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 Saturday 11:30pm-Sunday 12am
Live Thursday 11-11:30am
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Chambers Street Theatre Sep 20th, 2012

The 35th show.  Here we are again with Louisa May Alcott, who was the author of "Little Women," but also a nurse during the Civil War.  Here is a story from her book "Hospital Sketches."  This reading is "Getting a Pass."  It's always so difficult to do anything "well meaning" but just like Alcott, we can stick with it and make a difference.  Also read is Ruth's story "The Cat and the Frog."

Chambers Street Theatre Sep 13th, 2012

The 34th show.  "Bricks" is the story of the Widow making a Bee Hive Oven in Sacramento City.  "The Shadow's Edge" tells about the game food disappearing and the founding of the Dept. of Fish and Game.  Did you know oysters were the first game hunting fight?  Yes, they were.  Not with each other -- oysters are a peace loving group, but the human gatherers were in a killing mood over oysters.  Something had to be done.  And it all started in 1849.  Two stories by that Chambers lady.

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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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