Dietrich Theater
Coming to the Dietrich

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.
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the Southwest - 3 Free Shows
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
A play performed by the Dietrich Children’s Theatre
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Hitch a ride out west with us as a coyote learns to fly! Coyote has a nose for trouble, and a zest for greatness. A group of singing, dancing crows decides to have some fun, convincing him he can soar through the sky with them. But what happens when Coyote changes from grateful to boastful? Find out when the crows decide to teach him a lesson. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
Shakespeare in the Park - Hamlet
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Gamut Theatre Group
Admission: Free
At Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park
Experience Shakespeare in Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park with Gamut Theatre Group’s version of Hamlet. This 80-minute version of the original text of Shakespeare tells the story of Hamlet, a prince distraught by the hasty marriage of his Uncle Claudius to his newly widowed mother. The ghost of Hamlet’s father visits his son, reveals that he was murdered by Claudius and entreats Hamlet to set things right. Shaken, Hamlet devises a complete plan to prove Claudius’s guilt but the choices he makes result in multiple tragedies. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 
Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective Show
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater
Advance Tickets $40 each; $45 at the door if available.
Call 570-996-1500 for reservations.
Proceeds benefit the Dietrich Theater
Enthusiasm is growing in anticipation of “Bridal Bliss”, a retrospective bridal show that will include gowns from the 1920’s to the present day. This fundraiser will showcase the historical evolution of bridal attire featuring local models and gowns from Wyoming and nearby counties. Unique to this presentation are personal wedding anecdotes that add distinct charm. In addition, popular music and floral arrangements from each decade will be interwoven into the show. Kathy Chorba’s “Queen Victoria’s Court” has been invited to enhance the finale with its lovely Victorian wedding garments. It will be a delightful afternoon of entertainment commemorating the emotion and happiness connected with one of the most important days in a couple’s life. A dessert reception will follow the show. Desserts will be provided by Atlantic Fish & Fabulous Foods, Sweet Sensations, and Chocolates by Leopold, Dee Dee’s Delights, Thomas’ Market and Ah! Some Chocolates.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So, today I feel as if I’m finally on the road to recovery! For real! I’m so excited! And to prove this statement, I did two great things today. First (and guys, don’t even bother to read further because you won’t get this at all) I colored my hair! Usually I go to my wonderful hairdresser, Christine, but I can’t really sit that long right now, nor can I lie back in a chair the way you must to be shampooed. So I went to the drugstore yesterday and bought a box of color and this morning I lathered it on. Okay, so it’s probably not the best color and I’m missing my blonde streaks, but it’s still color, the gray is gone and it made me feel soooo much better! And after that (this doesn’t count as the second big deal for the day, but it counts for something) I put on some lipstick! Whoa! Can you tell I’m putting on my war paint and getting ready to rumble???? 

     And then the second thing I did was that I walked down to my lower field to feed Miss Lilly (as my hubby dubbed the tiny white tiger with the delicate white boots) and her pals. Only saw Miss Lilly who comes out at the sound of my husband’s Kawasaki Mule (I walked, he drove) but she was enough to lift my spirits. She’s tiny and delicate and although she won’t let us pet her, she comes right up to us and dances about while we put out her food. Today I’d made her fave thing to go along with her Cat Chow – I’d boiled up some chicken broth and a bit of chicken. Then on the way back we scared out a beautiful doe who’d been lunching in the meadow, and I got to stop and look at the fields rising up around me, lush and green, I got to listen to the redwings fussing around the cattails, and I got to just breathe in the beauty that is South Auburn and be so grateful that I was home and on the mend. What a totally, completely wonderful day!
     So, now, you may ask, what about the movies? Anything good for the holiday weekend??? Now, really, would we let you down? Would we not have something for everyone this holiday? (Erica has done a simply smashing job of booking movies in my absence so they are especially wonderful!) Our new film is the totally raunchy and hysterically funny Hangover 2. Okay, right off I admit, the Hangover movies are not in the best taste nor should they be shown to a group of boy scouts as behavior they might want to aim for. But let’s face it. Not everything is about setting a good example. (Okay, okay. There’s an argument to be made that perhaps it should be, but we are all human, remember, so the pathway is seldom straight or narrow.) And every once in a while we need a good laugh – I mean a really, really good laugh and the hijinx of the fellas from the Hangover are just what the doctor ordered. We see so much tragedy on television, there is such a world of pain around us, that sometimes we just need to buy a ticket to something so silly, so impossible, so outside the realm of possiblility, that we just get to laugh and laugh and feel good even if it’s only for a little while. But remember, sometimes money CAN buy you happiness. Honest. And if you don’t believe that, take your money and buy a ticket to see Hangover 2. I rest my case!
     For you history buffs we have, I think for one week only, The Conspirator, about the only woman arrested as part of the plot to assassinate Lincoln. Directed by Robert Redford, it takes you right into the heart of evil that left one of our greatest President’s dead and steered the country on a path that took over a century to recover from. The actors are brilliant, the direction flawless, the story totally absorbing. So, in-between thunderstorms on this holiday weekend, come to the movies. This is one of those films that you’ll feel about 50 IQ points higher after you’ve seen. Now, that’s worth the price of admission, don’t you think? And don’t forget, we still have the incredible Johnny Depp as Cap’n Jack and we still have those baaaad Bridesmaids to tickle the funny bone of the ladies.
     And remember, going to the Dietrich saves you a ton of gas money. Now, really, wouldn’t you rather spend that money on popcorn???? (Oh, you know you would.)
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
May 20, 2011 -
June 9, 2011

May 13, 2011 -
June 2, 2011

The Hangover Part II
May 26, 2011 -
June 16, 2011

The Conspirator
May 27, 2011 -
June 2, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

X-Men First Class
June 3, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins
June 17, 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 Native American Trickster Tale
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

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: 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

The Dietrich’s special exhibit committee has done it again! The theater’s Earnshaw Gallery is just a sight to behold. During June and July, "Bridal Treasures" will be featured in our display cases. Visitors will be able to experience bridal wear and traditions from the 1880’s to the present day including gowns, photos, wedding gifts from various eras and other wedding memorabilia.
We would like to thank the Wyoming County Historical Society and all of the community members who loaned items for the exhibit. For instance, Carol Sherwood loaned a two-piece silk brocade wedding gown worn in 1893 by her grandmother, Elizabeth Stetter Carson of Scranton, PA. It is exquisite. 
Gail James allowed us to exhibit a beautiful brown wedding dress that Ada May Jennings wore when she married Robert Burns Smales on December of 1889. The Reverend C.H. Sackett married them in Meshoppen at the home of James Jennings.
We also have on display a bridal gown worn by Lady Suzanne Wilkins in 1929. She married George Hubert Wilkins of Australia, a "Nautilus" explorer of the Polar Ice Caps. You just have to visit the Dietrich to learn more about their fascinating story. 
The Dietrich’s Earnshaw Gallery can be visited during scheduled movie times or by appointment. We are grateful to Mark Mitchell, Jessie Reppy Keker and Margie Young for installing this exhibit, which is so rich in beauty and local history. 
In addition to the exhibit "Bridal Treasures", the Dietrich will be celebrating bridal fashions and history on Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. with the one of our biggest events of the season "Bridal Bliss: A Runway Retrospective Show". During this show we be able to view the historical evolution of bridal attire featuring local models and gowns from Wyoming and nearby counties. Unique to this presentation will be personal anecdotes, and popular music and floral arrangements from each decade. Kathy Chorba’s "Queen Victoria’s Court" will enhance the show with its lovely Victorian wedding garments. A dessert reception will cap off the afternoon with scrumptious delights provided by Sweet Sensations, Chocolates by Leopold, Dee Dee’s Delights, Atlantic Fish and Fabulous Foods, Thomas’ Market and Ah! Some Chocolates. Tickets to "Bridal Bliss" are $40 each and all proceeds support cultural programming at the Dietrich. Call 570-996-1500 for tickets.