 2010

Tunkhannock’s Founders’ Day was wonderful! To experience Tunkhannock’s shops, live music on the streets, delicious foods, the alpacas by Bridge Street Market, and so much more that our town offered was great. At the Dietrich, I found myself immersed in live theatre on Founders’ Day. Appreciative crowds came out to experience the Dietrich Children’s Theatre premiere performances of “The Gingerbread Man”. The actors were energetic, the costumes were fun, and I especially loved when the audience interacted with the characters on stage. We can’t wait for the next production that Jennifer Jenkins comes up with. 
Then in the evening, we experienced more live theatre at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park with Harrisburg’s Gamut Theatre Group’s production of Macbeth. Over 170 children and adults came out to see one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies. The weather held out for us, and the rain we did encounter kind of enhanced the dark atmosphere of the play. It was my favorite performance of Gamut’s to-date. We would like to thank Ron and Sandy Vieczorek for sponsoring this year’s Shakespeare in the Park. If you missed out on the event this year, don’t worry, Margie has already booked them for Founders’ Day night 2011. They will be performing Hamlet. We’d also like to thank local Shakespearean scholar Bill Chapla for introducing this year’s play. He has such a wealth of knowledge about The Great Bard!
Speaking of folks we are grateful to, last week Eileen Balboa held her final class of ongoing decorative painting classes at the Dietrich. Almost every Wednesday for six and a half years, she has given students an opportunity to learn decorative painting techniques as they created the most wonderful hand-painted gifts and decorations. In all, she taught her students how to paint 200 projects. Can you imagine the time and effort she put into preparing for each week’s class? What a feat! While we will miss seeing her weekly, we are glad that she will have more time to visit with family and close friends. And we’re hoping that she may teach an occasional class at the Dietrich in the future. Thank you, Eileen.
For children, summer camps continue at the Dietrich. On July 12 to July 16, Amy Colley and Michaela Moore will teach another one of their popular theatre and visual arts camp. During Up, Up and Away Camp, students ages five through twelve will go on an adventure as they explore anything and everything that flies! Bugs, planes, birds, superheroes…you name it! Each camper will create his or her own character, make a costume, design props and even make a flying machine. At the end of the week, the group will perform a play they created for families and friends. Camp is $50 for the week and a few spaces are available. 
During the afternoons of July 12 to July 16, Michaela Moore will be teaching her second Acting Camp for Kids series of the summer in which camperslearn acting techniques as they create a play that they perform at the end of the week. Michaela teaches her students the actor’s instruments from voice, body, imagination and more. The kids especially love the theatre games she has them play in order to learn the craft. This camp is also $50 for the week, and there is still time to sign up. For more information about camps at the Dietrich or to register, call us at 570-996-1500.