Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Monday 4-4:30pm, Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 10-10:30am

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Hear amazing stories from the Golden State, from way back when in the language from way back when, with some stories written by the reader herself! Sit back and enjoy.

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Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Nov 27th, 2014
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Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Nov 13th, 2014

"The Innocents Abroad" was Mark Twain's first book.  It's the story of his trip to Europe and the Holy Land with a group of Tourists.  Today's reading covers the reactions of readers of the Bible with some of the stories in the Bible.  The first reaction is about "the voice of the turtle."  Does a turtle have a voice and does he sing?  Is this poetic artistry or fact?  Listen in and come to your own opinion.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Nov 6th, 2014

With baseball season over, Ruth returns to Mark Twain and his first big success: The Jumping Frog story.  Twain was living in a cabin with some other Gold Rush miners when he went over to Angel's Camp probably for a beer.  He heard the story of the Jumping Frog and went back to the run down cabin to write.  It was this short story that made him famous almost over night.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Oct 30th, 2014

And today, the day before Halloween, we hear another Edgar Allan Poe story: "The Tell Tale Heart."  This story is only a few pages long, but is quite the right selection the day before Halloween.  

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

Since it is the week before Halloween, Ruth interrupts the Laudner reading for a little Edgar Allan Poe.  Get ready for a few selections by Poe including "The Raven."  This was the poem that brought fame and on going discussion to a man on the edge, and falling.  Poe's life is a sad one, but his talent is an American lighthouse.  Few can equal Poe.  I would say none.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Oct 16th, 2014

The stories of "You Know Me Al" by Ring Laudner continue with the adventures of baseball pitcher Jack in 1914.  Laudner shares the inside story of how things can go from one beer at end of day to hard liquior leading to a fight in public. It's still funny so listen in for some business and private issues for a long ago ball player.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Oct 9th, 2014

Ruth continues with "You Know Me Al" by Ring Lardner.  The 1914 baseball pitcher Jack is now married.  His other two gals married others so he marries Florrie who isn't as good looking.  Here is where Lardner cleverly shares how private lives can ruin a ball player.  

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Oct 2nd, 2014

Ruth continues with Ring Laudner and "You Know Me Al."  This week we hear some of the romance problems of Jack.  Being a simple but talented pitcher, Jack can have some female problems but he does recover swiftly.  Rather funny stuff.  Ruth also reads something she wrote about things the Queen of England should solve regarding naming of cities.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Sep 25th, 2014

Today's reading of "You Know Me Al" by Ring Lardner starts with July 20 from San Francisco.  The pitcher Jack has been demoted to Frisco and then is called back to the White Sox, but he is engaged to Hazel Carney "a great big stropping girl that must weigh one hundred and sixty lbs."  They have a long distance romance for a while but she wants to come to Chi and get married.

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