Dietrich Theater
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Auditions for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
The Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock will be holding auditions for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Jenkins. We are looking for actors. Needed are 5 women, ages 16 - 60, and 7 men, ages 16 - 60, and one boy who could look five years old. Actors will be asked to read from the script; copies will be available at the theater or on our website,
Auditions will be held by appointment at the Dietrich on: Saturday, January 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, January 16 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The play will be presented March 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2011 at the Dietrich Theater.
This community-based project will be the culmination of Wyoming County Reads 2011. Everyone is encouraged to audition. If you are interested in working behind the scenes, please let us know, we’d be more than happy to have your help. Whatever your experience level, lots to little, all are welcome.
Email or call 570-996-1511 for an appointment.
Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Jeff Mitchell
Admission: Free
From wildlife, to vistas, to old growth forests to waterfalls, Jeff Mitchell will showcase the beauty of the Keystone state in this presentation. See photographs he has taken from hiking trips and other outdoor adventures predominately, in the Endless Mountains region. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the amazing natural beauty of our state. A limited number of Jeff’s latest book, the 2nd Edition of Hiking the Endless Mountains, will be available for sale after his presentation. Proceeds will go to the Dietrich Theater.Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  Movies! Movies! Movies! We have such a grand selection for you this week! Honestly, there’s something for every grown-up taste. I wish we had something for the kiddies, but this month is pretty bleak for movies for the kidlets. However, that will change in February and from then on it looks pretty good for the younger set. 

     But if you’re an adult we have four beauties for you. Let me start with the movie we’re holding over - - True Grit. I finally saw it last week and I have to tell you it’s absolutely one of the best of the year! I kid you not! Everything about it is superb – from the authentic costumes to the landscapes to the magnificently dated dialogue to the acting and, finally, to a nearly perfect story. Unlike the much lighter and oftimes comic John Wayne version, this really is a gritty movie, with the characters standing out in the sepia colors of old photographs. Young Mattie may be only a girl of fourteen, but in reality she is a woman of courage, no matter her age. And Reuben Cogburn is a lost soul with more honor than most sober men. The young Texas Ranger, at first so full of himself, says to Mattie as they part forever that he has misjudged her character and as time passed has found her to be  quite fine. And that she is. Kudos to the entire cast – Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin (as the drunken soul who has shot Mattie’s father most carelessly) and Hailee Steinfeld all deserve Academy Awards! If you only see one movie this year, make True Grit that movie! It’s violent and it’s often hard to watch, but it steers as true a course as the rising sun. 
     For young people who like a good action adventure flick we have The Green Hornet starring Seth Rogan (in the title role), Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz. When Rogan inherits his father’s fortune, he and his martial arts assistant decide that their town needs a hero to save it, and thus The Green Hornet is born! It’s good fun, in 3D and will keep you entertained most soundly.
     And if what you’re looking for is a good comedy, check out Ron Howard’s latest – The Dilemma, starring the wonderful to watch Vince Vaugn and the absolutely precious Kevin James (he’s so gentle and sweet that everything he does is appealing!) The plot of The Dilemma is a simple one. Vaugn and James have been best friends their entire lives, and now they are about to seal the biggest deal of their business partnership. But right on the cusp of great success, Vaugn stumbles upon the fact, or at least thinks he does, that James’s wife is having an affair. Should he tell him? Should he not? And to make sure he saw what he thinks he saw, he follows the wife about to make sure she really is having an affair. Sigh. Life can certainly get complicated. But with Ron Howard directing and Vaugn and James at the helm it’s a nearly pitch-perfect comedy to munch some popcorn with and sit back and enjoy, enjoy!
     Finally, for you lovers of art and indie films, we have one of the biggest and best of the genre in years – Black Swan. Set in the mystical world of the ballet, this is the tale of a successful prima ballerina who, given the lead of the white swan in Swan Lake, slowly drifts into madness as the evil black swan permeates her spirit and her mind. It is a beautifully rendered film, the acting is superb and the ballet is magnificent, but it is not for the faint of heart because it is a wrenching story of the terrible toll that needing to be best in a high pressure world can take on  a strong body but a fragile spirit. It is the most talked about indie this year and one you surely won’t want to miss, but it is not, I repeat, for the faint of heart or for children.
     In two weeks we’ll be bringing in The King’s Speech – I can’t wait!
     You have a great week, now. Enjoy the snow.
     See you at the Dietrich.

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Audition Notice: Frankenstein
January 15, 2011 - January 16, 2011

Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania
January 15, 2011

"On Time" Photography Exhibit
January 21, 2011 - February 28, 2011

Wyoming County Reads - "Frankenstein"
February 2, 2011 - February 23, 2011

Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeast PA
February 19, 2011

Doo Wop at Dietrich High
February 26, 2011

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Live on Stage
March 9, 2011 - March 13, 2011

Karate Demo
March 19, 2011

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Bus Trip
June 2, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

After School Players
February 26, 2011

Around the World
March 1, 2011 - March 29, 2011

Drawing & Painting for Kids
February 11, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Little People & Nature
March 1, 2011 - March 23, 2011

Mixed Media for Kids
March 11, 2011 - April 2, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture for Kids
January 14, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery
January 11, 2011 - March 29, 2011

Basketry: Black Ash Wearable Pouch
May 7, 2011

Basketry: Natural Windowsill Basket
April 2, 2011

Crochet a Shawl
March 8, 2011 - March 22, 2011

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
January 12, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Easy Beads! Create in Clay!
February 21, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
February 7, 2011

Jewelry Making: Create a Borissa Bracelet
February 15, 2011

Jewelry Making: Create Tootsie Jewelry
February 1, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay Silver
January 24, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Glass Fusing
March 14, 2011 - March 28, 2011

Knit a Neck Cozy
February 28, 2011 - March 14, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture
January 10, 2011 - March 28, 2011

Sign Language for Beginners
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Sign Language: Level 1
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Writers' Group
January 6, 2011 - March 31, 2011

Yoga for You
January 5, 2011 - March 30, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich for January 19, 2011
Brrrr….With this bitter cold weather upon us, I find it very easy to get stuck in my daily routine of going to work, doing my errands and then going home. Instead, I think I should get out there and try a few new things in my free time. If you too are like me and find yourself getting into a rut over the winter months, I encourage you to join me in exploring the possibilities. And a great place to experience new opportunities especially in the arts is at the Dietrich Theater. Pick up a cultural brochure or visit our website for a listing of all of our upcoming classes and events. 
I have taken a few jewelry-making classes at the theater in the past and really enjoyed them, so I plan on attending a couple more jewelry classes over the next few months. What is so great about the theater’s jewelry making classes is that they are only one to two sessions long, and at the end of each class series you leave with a complete piece of jewelry. Plus our jewelry making teachers are tops! I took Jane Jone’s Wire Bead Crochet last fall and just got hooked on it (no pun intended). On my own, I created several necklaces I learned how to make in that class and gave them as Christmas gifts for family members and friends. 
The Dietrich’s own Esther Harmatz will be starting out our winter jewelry making class series with her ever-popular Introduction to Art Clay Silver class on Monday, January 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In this class, students ages 16 through adult will have fun learning the basics of working with silver clay to create silver jewelry pieces of their own design. Students will have their choice of fabricating pendants, pins or earrings. Admission is $65 and all materials will be provided. 
Then on Tuesday, February 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Jane Jones will be back to teach us how to create "Tootsie Jewelry". She will teach us this interesting and unusual technique of bead crochet while we create necklaces or bracelets. You don’t need to know how to bead crochet to attend this workshop. Admission is $60 and all materials are provided. 
Jane Jones will also be teaching Jewelry Making: Create a Borissa Bracelet on Tuesday, February 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Students will learn Russian Spiral Bead weaving techniques to create these beautiful bracelets. This workshop is very beginner. Admission is $60, and there is prework for the class. 
The following week, Esther will be teaching an Easy Beads! Create in Clay! Class on Monday, February 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In this class, students will be encouraged to experiment with different designs and layers of clay to fabricate, colorful and fun beads. Each student will fashion a bracelet and a pair of earrings while learning some of the easy basics of working with polymer clay. No experience is required and admission is $45.