First Posted: 3/21/2012
Recently the Dietrich hosted a movie “Under Our Skin” followed by a Q & A session on the subject of Lyme disease. What a crowd came out! More than 200 adults attended to learn more about this disease that affects so many in our area. The question was asked of those who attended if they were ever diagnosed with Lyme and about two-thirds of the audience raised their hands. From what I learned, it definitely seems like the disease is difficult to diagnose and if not treated can cause a multitude of health problems. We would like to thank Robin Arnold of the Endless Mountains Lyme Disease Support Group for organizing the event and Dr. Cameron, Lyme disease expert, for coming all the way from Mt. Kisco New York to answer our questions. We could hardly believe that the Q & A session lasted 90 minutes, the same length as the movie Under Our Skin, and could have gone on longer. For those of you who are interested in learning more about Lyme disease, you can visit Dr. Cameron’s website lymeproject.com.
In addition to hosting educational events, the Dietrich will also present live theatre this month. And for those of you who are ready to be entertained, tonight is the opening night of the Dietrich’s play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Dale Wasserman based on the novel by Ken Kesey. There has been much anticipation and excitement surrounding this community-based theatre production’s five-day run. I can tell you first hand that the cast is spectacular. And the Dietrich’s Jennifer Jenkins has done a superb job of directing the show. Tickets are available for 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.
For those of you who are not too familiar with the novel or play, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is the about a rowdy misfit who lands in a mental hospital to avoid the work farm. At the hospital he doesn’t count on the complex psychological society he’s about to upend, the desperate need of the other downtrodden patients for a leader, or the sadistic control of the calm, smiling head nurse. Mischievous Randle P. McMurphy struggles to discover who really belongs in a mental ward, and realizes that he alone can liberate the patients from the merciless Nurse Ratched. But it just may be the ultimate sacrifice. You do not want to miss this show. Tickets are $10 each. For more information about show times or to reserve your tickets, please call us at 570-996-1500.
This Saturday, March 24, the Dietrich will also be holding a special yoga class “Yoga for the Spring Equinox” at 10 a.m. Led by Kundalini yoga instructor Barbara Tierney, students will learn proper breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. This form of yoga is a great way to clear our minds and prepare us for a summer of activity. Admission is $10. For more information, please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
Speaking of spring, I can hardly believe that the Dietrich’s 10th Annual Spring Film Festival is less than a month away. Starting on April 13 and running through April 26, we will have the opportunity to enjoy 14 of the finest foreign, independent and art films that have been released over the past few months.