Dietrich Theater
Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m.
Presented by: Jeff Mitchell
Admission: Free
This presentation will showcase Pennsylvania’s beautiful parks and natural areas, including hiking trails and waterways, with a focus on locations in northeastern Pennsylvania. During this presentation, audience members will explore hidden waterfalls, expansive vistas and isolated wild areas known only to a few people. Several new pictures will be added from last year’s presentation. Mitchell’s book Hiking the Endless Mountains will be offered for sale at the presentation. Jeff Mitchell is the District Attorney of Wyoming County and the author of the following books: Hiking the Endless Mountains, Backpacking Pennsylvania, Hiking the Allegheny National Forest and Paddling Pennsylvania. He is a board member of the Countryside Conservancy and the Keystone Trail Association. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.
Wyoming County Reads - Ragtime
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: The Wyoming County Commissioners Office, Tom Henry, Judy Mead and Ron Williams
The Tunkhannock Public Library and the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater would like to invite you to read the classic novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. You are welcome to borrow a copy of the book at the Tunkhannock Public Library while they last. Join us for book discussions, special events and the acclaimed movie. Book discussions will be facilitated by Bill Chapla at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Admission to all discussions, events and the movie are free.
Book Discussion Dates and Topics:
-Literary Analysis: Plot, Setting, Characterization, Imagery, Symbolism, Tone (of the novel):
Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library.
-The Inevitability of and the Human Response to Change
Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
-Finding Peace in Chaos: Can Culture and Value Survive in a Technological World
Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
-Escaping Our Prisons: Why Ragtime is Significant Today
Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
Special Event:
"Relive Ragtime" on 4th Friday - February 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kitson & Company Gallery
Patrick Robinson will feature ragtime music on albums featuring 36 songs from Ragtime Razzmatazz albums, recorded and played by Mark P. Wetch. The gallery will feature ragtime sheet music for sale and other collectibles from the ragtime era. Kitson & Company is located across the street from the Dietrich at 34 E. Tioga Street. Please stop by and enjoy. Admission is free.
"Ragtime" the Movie: Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater
See this acclaimed movie from 1981 starring Elizabeth McGovern and James Cagney on the big screen at the Dietrich. Admission: Free.
For more information, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
February - The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons
At the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock
Sundays, February 10, 17, 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 per movie and lesson
Sponsored by: NEPA Tango in the Tent
The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango in the Tent invite the public to experience dance through movies and lessons during the month of February. Featured films include: The Tango Lesson on February 10, Singin’ in the Rain on February 17, and Shall We Dance on February 24.
After each movie showing at the Dietrich, there will be a dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall taught by local dance instructors. No experience is required. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details or reservations.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

     So. I couldn’t exactly be yelling at everybody for not seeing Zero Dark Thirty and not see it myself, could I? Okay, I actually could since yelling at people is never a very logical thing to do. And, there is the fact that I wasn’t yelling at anyone around here, but rather at the entire country for bringing in a smaller box office on a movie about one of the biggest things to ever happen to our country than the box office of some very raunchy comedies. So I went to see it. 
     It’s superb filmmaking, for sure. I liked it a lot. But when I was seeing it, the most interesting part for me wasn’t the killing of Bin Laden, but rather the inner workings of the CIA and the people who worked it. Most interesting was Maya, recruited right out of high school and whose only job was to find the terrorist leader. So she came to the CIA as a child, really, and devoted the next decade to finding him. Therefore she had almost no social skills and no life. At the end, after he’s been caught, you feel so sad for her, because she has nowhere to go and no one to go with. 
     And then there is the part of the movie that seems to say that the information that was gathered to capture Bin Laden was from torture when that has been factually disputed. I wasn’t sure what exactly to make of that, nor did I know what to make of the fact that one of the men who had spent years in the various “black sites” overseas where the torture took place, wearied of what he was doing and went to Washington for a desk job. First, I’m not sure what kind of human being can torture another unless they are a psychopath. Second, I don’t get how that can be your job for years and then you go sit behind a desk and make policy. Really? It’s some scary stuff.
     So there are obviously a lot of questions this film raises and you think about it for days after. Which is what a great film does – it makes you think. And you will think about it, I assure you, because it is so very brutal and yet that brutality is as much on our side as on theirs. And it makes you wonder what war really does to the soul and how you can regain humanity when it’s over. I don’t know. The movie had no answers to those questions.
     And then, for a complete change of both pace and subject, you must, must, must go to see Silver Linings Playbook! I am a hater of romantic comedies. I always hate their premise and their meet-cute and the way it doesn’t work out until it does and the stars are usually so vacant and adorable and I usually have to go home and take some Pepto- Bismol. But this movie is gorgeous, will make you laugh, will make you cry and is just a stunning love story.
     Maybe I loved it so because it’s about two people who have taken some tough blows from life and yet they somehow manage to not only find each other, but to find a way out of the darkness that has enveloped them. He is tormented by the dissolution of both his very, very bad marriage and his sanity. She is haunted by the guilt that comes with her young husband’s death. He comes out of the mental hospital earlier than the doctors would like and she keeps running and running and running, trying to get away from the past that nips at her heels.
     The actors are marvelous. Bradley Cooper would probably win the Oscar for his performance if he weren’t up against Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. Jennifer Lawrence may win the Oscar (she already won the Golden Globe) because she is so superb. Robert De Niro  is superb as the crazy father who loves his son to distraction but never communicates that very well. The mother is perfect. Go see it. It’s such a charmer you’ll think about it for years to come!
     This week, one week only, The Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand. Coming soon: Warm Bodies, Identity Thief and the next in the Die Hard series. Goooood stuff!
     See you at the Dietrich!   

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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 - 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

Simply Yoga
January 2, 2013 - March 20, 2013

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

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Recently master storyteller Fiona Powell took us on an adventure with Stories From Around the World at the Dietrich Theater. Through folktales, 43 audience members explored the cultures and countries of Romania, Africa, China and Russia. It was thrilling to see both young and more mature audience members fully engaged in this ancient tradition. After the presentation, students from Commonwealth Connections Academy stayed to ask Fiona questions about being a storyteller. We would like to thank Toni Hockman for sponsoring this free event and look forward to hosting Fiona again in the future.

This weekend hiking author and Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell will be at the Dietrich for a presentation on Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania. Join us on Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m. as we experience breathtaking views of our region through this photo presentation. Jeff will showcase Pennsylvania’s beautiful parks and natural areas, waterfalls, expansive vistas and isolated areas known to only a few people. This presentation is a great guide for those who want to get out there to explore the beauty of Pennsylvania on their own. And even if you are unable to get out there and do some hiking, this presentation will allow you to witness the beauty of our area in the comfort of the theater. Mitchell’s book Hiking Through the Endless Mountains will be offered for sale at the presentation. He has also written Backpacking Pennsylvania, Hiking the Allegheny National Forest and Paddling Pennsylvania. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

In addition to nature, you can also experience dance during the month of February at the Dietrich. On Sundays, February 10, 17 and 24 at 1:00 p.m., the Dietrich and NEPA Tango in the Tent encourage you to join us for dance movies and lessons. We will feature the films The Tango Lesson on Sunday, February 10, Singin’ in the Rain on February 17 and Shall We Dance on February 24. After each film, there will be a dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall (across the street from the theater) taught by local dance instructors. Admission is just $10 per movie and lesson and no experience is required. You can come as pairs or singles. Last year the Dietrich hosted a similar program where we saw a tango movie and then took a lesson, and I loved it. For more information or for tickets to one or all of the movies and lessons, please call us at 570-996-1500.

Speaking of movement, the Dietrich will be hosting a Nia class in February on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Instructor Laura Ancherani will introduce us to Nia, which is a combination of yoga, martial arts and dance for health, wellness and fitness. Nia classes offer a unique combination of 52 movies that corresponds with the main areas of the bodies. Beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt to Nia by choosing from one of three intensity levels. Admission is $40 for the four class series.

The Dietrich will also be presenting a movement and storytelling class series for preschoolers next month. Little ones are invited to join instructor Michaela Moore on Wednesdays, February 6 through 27 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for these classes that will focus on movement, storytelling, theatre games, interpreting music, character creation and more! All of these activities will culminate in a casual presentation of a story created by the class. Admission is free! Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up.