Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events!

Classical Guitar's Greatest Hits!
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m.
For all ages
Presented by: Classical guitarist, Jay Steveskey
Admission: $10 each, Students attend free
Jay Steveskey, will present a program of some of classical guitar's most beloved masterpieces. Jay is very excited to be sharing the music that inspired him to begin his lifelong journey with the classical guitar. Arrangements by the great Spanish master, Andres Segovia, the Spanish Romanticism of Isaac Fernando Sor, Argentine Tango Nuevo of Astor Piazzolla and more! Please join us to celebrate inspiration and beautiful music on the classical guitar this spring at the Dietrich.

Dietrich Theater Radio Players Performance
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
The Dietrich Theater Radio Players are back by popular demand. Come out and see their live performance of favorite radio plays. Enjoy the "theater of the mind!" Tickets are available at the door while they last or can be reserved at 570-996-1500.

Tango: Movie and Lesson
At the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, May 27. Movie starts at 1 p.m., followed by dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall
Presented by: The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango Connection
Admission: $10, includes movie and lesson
Argentine tango is known for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango Connection invite the public to see the movie Tango and try the dance. The movie Tango, which is beautifully filmed in Buenos Aires, home of the Argentine Tango, is about a movie director and the men and women whose lives revolve around tango. After the film, Jill and Gehred Wetzel will teach an introductory tango lesson at Father Nallin Hall. No experience required. Call 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So. I am writing this on May Day. Now, you have to be of a “certain age” to have this in your memory banks, but I remember May Day being very exciting because back in those days (The fifties???? Wow! Can you believe it???) May Day was a special day wherein little girls (I was probably ten or so) got dressed up in something pretty, put flowers in their hair and walked around a May pole all fancied up with multicolored crepe paper streamers. I think there was music but since my school was too small to have a band (Pocono Twp. School, incorporating kindergarten through twelfth and having a graduating class average of fifteen to twenty) said music might have been in my memory and not in fact. I remember, on that fine day in the Poconos, taking my crepe paper streamer and slowly walking around the pole with the other little girls, carefully watching my step (oh, the horror of tripping and falling!), and looking up at the bleachers and seeing my great-aunt Martha and my mother (papa had to work, of course, so couldn’t be there for the big day) and they waved and smiled and,…well…I remember that brief moment in time over half a century later.
     Don’t you wonder why some memories stick and others fly away like a puff of smoke on a windy day? That certain look, that angle of sunlight in the trees, the delicious smell of roasting chicken on a Sunday lost in time. I can vividly remember giving my dog and my dolly a bath in the big galvanized tub my father would fill up on hot summer days before he went to work so that I could “swim.”   I see the sun glinting off the waves of the pond down the field from our house (we called it a lake, but, trust me, it was barely an enlarged puddle) and I see my aunt, in her forties, cutting brush and mowing and trimming trees and acting generally scandalous in her hot pursuit of manly chores.
     I mourn for the memories that have been lost along the way, although I suppose they would just crowd each other out in a cacophony of noise and shifting light. Still, how lovely to be able to recall a certain day, a certain time and remember the minutes that made up our lives back then. But maybe that’s why our memories of childhood are so meaningful to us – because they are so scattered, so random, so joyous, and the feelings they evoke are gentle and filled with sweetness.
     So for awhile today, this old lady was thinking about the young girl who marched around the maypole and looked out at the clear blue sky and waved at ghosts and they waved back and it was  fine, seeing them again, waving, smiling and knowing they’d be there every time I needed to see them. My very own ghosts, friendly, loving, and much missed. And I couldn’t help but wonder if that little girl would like this old lady, if she would even know her, if their dreams and their lives would mesh in any sort of coherent way. It’s an interesting thought, isn’t it? Would our child selves know us or would they stare at us, wide eyed and curious, wondering what strange creatures stood there in front of them, unknown and unknowable. Sigh.
     Okay, enough with the memory stuff and on with the movies! We are opening what looks to be one of the biggest films of the summer - - The Avengers! Huge, great fun, 96% on Rotten Tomatoes – excellent in every way and guaranteed to give you a riot of laughs every minute it’s on the screen. Adventure, laughs, a screenplay that goes a mile a minute – what more could you ask from a summer blockbuster? And just about every start that matters is in it – including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. Now you know that if Robert Downey Jr. is the star, you’re gonna have a good time!!!
     See you at the Dietrich. 

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Marvel's The Avengers in 3D
May 4, 2012 -
May 24, 2012

The PIRATES! Band of Misfits!
April 27, 2012 -
May 10, 2012

The Five Year Engagement
April 27, 2012 -
May 10, 2012

The Lucky One
April 20, 2012 -
May 10, 2012

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Dark Shadows
May 11, 2012 -
May 31, 2012

May 18, 2012 -
June 7, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Free Children's Movie
May 5, 2012

Classical Guitar's Greatest Hits
May 6, 2012

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 22, 2012

Tango - Movie & Lesson
May 27, 2012

Living Willow Structures
June 20, 2012

The Gifts of Wali Dad
June 22, 2012 - June 23, 2012

Poe in the Park: Much of Madness
June 23, 2012

Everhart Museum Bus Trip
July 14, 2012

Celebrate Summer at the River
July 28, 2012

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 11
August 12, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Acting Camp for Kids 1
July 16, 2012 - July 20, 2012

Acting Camp for Kids 2
July 30, 2012 - August 3, 2012

Crazy Commercials
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance! - ages 2 & 3
June 4, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance! ages 4 to 6
July 2, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance!, ages 7 to 9
July 2, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Digital Arts Camp
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Food & Culture Around the World
July 9, 2012 - August 6, 2012

It IS Easy Being Green
July 30, 2012 - August 3, 2012

Jammin' in a Jugband, ages 6 to 12
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Knights, Princesses & Dragons
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Mask Making, ages 5 - 8
May 2, 2012 - May 23, 2012

Mask Making, ages 9 - 12
May 3, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Mount Olympic! Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
July 16, 2012 - July 20, 2012

Pottery & Sculpture Camp
July 9, 2012 - July 13, 2012

Quilting for Kids - Spring
April 4, 2012 - June 13, 2012

Quilting for Kids - Summer
June 20, 2012 - July 25, 2012

Trash to Treasures Camp
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Young at Art: Mask Making for Preschoolers
May 3, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Pottery for Beginners
April 4, 2012 - September 5, 2012

Introduction to the Game of Go
June 11, 2012 - July 2, 2012

Jammin' in a Jugband, 13 and up
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Open Studio & Portfolio Prep
April 3, 2012 - August 28, 2012

Quilting for Everyone - Spring
April 4, 2012 - June 13, 2012

Quilting for Everyone - Summer
June 20, 2012 - July 25, 2012

Decorative Painting
April 11, 2012 - August 29, 2012

Design a Painted Silk Scarf
May 7, 2012

Easy Beads: Create in Clay!
August 13, 2012

Golden Days of Radio Players
April 3, 2012 - May 22, 2012

Introduction to Stained Glass
June 18, 2012

Kundalini Yoga
April 14, 2012 - May 19, 2012

Photography for Beginners
May 7, 2012 - June 4, 2012

Writers' Group
April 5, 2012 - August 30, 2012

Yoga for You
April 11, 2012 - September 26, 2012

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Bravo to the Dietrich Children’s Theater for another grand production. This past weekend they wowed us as they brought the Japanese folk tale "The Mouse’s Marriage" to the Dietrich stage. I loved it when the cast interacted with the audience and had them learn Japanese words. We would like to thank director Jennifer Jenkins and the cast - Laurel Radzieski, Bryan Thompson, Doreen Tillman and Rich Ryczak for all of their hard work and energy. Rich also did an amazing job of adapting this story for the stage. We would like to thank the Pennsylvania Humanities Council for sponsoring this production. Our next production will be held on Founders’ Day weekend and the Dietrich Children’s Theatre will present "The Gifts of Wali Dad". 
A few days prior to the production, the Tunkhannock Public Library hosted a story time called "Tales from Japan" in conjunction with our production of "The Mouse’s Marriage" with Fiona Powell." Fiona spun stories about two Japanese frogs, a young Japanese artist who drew cats and shared the story of I Am Tama, Lucky Cat by Wendy Henrichs. There is nothing quite like listening to a story told to you by an acclaimed storyteller. 
This weekend the Dietrich will host another event for children and families. On Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. the Dietrich will present the annual free movie showing of The Jungle Book. All are invited to enjoy this family classic. Admission will be free! Popcorn will be free! And soda will be free! You can’t beat that. Am I right? This special showing is presented in loving memory of "Jeeterbug" from the Kintner family. Tickets can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500 or will be available at the door while they last.
The following day, Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m., classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will be back to treat us to a concert of Classical Guitar’s Greatest Hits! I can’t wait. We will experience music by the great Spanish master, Andres Segovia, the Spanish Romanticism of Isaac Fernando Sor, Argentine Tango Nuevo of Astor Piazzolla and more! Many of these pieces inspired Jay as he began his lifelong journey with classical guitar and he is excited to be sharing them with us. Tickets are $10 each and students may attend for free. Join us to celebrate inspiration and beautiful music on the classical guitar. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
An exciting class that is coming up just around the corner is Photography for Beginners. Instructor Kenny Ganz, Steamtown National Historic Site Photographer, will teach students photography basics, as they get practical shooting experience. Students will also gain knowledge on composition. Classes will be held on Mondays, May 7, 14, 21, June 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Admission is $75. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to register.