Chambers Street Theatre

Join host Ruth Chambers as she shares stories from 1800 to 1920 in the dialogue and dialects of the time as written by the authors. You'll hear Gold Rush and Wild West Stories, Tall Tales, and plenty of Mark Twain. Some of the stories were written by the reader herself! Tune in, sit back, and enjoy a taste of simpler times.

Replays Friday 2:30-3pm, Saturday 11:30pm-Sunday 12am
Live Thursday 11-11:30am
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Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 6th, 2014

The sound is back.  This week's show is from "A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain.  In his past he was a reporter and in Chapter XL he does his reporting style without jokes.  We hear about the Mont Blank glacier and one of the groups who did not do well. Three of the guides fell down a crevass and 42 years later came out the front.  This story is from a time when people were just learning that glaciers moved and that lost hikers would move within the glacier.  

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jan 23rd, 2014

Finally Ruth is back after the flu.  Don't get it.  It's bad this year.  Well, today Ruth reads from "A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain.  Chapter 8 is called "The Great French Duel."  Dueling was a serious business during the 1800's so Twain found a way to make fun of this dangerous way to resolve quarrels.  Ruth only coughed once during reading. 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Dec 19th, 2013

This show has a few false starts but hang in there and after a few announcements you will get to the "Christmas Pudding."

Nearing the Winter Holiday time, Ruth reads "The Christmas Pudding" from her book "The Weight of Gold."  The story takes place up in the gold hills of California in a mining camp.  Some snow bound, rain soaked miners are preparing a Christmas Pudding to remind them of home.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Dec 5th, 2013

This is the 91st show on KDRT and it's the Winter Holiday Show: "The Christmas Pudding" written by Ruth Chambers.  It's December and it's time for a Christmas Pudding.  The story is from the California Gold Rush of 1849 up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with rain and snow.  Miners in Red Dog Camp are preparing a Christmas Pudding for a touch of home on Christmas Eve.

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Thanks to all the folk I meet in town who recognize my voice and say how much they like my show. I like every one of you and we always have a nice chat about Mark Twain. You all are the best of people.

Here's our offering for your collection.  It's an ode to our kitty Katie ...


A wonderfully warm Katie Cat

would come running whenever you sat.

She'd rumble and purr,

and had wonderful fur 

to cuddle and nuzzle and pat.

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