Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events

Stories From Around the World
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, January 19 at 11 a.m.
Snow date: Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m.
For all ages
Presented by: Master storyteller Fiona Powell
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Toni Hockman
Experience a morning of stories at the Dietrich Theater as acclaimed storyteller Fiona Powell sits at her spinning wheel and spins folk tales from around the world for us to enjoy. Wherever your ancestors are from, Fiona probably knows a tale from that land! Although Fiona specializes in tales from her native Wales, Scotland and England, over the years people have "gifted" her with stories from around the world. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for event details.
Open Mic Night
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, January 25 on 4th Friday in Tunkhannock; Open Mic at 7:15 p.m. Feature at 8:15 p.m.
Feature: Breaking Ground Poets
Admission: Free
Come prepared to get on stage or to be entertained. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Breaking Ground Poets, a Tunkhannock-based group of young people dedicated to self-expression, will perform after the open mic. Led by Katie Wisnosky, the one-year-old group is already known locally for its poetry slams, writing workshops and open mics. Open mic sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your slot early. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.
Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway
Bus will meet at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, January 27- Bus will depart from the Dietrich at 1:30 p.m. Concert at 3 p.m.
Presented by: Pianist Gary Boerckel and soprano Bernadette Boerckel
Admission and transportation: Free
Sponsored by: Apple Wagon Antique Mall and Sandy & Ron Vieczorek
Pianist Gary Boerckel, host of "Music to My Ears" on WVIA-FM, and soprano Bernadette Boerckel will perform rags from the 1890s to the 1990s, narrating the story of the rise and revival of one of America’s most enduring musical styles. Music by Scott Joplin, Zez Confrey, William Bolcom and excerpts from the musical Ragtime based on the E.L. Doctorow novel. Join us in the Sordoni High-Definition Theater Studio at WVIA for this delightful program, which will be recorded for later radio broadcast. A light reception will follow. Free transportation from the Dietrich Theater to WVIA’s Media Center will be provided. By reservation only. Please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So. I just came back from seeing Lincoln. You absolutely must see it if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s Steven Spielberg’s finest hour – his finest film ever and one of the most brilliant films I have ever seen. Even though it had gotten great reviews, I wasn’t too sure about it. I wasn’t sure how a director who specializes in action scenes was going to make a film about the passage of the thirteenth amendment, the one that put a permanent end to slavery, once and for all, forever and ever. Amen! But let me tell you, he has created a masterpiece. So good that now I have to go buy Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, the book the film was based on, so that I can read all the small details that a two hour movie of necessity skips over.
     I would say this is a movie you should bring your kids to, provided they are teenagers. It will give you so much to talk about, to discuss, for weeks and months to come. And it’s even possible that this film could inspire an idealistic young person to go into government service, a noble profession when done with the needs and aspirations of the people in mind, and not one’s own selfish motives.
     The movie shows Lincoln as perfectly willing to engage in rough and tumble politics, willing to horse trade and to stretch a truth now and again in order to reach his intended goal. And for him the abolition of slavery was something that was worth fighting for, however the battle must be fought. 
     It’s just a brilliant movie and I urge you to see it if you have not. I intend to see it again, because I think the second viewing of a fine film is so much more meaningful – you’re not so busy following the plotline. The second time you see all the subtleties, all the nuances of script and performance that you may have missed the first time around. But whether you see it once or twice, do see it. You know I don’t go on and on about a movie unless it’s truly superb, and this one I could go on and on about even more than I am. Okay, I’m done. (But really, really, really go see the movie! It’s soooo good!)
     We are opening Promised Land this weekend – looks to be interesting, especially here. About an area, not too different from ours, where the gas companies move in. It stars Matt Damon and is not particularly hostile to the gas companies, but rather tells a story about the power of the companies – and we already know that, so it’s not shocking. But Jeffrey said it’s a good movie and thought we might like it here, so I booked it. And I guess we’ll see how it goes.
     And now here we are at the beginning of the new year. So many possibilities, so many hopes and dreams. Like millions of other Americans, I am vowing to eat better, take off some weight, train the dog (sigh) and try to make a regular writing schedule, since that’s one of the things I’d sort of like to do. I’m in the mood to collect rejection slips from publishers (well…until I actually get one – what a buzzkill they are!!!) and also I want to strip walls of fifty (or more) year old wallpaper and paint the bedrooms. Hmmmm. That seems like more than enough, don’t you think? I thought that by actually saying all that out loud I might actually do one of them anyway. Heh heh.
Remember, we still have The Hobbit and Les Miserables, both totally superb films. Plus, I’ve asked (again!!!!) for Silver Linings Playbook and for Django Unchained – a wonderful revenge film from Quentin Tarantino and I thought some of our folks might like Guilt Trip for a week or so and I will bring in Zero Dark Thirty as soon as the companies will let us. So, we have many movies coming in that are worth your time. At the best little theater ever, in the best little town anywhere! So come spend some time with us. Your popcorn is waiting.
    Have a wonderful and happy and exceptionally fine New Year. See you at the Dietrich.
     P.S. – Every day now we get two minutes of light added. Cool, hmmmm?

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

THE HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey in 3D
December 14, 2012 -
January 10, 2013

Les Miserables
December 25, 2012 -
January 15, 2013

December 14, 2012 -
January 10, 2013

Promised Land
January 4, 2013 -
January 17, 2013

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Stories From Around the World
January 19, 2013

Open Mic Night - January 25
January 25, 2013

Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway
January 27, 2013

Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of PA
February 2, 2013

Wyoming County Reads - Ragtime
March 6, 2013 - March 6, 2013

February - Dance Films & Lessons
February 10, 2013 - February 24, 2013

Open Mic Night - February 22
February 22, 2013

Under the Big Top
February 23, 2013

Dietrich Theater Auditions
March 2, 2013 - March 3, 2013

The Power of Story
March 10, 2013

Open Mic Night - March 22
March 22, 2013

Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern PA
March 23, 2013

Spring 2013 Film Festival
April 5, 2013

Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes
April 11, 2013

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 17, 2013

Auntie Mame - Live Theatre!
April 24, 2013 - April 28, 2013

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

After School Theatre Arts
February 23, 2013

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 5- 8
February 8, 2013 - March 1, 2013

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 9 -12
February 6, 2013 - February 27, 2013

Creative Characters From Paper to Puppets
April 9, 2013 - May 7, 2013

Little People & Nature - Tuesdays
March 5, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Little People & Nature - Wednesdays
March 6, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Mixed Media ages 5 - 8 - January 2013
January 11, 2013 - February 1, 2013

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 8 - March 2013
March 8, 2013 - March 29, 2013

Mixed Media, ages 9-12 - January 2013
January 9, 2013 - January 16, 2013

Mixed Media, ages 9-12 - March 2013
March 6, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Movement & Storytelling for Preschoolers
February 6, 2013 - April 24, 2013

Preschool Mixed Media - January 2013
January 10, 2013 - January 31, 2013

Preschool Mixed Media
March 7, 2013

Preschool Pottery & Sculpture
February 7, 2013 - February 28, 2013

Quilting for Kids
January 9, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Writing Your Hat Off: Creative Writing for Kids
March 5, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Quilting for Everyone
January 9, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Decorative Painting
January 16, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Design a Painted Silk Scarf
March 18, 2013

Eating for Health
February 21, 2013 - March 14, 2013

Fused Glass Artistry
February 25, 2013 - March 4, 2013

Intro to Resin Molded Jewelry
March 11, 2013

Introduction to Felting
February 7, 2013 - February 21, 2013

Jewelry Making: Beaded Necklace & Bracelet
March 5, 2013

Kundalini Yoga
January 19, 2013 - May 18, 2013

Little Leather Luxuries
February 11, 2013

Locker Hooking for Beginners
February 7, 2013

Loom Beading Basics
January 28, 2013

February 5, 2013 - February 26, 2013

Open Studio for Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
January 8, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Recycled Glass Artwork
January 7, 2013 - March 25, 2013

Rev Up Your Immune System with Kundalini Yoga
January 15, 2013

Simply Yoga
January 2, 2013 - March 20, 2013

Writers' Group
December 13, 2012 - March 28, 2013

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich for January 2, 2013

The holidays are over and now it’s time to get back into the swing of things. If you are looking for a fun, educational activity for your children, the Dietrich will be kicking off its January series of art classes next week. Taught by artists-in-residence Amy and Steve Colley, students will explore a variety of art forms in Mixed Media classes. Children will work with clay as they learn to throw pots on potter’s wheels and create sculptures; they will also paint and draw and create 3-D collages out of recycled household items. Participants will also learn about famous artists and their works of art along the way. Mixed Media classes for children ages five to eight years old will be held on Fridays, January 11, 18, 25 and February 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and students ages nine to twelve will be able to take classes on Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes are $40 for four-class series, and all materials will be provided.

There will also be a Preschool Mixed Media class for young artists ages four and five years old in January. For many of these students, this will be their first experience in the arts. They will create their own masterpieces as they learn to work with paints, clay, and collage. Classes will be held on Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Preschool Mixed Media classes are sponsored by the Dietrich Fundraising Committee and admission is free.

The Dietrich will also be starting up its quilting classes next week. In Quilting for Kids, students ages six and up will have fun learning early American quilting techniques as they stitch up a project that incorporates a variety of fabrics into a starry night. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Admission is $6 per class.

In our intergenerational class Quilting for Everyone, adults and students ages eight and up will learn quilting basics as they create "Atlantic Star" quilts. This project is great for beginners of all ages. Participants will create interesting patchwork with the effective use of border prints and will also discover how to create artful illusions of transparency in their work. Admission is also $6 per class and no experience is needed. Quilting for Everyone is a great opportunity for family members and friends to spend quality time together as well as learn a folk art.

If you are like me and enjoy a good read during the winter months, we invite you to take part in our Wyoming County Reads project. This year’s book is Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. Start reading now and then join us for free book discussions, events related the novel and showings of the film. The project will be jumpstarted with a presentation at WVIA’s Sordoni Theatre on Sunday January 27 at 3:00 p.m. During this special event, pianist Gary Boerckel, host of "Music to My Ears" on WVIA-FM, and soprano Bernadette Boerckel will perform rags from the 1890s to the 1990s, narrating the story of the rise and revival of one of America’s most enduring musical styles. This delightful program will be recorded for later radio broadcast and a light reception will follow. Ragtime From Barrelhouse to Broadway has been sponsored by the Apple Wagon Antique Mall and Sandy & Ron Vieczorek. Free transportation will be provided from the Dietrich Theater to WVIA’s Media Center. The bus will depart the Dietrich at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Please contact us at 570-996-1500 to sign up, and stay tuned for more information about Wyoming County Reads.