First Posted: 2/22/2012
I can only describe the Dietrich's recent production of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" as delightful. Hildy Morgan and David Zarko dazzled us in their roles as Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.
They had the audience laughing and crying. I had never seen the play before and was awed by how effective and beautiful the simplicity of the production was. We would like to thank Hildy, David and director Jennifer Jenkins for putting together such a lovely benefit show.
Plus we are grateful to all of the folks who came out to enjoy the production. All of the show's proceeds benefited the Dietrich Theater.
If you weren't able to make "Love Letters," you will have another opportunity to experience live theatre at the Dietrich in March with our community-based production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Dale Wasserman based on the novel by Ken Kesey.
Dietrich Theater Program Coordinator Margie Young and I sat in on the cast and crew's first read-through of the play recently, and you could just feel the actors' excitement about their upcoming production.
Tickets for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," directed by Jennifer Jenkins, are available for the following dates: Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Dietrich's ticket booth or by calling 996.1500.
This Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m., the Dietrich's After School Theatre Arts students will be taking the stage for a live performance of the play "Life on Mars."
Written and produced by 25 middle school and high school students, this production will be full of singing, dancing and fun dialogue.
They have even designed and built the set for their production with guidance from art instructors Amy and Steve Colley. As you may expect, their show is guaranteed to be out of this world.
Tickets are $5 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call us at 996.1500.
Then on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m., the Dietrich will be full of music as Lorne Clarke and his musical friends present a folk music extravaganza to help pay for the Dietrich's reconstruction after the Susquehanna overflowed its banks in September 2011 and caused great damage to the theater.
In addition to Lorne, musical guests will include Tom Flannery, KJ Wagner and Michael Jerling. Join us for an entertaining afternoon of music, stories, and the artists' fun back and forth banter.
Admission is by donation. For more information, please call 996.1500.
As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!