Dietrich Theater Events and Exhibits  

"On Time" Photography Exhibit
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Through February 28 during scheduled movie times or by appointment.
Featuring the works of Ivana Pavelka
Admission: Free
View this exhibit of recent photographs taken by artist Ivana Pavelka. Ivana says, "Time is felt in different ways, never still and yet sometimes stopped. Never seen, time is not a clock, but it shows on one’s face. Time is long or short depending on where you stand. It has a color of the afternoon sun, a shape of a shadow passing by and a smell of fallen leaves transforming into the ground. See time backwards as a line, as transitions in one’s lie, or as the cycle of twelve months. Time is precious, but also wasted, and has the sound of ocean waves. A split second is everything when capturing a photograph…"
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details about the exhibit.

Wyoming County Reads - Frankenstein
At the Tunkhannock Public Library in Tunkhannock
Sponsored by the Dietrich Theater and the Tunkhannock Public Library
Admission: Free
The Tunkhannock Public Library and the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater would like to invite you to read the classic novel Frankenstein by Marry Shelley. You are welcome to borrow a copy of the book at the Tunkhannock Public Library while supplies last. Join us for book discussions and also see the play performed live. Book discussions will be facilitated by Bill Chapla and Dr. Marnie Heister at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Admission to all book discussions is free and refreshments will be provided.
Book Discussion Dates and Topics:
-Shelley’s Masterpiece: Dissecting Plot, Character, Setting and Conflict
Wednesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
-Frankenstein: Gothic Romance, Science Fiction, or Feminist Novel
Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.
: Psychological Insights
Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.
-The Perpetual Struggle: Balancing Nature and Technology
Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, call the Dietrich at (570)-996-1500.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeast Pennsylvania
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Rick Koval
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: the Overlook Estate Foundation
Learn about the reptiles and amphibians of northeast Pennsylvania with Rick Koval, naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality. His PowerPoint program will illustrate 44 species of frogs, turtles, salamanders, lizards and snakes including rarities such as the endangered northern cricket frog, timber rattlesnakes, eastern worm snakes and hellbenders that reside in northeastern Pennsylvania. Meet live reptiles and amphibians after the talk.
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for program details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 So. We have The King’s Speech for you. Is that sooo cool? It’s a completely charming film about King George V1 who never thought he’d be king, but whose brother, the intended king, gave up the throne to marry the love of his life, Mrs. Wallace Simpson. The problem for this shy and frail man was not only that he hadn’t been groomed to be king, (when he found out that his brother was abdicating and thus he would become king, he reportedly wept like a small child) but also that he had a pronounced stammer. And the king needs to speak to his people. And a pronounced stammer makes that almost impossible. Therefore, George and his wife, Elizabeth, decided to seek out a speech therapist, and this is what the film is about – teaching the king to speak like a king. The stars are wondrous …the incredible Colin Firth - - I’ve been totally in love with him since he was the proud but magnificent Mr. Darcy -- and Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth, the woman who would go on to be one of the most beloved royals in history and the incredible Geoffrey Rush as the therapist who gives the king his voice. When you consider that George was one of our strongest allies in WW2 and that his voice would be one of the most prominent voices to help the British people get through those horrible days, this is a movie you simply must see. It will, I promise you, charm your socks off!!! 

     We are also holding The Black Swan, a shivery, creepy, well done study of madness at the ballet, The Green Hornet, fun for kids and adults alike –silly 3D kind of stuff—and The Dilemma which, although I haven’t seen it, is light comedic fare. All that said, though, my money is on The King’s Speech for one good time!
     Okay, now on to the Academy Awards. They are always so weird in my book. I know, I know. If you love movies you’re supposed to love the Oscars, but I hate award shows. Everyone sits around so puffed up with their own importance and for the most part, they shouldn’t. And this year I have to say that the take for movie theaters all over the country is down by 25% because the movies have been soooo bad! So Hollywood shouldn’t be having a party, it should be throwing a wake! (Just in case you haven’t thought of that, compare the movies we had last Christmas with the stuff foisted on us this Christmas. Last year we had the incredible “It’s Complicated” which was one of the most fun women’s flicks in a long, long time!)
     So, you probably haven’t asked, which movie do I think should get Best Picture? Okay, I think I can’t decide. How’s that for a cop-out? Okay, here are my final three, however, since I don’t give a hang about a movie about Facebook (yawn) and I don’t think an animated film should be competing for Best and I liked Inception but weird doesn’t do it for me for Best, so if any of the following three were to make it I’d be happy. (And probably The King’s Speech should be number four, but I haven’t seen it yet, so I’m not sure about that.)
     First would be Winter’s Bone.  That was the most realistic, sad, horrific movie about poverty and addiction and abandoned children that I think I’ve ever seen. It was perfect, although so depressing you wanted to go out and eat nails. Still, the performances were right on as was the script and the acting.
     Second, I’d have to say True Grit could take home Oscar baby and I’d be cheering until I was hoarse. I thought it was perfect, and therefore, I have nothing else to say about it.
     Third, and I have to admit, my favorite, is The Kids Are Alright, the magnificent story of a real life flesh and blood family with a Mommy and another Mommy and two great teens and…well…one terrific family. And if Annette Benning doesn’t get the Oscar she deserves for her incredible performance I swear I’ll never watch another Oscar show again. Oh, wait. I don’t watch them now. Hmmmmm.
     See you at the Dietrich.

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"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 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 February 2, 2011
When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at the age of 19, I wonder if she thought her novel, which was published in 1818, would still be relevant to readers today. After all, Shelley’s idea for the book was the result of a ghost story contest between Mary, her husband Percy Shelley, the poet Lord Byron, and Dr. John Polidori. On Wednessday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m., we will hold our first of four Wyoming County Reads discussions on Shelley’s enduring masterpiece at the Tunkhannock Public Library. And boy is there a lot to talk about! We will be tackling topics such as the balance between nature and technology, psychological insights, the plot, characters, setting, conflict and so much more. Bill Chapla and Dr. Marnie Heister will be facilitating these discussions. Admission is free to these Wednesday night discussions and refreshments will be provided. 
If you are not able to make it to the Tunkhannock Public Library for discussions, we will also be hosting similar talks at the Mehoopany Library on Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and the Nicholson United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Our Wyoming County Reads project will culminate with live performances of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the Dietrich Theater in March. We were very excited to learn that several book clubs are reading Frankenstein along with us and are making plans to see the show. Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Jenkins, Shelley’s classic novel will come to life at the Dietrich for a 5-day run on March 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. For a listing of show times, visit our website <>. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 570-996-1500.
Jennifer, our Director of Theatre Arts, has already cast this community-based production and has also found many volunteer crew members to help out behind the scenes. We are delighted with the great response of actors and crew members to this project, and are looking forward to rehearsals, which begin next week. 
The Dietrich also has an interesting variety of class offerings for adults this month. Steve Colley will be teaching Pottery & Sculpture classes on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. where students will learn to work on potter’s wheels and learn sculpting techniques.
In Jane Jone’s jewelry making workshop, she will teach adults and students ages 16 and up the fun and easy technique of Russian Spiral bead weaving. This one-night class will be held on Tuesday, February 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and each student will leave with a completed bracelet. Admission is $60, including supplies. Beginner and advanced students are welcome. 
Another jewelry making class that is coming up is Esther Harmatz’s Easy Beads! Create in Clay! workshop on Monday, February 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In this course, students will learn to create handmade polymer clay beads. Esther will show participants how 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 out of their original beads. No experience is required. Admission is $45. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.