Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events

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:
-Frankenstein: 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

Well. We have some terrific movies for you this week! A brand new movie, just out, and two that have been around awhile but I thought you might want to see so we brought them in on a split screen for the week. But I think I’ll start with the new one, because it stars Adam Sandler who is, in my estimation, one of the sweetest men on the screen today.
     Just Go With It is the story of a man with big (albeit impossible) dreams as far as the woman of his dreams goes.  He falls hard for a swimsuit model and believes his life can’t be happy without her. But, since she barely knows he exists, he asks his friend (played by Jennifer Anniston) and her two kids to help him meet her and make an impression on her. And, of course, in all standard comedies of this type, Sandler can’t see the forest for the lovely woman standing in front of him and taking part in his life. These movies are soooo predictable, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun. As I said, Sandler projects such sweetness in all his film personas that he’s hard to resist and Anniston is a real pro and oftentimes underrated. It’s a perfect movie to take a break from this grueling winter. Come on down, have some popcorn and a couple of laughs. And when the movie is over you will have had a good time and be that many hours closer to spring! What’s not to celebrate????
     Second-run, and therefore for only one week, we have Country Strong for you, the movie that proved that not only can Gwynneth Paltrow act but she can sing like…well…a country singer should! It’s the old story of a successful singer whose success brings too much pressure and she succumbs to booze and whatever and her life is in the dumps until she meets another country singer (the incredibly fine Tim McGraw) who helps her get her life back in order so she can sing her heart out once again to adoring crowds. Sort of Walk The Line with a woman instead of Johnny Cash. You know, something like that. But if you love country music it’s the movie for you. I’m not much of a country music fan, but I want to see this one just because it looks so good!
     And then we have, also second-run and therefore only one week also, 127 Hours. This is an Academy Award nominated film (best pix and best actor) about the young fellow who goes hiking and falls into a crevice and can’t get loose. With no way to alert anyone to his circumstances, he realizes that the only way he can live is to cut off the trapped arm. Since this is a true story the thrills and chills are very real, and I have to tell you that people have fainted in movie houses all over the country as he begins the grim task of amputating his own arm. It’s a humdinger of a suspense story with plenty of thrills and chills along the way. Another one I’ve waited to see and can’t wait to.
      The King’s Speech is here for a final week. It’s a glorious film, and even if you think you don’t care about history, you will if you see this. This was England in WW2 when there was no certainty that America would join the war and that Britain would win. Imagine what a different world it would have been had Britain fallen to Nazi aggression. Everyone who has seen it has said they would see it again (many have) just because it is so fine.
      Still have Sanctum, a technically magnificent movie. If you’ve been waiting for a 3D movie for grown-ups, this is the one for you.
     Finally, let me say a big thanks to Bruce Arrowwood and his sidekick Tom for donating another cooking class to the Dietrich.  The money raised will help support our children’s programming. (My goodness, the local restaurants are soooo good to us!!!) Thank you, Bruce, a million times!!!!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Just Go With IT
February 11, 2011 -
February 17, 2011

February 4, 2011 -
February 17, 2011

February 4, 2011 -
February 17, 2011

February 11, 2011 -
February 17, 2011

February 11, 2011 -
February 17, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

"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

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

Jewelry Making: Create a Borissa Bracelet
February 15, 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

 What a week! This past Monday rehearsals for the Dietrich’s production of Frankenstein began. It was great to meet the entire cast and crew and listen to their first read through of the play. From the youngest actor Christopher Mirabelli who will be playing William to the more seasoned actors who were there, you could just feel their excitement about the project. I think that excitement is what makes community theatre so spectacular. Everyone involved is just so passionate about theatre that they are willing to spend hours and weeks of their free time preparing for a show that is truly a gift to the community.
During the read through, I was also impressed with the extraordinary job that Jennifer Jenkins did of adapting Mary Shelley’s classic novel for the stage. She stayed very true to the book. The characters are complex and I think the audience will leave with a lot to think about. Frankenstein will come to life on the Dietrich stage for a five-day run on March 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Tickets are $10 each. Visit <> or call the theater at 570-996-1500 for show time information. Tickets can be purchased at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or by calling us at 570-996-1500. You do not want to miss this community-based theatre production! 
In addition to rehearsals, we kicked off our Wyoming County Reads discussion series of Frankenstein this week. Over thirty people came out to share their views on Shelley’s enduring novel. We discussed characters, setting, plot, Mary Shelley’s background, and we even watched a clip of Boris Karloff’s Bride of Frankenstein. A highlight of the evening for me was when our discussion leader Bill Chapla showed us photos from his youth where he is dressed up as Frankenstein’s creature for Halloween. He also shared with us how enduring that character is even today. 
Dr. Marnie Heister of Misericordia University will help us explore psychological insights from the novel next Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library. We hope to see you there. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. I’m sure we will be getting into topics such as "nature vs. nurture", etc. 
Speaking of nature, Rick Koval will be back at the Dietrich this Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m. Come out for his presentation on Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeast Pennsylvania. Nature lovers of all ages will learn more about 44 species of frogs, turtles, salamanders, lizards and snakes that live in our own backyard. He will also talk about rarities such as the endangered northern cricket frog, timber rattlesnakes, eastern worm snakes and hellbenders. After Rick’s talk, the audience will be able to meet a few live reptiles and amphibians. And did I mention that admission is free? That’s right! We would like to thank the Overlook Estate Foundation for sponsoring this event.
Oh, one last thing…If you haven’t seen The King’s Speech, put it on your to-do list. It is absolutely the best movie I have seen in probably a year. In fact I will probably see it again, and I know a few people who already have. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter were all brilliant in their roles as King George VI, speech therapist Lionel Logue, and Queen Elizabeth, respectively. I can see why this film has garnered 12 Oscar nominations. The King’s Speech is cinema at its best, so check it out!