Dietrich Theater

Upcoming Events!

My Journey into Quilting
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.
For all ages
Presented by: Joyce Hughes                     
Admission: $5
Come and meet Joyce Hughes, a self-taught fiber artist and quilt designer and Pennsylvania State juried fiber artist. She will tell her personal story of her journey into quilting, which she describes as accidental, but a blessing. She will speak of the benefits of being open minded and free as well as talk about her inspirations. She is currently a finalist in McCall's quilt design contest. Her handbags and other designs will be for sale before and after her presentation. Tickets can be reserved at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or by calling 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Fundraiser on October 6th - Airing of the Quilts!
Come out and support the Dietrich with your purchase of an artist-painted pumpkin, scarecrow or pumpkin baked goods!  All proceeds will be used to underwrite cultural and educational programming at the Dietrich Theater.  Don't miss it!

Camouflage & Mimicry: What You See Isn't What You See
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m.
For all ages
Presented by: Rick Koval, naturalist                   
Admission: Free
Learn about the fascinating techniques and adaptations animals use to avoid detection. Naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality, Rick Koval, will present an entertaining PowerPoint program called Camouflage and Mimicry: What You See Isn't What You See. Rick's Program will be informative, inquisitive and audience interactive. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while supplies last.

Contemporary American Classical Guitar Music
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Jay Steveskey                    
Admission: $10
It's exciting times in the here and now of classical guitar music in America today! Classical guitarist, Jay Steveskey, performs the music from America's finest guitar composers spanning the entire country. Including the smooth contemporary sounds of Andrew York from California, the jazz influences of Frederic Hand from NYC and Ralph Towner from the group, Oregon, the modernism of Andrew Zohn from the Southeast, Bryan Johanson from the Northwest and the unique musical languages of Owen Middleton and Brian Head. All American originals! Come experience everything from modern variations on Appalachian folk tunes to blues and jazz inspirations to the contemporary classical sounds of the 21st century in America - all at the Dietrich Theater this fall. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for reservations or pick up tickets at the ticket booth. 

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Oh my goodness! The festival films are just totally wonderful!!!! Really, I have enjoyed all the films and even if I didn’t like them, they gave me something to think about. And actually there has been only one I didn’t like and no, I’m not going to tell you until next week what that was because I don’t want anyone to not go on my say so. How we like films is so individual. But let me tell you – the ones I’ve loved are simply spectacular!

     Let’s start with Intouchables. Oh, trust me – you just HAVE to see it! It’s the best buddy movie ever. You will laugh all the way through and in fact, there is a scene in that movie that is one of the funniest I have ever seen. And then there is the dance scene where Omar Sy dances and even we old ladies got a hot flash. Trust me on this - -it’s one of the most fun movies ever. Followed by Hysteria, the true story (pretty much) of how Dr. Mortimer Granville invented the vibrator. Uh, yes. That vibrator. The year is 1890 and, according to one of the leading psychiatrists in London, half the female population suffers from “hysteria.” And Dr. Granville finds a way to cure that. It’s ribald and funny and also has a message about how women’r rights were hard won, for in that decade and for many following, a woman who believed in the right of the fairer sex to vote, or who stood up against the mores of the time, could find herself moved to an insane asylum having a hysterectomy and a lobotomy to boot! So believe me, a vibrator was a waaaay better way to cure hysteria! (Best deal: get a bunch of your gal pals, have some wine, and come to see this movie. It’s a total hoot!!!)
     Robot and Frank is great fun – sweet and gentle with a little bit of a twist at the end. Of course, Frank Langella is always a pleasure to watch, and this movie is no exception. Add Susan Sarandon to the cast and it ‘s even better!   And Ronnie and I watched Headhunters this afternoon and oh, Lordy – it is one intense thriller. I read Jo Nesbro’s work and it’s pretty graphic in novel form and it’s pretty graphic on screen. Lots of gore and icky stuff, but a fast paced story that kept me guessing. I love thrillers, and for those that agree, this is a goodie. But not for the faint of tummy.
     Moonrise Kingdom was cute. Very stylized with a fantastic cast. Not totally my cup of tea, but the audiences loved it. And although I didn’t see it, Sarah said Wild Horse Wild Ride was really, really good and all the horses are saved and get great homes. (That’s very important to me if I’m watching an animal movie.)
     And finally, I saw Queen of Versailles. Whoa, dude. I have to tell you – I’ve thought about it a lot. It’s the American dream for those with no brain and no valid dreams. They are building a 90,000 square foot “dream house” replicating Versailles. That is, until their billion dollar time-share business goes belly-up in 2008. They are just simply the most awful people. Ick. It’s all about money to them. And as she says, “If I’d known I wouldn’t have nannies (she had to let most of them go) I wouldn’t have had so many kids.” Nice. But I have to say, I keep thinking about it – and wondering what kind of upbringing these people had? Boy, my Mamma would have straightened them out!
     Finally, huge big kudos to the talented decorative painting artists who have painted the pumpkins and helped with the scarecrows and all the other autumny things we are selling on Airing of the Quilts Day. Thank you, ladies, for all the work you do for the theater – the money you raise for us helps to support art classes for the children, and you know how important they are! Bless your artistic hearts! We are ever grateful!
     See you at the Dietrich!
P.S. – Come see these great festival flicks – you’ll just love ‘em!

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 21, 2012 -
October 4, 2012

September 28, 2012 -
October 11, 2012

Trouble with the Curve
September 21, 2012 -
October 4, 2012

September 24, 2012 -
October 4, 2012

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Airing of the Quilts Exhibit
October 2, 2012

My Journey Into Quilting!
October 6, 2012

Camouflage & Mimicry Presentation
October 13, 2012

Contemporary American Classical Guitar Music
October 14, 2012

Barbershop Vocal Clinic
October 20, 2012 - November 3, 2012

The End: Authorship, Nostalgia and the Beatles
October 21, 2012

Tales From Alaska
October 23, 2012

Balto: A True Story of the Bravest Dog in America
October 26, 2012 - October 27, 2012

Songs and Games for Tots
November 3, 2012

Northeastern Pennsylvania in American History
November 14, 2012

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 4, 2012

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
December 7, 2012 - December 8, 2012

Holiday Workshop
December 8, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life
December 18, 2012 - December 18, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 5 to 8
September 14, 2012 - October 5, 2012

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 9 to 12
September 13, 2012 - October 4, 2012

Food & Culture Around the World
October 15, 2012

Green Inventors, ages 5 to 8
October 11, 2012 - November 1, 2012

Green Inventors, ages 9 to 12
October 11, 2012 - November 1, 2012

Holiday Camp
December 27, 2012 - December 28, 2012

Mask Making, ages 5 - 8
November 9, 2012 - December 7, 2012

Mask Making, ages 9 to 12
November 8, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Movement & Storytelling for Preschoolers
September 26, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Out of the Box Quilting for Kids
October 2, 2012 - October 30, 2012

Preschool Green Inventors
October 11, 2012 - November 1, 2012

Preschool Mask Making
November 8, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Preschool Pottery & Sculpture
September 13, 2012 - October 4, 2012

Quilting for Kids
September 12, 2012 - December 12, 2012

Writing Your Hat Off:Creative Writing for Kids
October 2, 2012 - October 23, 2012

Holiday Candy Crafts
November 10, 2012

Quilting for Everyone
August 24, 2012 - December 12, 2012

Decorative Painting
August 21, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Design a Painted Silk Scarf
October 11, 2012

Gingerbread House Workshop
November 17, 2012

Golden Days of Radio Players
October 2, 2012 - December 4, 2012

Introduction to Creative Neckwear
October 17, 2012

Introduction to Sculpture
September 11, 2012 - November 27, 2012

Introduction to Stained Glass
October 22, 2012

Jewelry Making: Brick Stitch Earrings
October 10, 2012

Jewelry Making: Expressions in Fused Glass
October 29, 2012 - November 12, 2012

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Silver Clay
November 5, 2012

Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading
October 18, 2012 - November 15, 2012

Knit a Ruffled Scarf
November 20, 2012

Kundalini Yoga
September 8, 2012 - December 1, 2012

Locker Hooking for Beginners
October 25, 2012

October 8, 2012 - November 5, 2012

Painting From Life
September 10, 2012 - November 26, 2012

Tips and Tricks for Making Jewelry
November 26, 2012

Writers' Group
July 26, 2012 - December 13, 2012

Yoga for You
September 5, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich for Sept. 26, 2012
Last week at the Dietrich, over 150 audience members went on a journey back in time with a radio drama and music about the Lattimer Massacre of 1897, which occurred near Hazleton, PA.  I feel that both Van Wagner's song and Bill Bachman's radio piece truly captured this event, which pitted coal company owners, the sheriff of Luzerne County and striking miners against each over with deadly consequences. So much of what we learned about Lattimer is still relevant to our world today from miscarriages of justice to our treatment of immigrant laborers.  It was great to hear audience members share their families' coal mining histories during the discussion segment of the presentation.  We would like to thank the Pennsylvania Humanities Council for underwriting this event.

In addition to our region's rich coal mining history, this area also has a strong heritage in quilting.  Join us for Tunkhannock's 11th Annual Airing of the Quilts on Saturday, October 6.  I am telling you downtown Tunkhannock is a sight to behold draped in hundreds of colorful quilts.  On Airing of the Quilts day, you could just spend hours walking up and down Tioga Street viewing all of the quilted creations. At the Dietrich, we will be exhibiting Kent Ward's collection of scrap quilts.  They are absolutely gorgeous!  Plus we will be presenting a quilt lecture with fiber artist and quilt designer Joyce Hughes.  She will tell her personal story of her journey into quilting.  She will also speak about her quilting inspirations.  Joyce is currently a finalist in McCall's quilt design contest.  Tickets to the presentation will be $5 each and her handbags and other designs will be for sale before and after her presentation.  Tickets can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500 or they can be picked up at the door while they last. 

Coming up in October, the Dietrich Theater will be kicking off its new season of the Golden Days of Radio Players. This free class taught by Esther Harmatz and Hoyt Keiser will take you back to those thrilling days of radio.  If you have ever wondered how sound effects were made, or wondered how it feels to stand in front of a microphone and read the lines of a hero or a villain, then this class is for you.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays, October 2 through December 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   The class will culminate with a live performance for the public on December 4.   Sounds like fun.  Right?  For more information or to register, please contact us at 570-996-1500.

Another class that is just around the corner is Jewelry Making: Brick Stitch Earrings on Wednesday, October 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In this class, instructor Toni Hockman will teach students the brick stitch beading technique as they create beautiful pairs of earrings.  The brick stitch is easy to learn.  Once it is mastered, students can create a variety of uniquely shaped jewelry with this simple stitch.  No experience is required and admission is $45 including all materials. 

Oh, and be sure to join us for our second week of the Dietrich's Fall Film Festival.  We are featuring the finest of foreign, independent and art films out there.  So you don't want to miss it!