Dietrich Theater
Midnight Show - The Hangover 2
Doors open at 11 pm on Wednesday, May 25.  Movie begins at 12:05 a.m.  Tickets are available at  Don't miss the guys' adventures in Thailand.

Upcoming Events at the Dietrich!

Grand Canyon of PA Bus Trip
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Thursday, June 2. Leave the Dietrich at 7:45 a.m. and return at about 7:00 p.m.
Guided by: Jane Frye, naturalist.
Admission: $100
Take in the sights of the Little Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and Wellsboro on this scenic bus trip. With guide Jane Frye, we will walk to "Barbour Rock" in Colton Point State Park for views of the canyon from the west rim (1.5 miles of easy walking), enjoy a box lunch and take a narrated, covered wagon ride through the canyon. Then we will visit "Leonard Harrison State Park" overlook for expansive views of the canyon from the east rim. Before we leave Wellsboro, we will visit the "Wynkin, Blynkin & Nod Fountain" and have free time to wander around the town of Wellsboro. Space is limited. Call 570-996-1500 to register.
Songs & Games for Tots
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturdays, June 18 and July 16 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Bill Frye
Admission: Free
Enjoy a morning of songs and games with Bill Frye and his supercharged guitar. Children and adults will share smiles and sing and dance together to familiar, popular songs Bill plays with his trademark zest. A fast-paced musical experience.
Call 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay. So it’s this sort of thing that reminds me that it’s not always the best idea to have an overactive imagination heavily weighted by the movies. In 1958, when I was all of fifteen, I Want To Live, starring Susan Hayward, splashed across the movie screens of America. I have no idea how I got to see it since my mother was very mindful of what Jennie or I saw, but see it I did, and I never forgot one second of it. Especially not the last scene, where Hayward is walking down that grisly corridor, taken into the gray, bleak death chamber and strapped in. "Count to ten and take a deep breath. It’ll go easier on you," the guard whispers in her ear. "How would you know?" She snaps. And then the cylinders drop and she beings to struggle and then…then…well, you know. She’s dead. Very heavy indeed.
So, for reasons of efficiency and cost cutting (I assume) one walks to the operating room in CMC. Down a long grayish corridor. Into a small room with a small narrow bed and instruments of mass cutting on a table . "Lie down here, little girl, heh heh, and be sure to take big breaths…it will go easier on you…" the tech said. (Of course, that’s not what he REALLY said, but that was what my addled brain heard.) In reality he said, "Are you warm enough? I can tell you’re a little nervous. It’s gonna be okay." But what I heard was "We need to strap you down here." "Ohhhh nooooo!" my internal voices shouted. "I want to live!! Aaaaarrrrgggghhhhh!"
If my mother were still alive you know what she’s say? She’d say, "Hildegarde… (that’s what she always called me when she was irritated) why did you see that move? I never would have given my permission for such a young, impressionable girl to see such a graphic film. And now, look what’s come of it. You made it all far worse than it had to be." To which I would reply, "Yeah, Mamma. You’re right." Sigh.
So my recovery has been pretty standard for the most part. A little complication with tubes that were removed and then had to go back, but these things are to be expected. Tubes were finally out yesterday and I therefore have much more freedom of motion. I expect to be back in some sort of action by next week, so cross your fingers for me. The great news was that the pathology report was as good as it gets. No cancer spread. Non-aggressive tumor. Tumor so small that it was considered a "less than stage one" tumor. So, really, I am blessed and lucky and soon will be ready to resume my life one more time! 
Although parts of it will be hard. My sister has taken such good care of me that it’s tempting to play sick and just stay here forever. She has, God love her, waited on me hand and foot with endless patience and infinite kindness. In so many ways we are all that’s left of the family we grew up in. There are a few cousins but we seldom see them. So the language we speak, the memories we have, are rich with the characters that peopled our early years. We speak in a sort of sister-code and know in a few words exactly what the other is thinking or referring to. We see each other as the "mature" women we have become, but always, locked in the soft cushion of memories, are the children we were. She was my kid sister, trailing behind me, a source of annoyance to my grown-up seventeen year old self. "But why do I have to take her with me, Mamma?" I’d wail. "Because she’s your sister and it’s your job to look after her." Oh my. And here we are, all those years later, and the kid sister is taking care of me, with so much love it sometimes makes my heart burst. How do you ever repay such a grand gift?
You take care, dear readers. It’s been so fine "talking" to you again. I’ve missed you all.
See you at the Dietrich.
PS – Didn’t Jennifer Jenkins do an incredible job filling in for me? She’s so brilliant and so talented. I just loved her columns! Thank you, Jennifer, a million times!!!!!

Now Showing
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
May 20, 2011 -
May 26, 2011

May 13, 2011 -
May 26, 2011

African Cats
May 20, 2011 -
May 26, 2011

May 7, 2010 -
May 25, 2011

Coming Soon
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The Hangover Part II
May 26, 2011 -
May 26, 2011

The Conspirator
May 27, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Bridal Bliss
June 26, 2011

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Bus Trip
June 2, 2011

Songs & Games for Tots
June 18, 2011 - July 16, 2011

Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the Southwest
June 25, 2011 - June 25, 2011

Shakespeare in the Park
June 25, 2011

Bridal Bliss Exhibit
June 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011

Everhart Museum Bus Trip
July 9, 2011

Celebrate Our River Day
July 23, 2011

Life on the Susquehanna River Exhibit
August 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011

Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 10
August 24, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

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

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

Acting Camp for Kids
June 20, 2011 - July 29, 2011

All About Pottery & Sculpture Camp
July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

Chinese Dragon, ages 6 to 8
July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

Crazy Commercials
June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

Dance! Dance! Dance!
June 27, 2011 - June 28, 2011

Digital Arts Camp
June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

Dino-Mite: Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
June 27, 2011 - July 1, 2011

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mask Making Camp
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mixed Media - Spring Series
April 7, 2011 - May 27, 2011

Mixed Media Camp
July 11, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Move It! Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

Quilting for Kids
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Shadow Mask Theatre
July 25, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Swing from the Tree Tops Camp
August 1, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Things in the Sky
July 6, 2011 - July 27, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Jammin' in a Jugband, ages 13 to adult
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing & Pottery
April 12, 2011 - August 23, 2011

Decorative Painting
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
June 13, 2011

Jewelry Making: Easy Attachments
May 23, 2011

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 11, 2011 - July 25, 2011

Knit a Mobius Scarf
July 14, 2011 - July 28, 2011

Photography for Beginners
May 2, 2011 - June 20, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture
April 4, 2011 - September 12, 2011

Spanish for Beginners
May 4, 2011 - June 8, 2011

Writers' Group
April 14, 2011 - August 25, 2011

Yoga for You
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Bravo to the Dietrich Theater Radio Players! They once again did a splendid job of taking us back to those grand old days of radio theatre. The group kicked off their recent show with a production of "My Man Godfrey", a Lux Radio Theatre production, which originally aired on May 9, 1938. Boy it was a hoot! Talk about a drama with a comedic twist. This radio play was so popular that it eventually was turned into a film. 
The Radio Players second production of the evening was also spectacular. They performed an episode of the ever-popular My Friend Irma series. The Dietrich’s own Barbara Jones played Irma and Esther Harmatz played her friend Jane Stacy. In this episode, Jane recalls meeting Irma, and, of course, high jinx ensued. Their comedic timing was perfect, and I especially loved the sound effects. Bob Kulow is just the master of sound effects, and the group’s director, Valerie Paulus, always picks out the perfect plays for them to perform. 
If you weren’t able to see the Radio Players’ performance at the Dietrich, don’t worry; they will be taking their show on the road next weekend. Join them at Steamtown National Historic Site on Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m. for an episode of "My Friend Irma" and on Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m. for "My Man Godfrey". It will be worth the trip. 
Speaking of theatre, this summer the Dietrich will be offering acting opportunities for children. Michaela Moore of All About Theatre will be back to teach Acting Camp for Kids. In these camps, children learn all about the theatre arts through games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more. Her students have a ball creating characters and a play as they learn all about a play’s structure, an actor’s instruments and more. At the end of each camp, family and friends will be invited to attend a casual performance. I just love seeing her students’ creativity and confidence shine through at the final performance. It really is a testament to the impact that theatre arts has on children. Michaela will be offering two acting camps for students ages 7 to 12 years old and one camp for little ones ages 4 to 6 years old. Call us at 570-996-1500 or visit <> for details or to register.
If your child likes visual arts in addition to theatre arts, Amy Colley and Michaela Moore will be conducting three theatre and visual art camps at the Dietrich this summer. Amy and Michaela always create camps with fun and educational themes. In the first camp, children will have a dino-mite time as they explore dinosaurs. They will create their own costumes, art projects, and play about dinosaurs. Dinosaur camp will be held the week of June 27 to July1. 
Then from July 25 through July 29, six to twelve year olds will have the opportunity to take part in Move It! Theatre and Visual Arts Camp. In this camp, students will discover the world of moving their amazing bodies through sports, dance and games as they create groovin’ costumes, a play, and sports related props and art projects. 
Our final theatre and visual arts camp of the summer is called Swing from the Tree Tops! From August 1 to 5, children will be able to learn all about the wonderful world of rain forests and jungles and discover facts about the animals, plants and people that make their homes there. Students will create jungle characters, costumes, props and a set. At the end of the week, campers will perform an original play for family and friends. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information about these camps and other summer offerings at the Dietrich.