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 Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 12-12:30pm
Live Thursday 11-11:30am

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Apr 14th, 2016

We have a novelist right here in Davis.  Yes, we do, and her name is Spring Warren.  She has written the book "Turpentine."  In our review of the book, we (meaning me) have read a short section on Coal Mining in the late 1800's.  Research is the strong theme running through the book and the Coal Mining section is very well backed up with interesting details and facts.  It was many of our grandfathers who came to this country and started in the PA mines which made these grandfathers survivors so I open the show with "I Will Survive" (the Disco Hit).  If our grandfathers hadn't survived "The Widow Maker" mine, we wouldn't be here.   

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Apr 7th, 2016

And the California Gold Rush humor continues...  The Po8 of the Gold Hills was known as Black Bart and he wrote some mighty fine poems, as well as naming himself a "Po8."  Swell poems are read and Wells Fargo Stage Coach robberies are recounted.  In the end, Black Bart was caught by a telling handkerchief.  Listen in for this dry tale of gain and loss.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Mar 31st, 2016

Today is a good day for a laugh.  Some of the Gold Rush stories are true, but also very funny, too.  There was a man named Pete from the Pacific Islands who found out about hot air balloons.  It was his plan to sail home in the Pacific by a homemade hot air balloon.  He did a good job of making the balloon, and even got the balloon in the air, but he did not land on a Pacific Island.  He landed in a Sierra Neveda tree. Tune in for this charming true tale.

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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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