Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater 

Newsletter for April 25, 2014 
Now Showing at the Dietrich 
(Click on Movie Posters for Showtimes and Synopses.)
The Other Woman Heaven is for Real
Rio 2 Captain America: Winter Soldier
Coming Soon! 
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 3D opens May 2 Neighbors - Opens May 9 Godzilla
Weekend Events at the Dietrich 
Open Mic Night
Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.     
Doors open for seating and sign ups at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free      
Sponsored by: the Dietrich Fundraising Committee
Open to audiences and performers of all types.  The Keystone Poets will be performing in honor of National Poetry Month.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.
At the Dietrich by Hildy Morgan     
            Oh my goodness. Those cultural people are driving me crazy! They handed me a list (yes, a list!!!) of things they really really really needed me to talk about this week. And I really wanted to talk about the greening of the fields and the daffodils and the geese on the pond and …well…you know…spring. Forecast today (Tuesday) of maybe thunderstorms. After the winter we’ve had, even that sounds good!
But duty calls, and there is much to talk about. And really, I’m only teasing about “those cultural folks.” We are all so proud of the work they do – the classes and the concerts and the lectures and the  way they offer such a variety of the arts to children and adults alike. Thank you, Erica and Margie – for all you do. (And thank you, too, Jennifer – for the best play ever!!!! This past spring. I still think about Laramie Project so much – it was so beautifully done – kudos to you for such a classy and deeply moving  event!)
     So, okay, let’s start with May 7 and Kinky Boots. We have five seats left on the bus, so now is the time to  make that call if you haven’t yet. If you’ve never been on one of our bus trips, I assure you that you will have the best time ever!!!! I kid you not! And the number to call? 996-1500.
     And don’t forget, this Saturday, April 26, that Fiona Powell will be at the Dietrich to tell stories in that beautiful Irish accent, that melodious voice of hers, and the stories are for the wee ones and the adults alike. Do bring the  kids for a magical hour. It’s free, and what a great thing for the kids to experience – live storytelling! Hard to find that any more.
     And, for the wee ones, put May 3rd on your calendar, too. (Yes, I know, I’m doing a bit of date hopping here, aren’t I? If I were an organized person I would have the dates in order.  But, sigh, that is not the case. On the other hand, this could be a test, to see if I can utterly confuse you by the end of this column. Heh heh.) On May third we have the annual free showing of a kids movie in loving memory of “Jeeterbug”, Rosemary and Jeff Kintner’s beloved grandbaby. This year it will be Happy Feet, a grand little film that kids so enjoy. Admission, popcorn and soda are free (yup —free!!!) thanks to the incredible generosity of the Kintners, so gather up your kidlets and bring ‘em on down. It’s so much fun. You can call for reservations (996-1500) or you can most likely get tix at the door!
     Then the very next day, on May 4 at 3:00 we have the Classical Guitar Music of Cuba presented by the incredible Jay Steveskey. If you have never been to a concert of Steve’s you have missed a world of gorgeous. If you have, then you know how wonderful this will be. He’s a gifted guitarist and the music he makes is so beautiful. The concert is underwritten by John Keker in loving memory of his wife, Jessie . It, also, is free, which means you can give it a try and it won’t cost you a dime, It’s so peaceful, so meditative, hearing him  play – you will be enchanted. Again ,996-1500 will get you a reservation, and I’m sure there will be tix available at the door.
      Okay! So. I have a teeny minute to talk about movies. This weekend, ladies, just for you (and guys? It wouldn’t hurt you to come with them – think of all those car chase movies they come to see with you) we have Cameron Diaz in The Other Woman. So, ladies, leave the dirty dishes in the sink, throw the dustrag on the closet floor, (sell the children if you must – when they’re grown up they’ll understand and forgive) grab your best pals and head for dinner in one of our fab restaurants, sip a glass or two of wine and dance on down  to the Dietrich,  buy a bag of popcorn,  and settle in for some good gal-pal laughs.  This is the story of three women seeking revenge on the man who cheated on them (yes, them – he’s a serial cheater) and the  trailers look soooo funny! Think of it as The First Wives Club for a younger audience. And I don’t know about you, but that’s a movie I’ve probably seen a dozen times. It’s just so totally satisfying. So come to the movies, girlfriends – we all need a good laugh now and then!
     See you at the Dietrich. 
Live at the Dietrich by Erica Rogler 
Live at the Dietrich for April 23, 2014
Last December, the Dietrich Theater’s Radio Players wowed us with an amazing live performance of two popular radio plays “My Favorite Wife” and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.  Twenty-one community members participated in the production having fun playing a variety of roles.  The Radio Players will be back this spring for another live show.  If you would like to learn all about the golden days of radio, please join us for this class.  You will learn how to change your voice to play heroes and villains and young and old characters, see how sound effects are made and more.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays, April 29 through June 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.  Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to register.  Experience the “theatre of the mind”!
The Dietrich will also be presenting a Photography for You class in the coming weeks.  Kenny Ganz, official photographer of the Steamtown National Historic, will help students improve their photography skills.  Participants will meet each week at the Dietrich and proceed to various locations to photograph.  The class will focus on composition as well as tips, tricks and techniques to help you become a better photographer.  Classes will be offered on Mondays, May 5, 12, 19, June 2 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  New and returning students are welcome.  Admission is $75.  My husband and I took this class a few years ago with Kenny and enjoyed it.  We took photographs at Riverside Park, in downtown Tunkhannock and other locations nearby.   I would recommend this class to anyone interested in photography.  Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up!
In May the Dietrich also has a variety of events for children and adults to enjoy.  On Saturday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. we invite you to join us for a free movie event.  See the family-friendly film Happy Feet on the big screen.  Admission, popcorn and soda are free.  This special event is in memory of “Jeeterbug” from the Kintner Family.  What a wonderful gift to the community!  Tickets can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
Then on Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m., the Dietrich will be hosting a free classical guitar concert featuring Jay Steveskey playing the vibrant and colorful music of Cuba.  Included in the concert will be compositions by preeminent Cuban guitarist/composer Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Martin, Aldo Rodriguez Delgado and more!  This program is sponsored by John Keker in memory of Jessie Reppy Keker and is also sponsored by Sarah Sidorek.  We hope you can join us. 
And just a reminder, please come out for Open Mic Night this Friday at 7:00 p.m. The featured artists of the evening will be the Keystone Poets in honor of National Poetry month.
Then on Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m., storyteller Fiona Powell will have tales to share for all ages at the Dietrich.  Admission is free to both of these events. 
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