Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays 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 Jun 25th, 2015

And it's back to Mark Twain and his "Autobiography."  Ruth reads from Chapter 15.  Twain tells of his first heart breaks and something of the ladies who rejected him.  Twain also shares memories of some of his boyhood chums.  It's a good chapter and worth the reading or listening.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jun 11th, 2015

Today Ruth goes back to the beginnings of Tom Sawyer in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."  Mark Twain recalls some of the fun he and his friends had as boys.  We start with Chapter One with Aunt Polly trying to raise two boys, and it's not easy.  Tom is a bit full of "the Old Scratch," a past term for the Devil... but a more polite name to use for a Bible reading Aunt. 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jun 4th, 2015

"Tom Sawyer Abroad" was written by Mark Twain latter in life.  He wrote other subject matter, but came back to Huck, Tom and Jim.  This time he borrowed from Jules Verne and put our three friends in an air balloon over the African desert.  The two sections Ruth reads from are about caravans.  

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on May 28th, 2015

Today Ruth reads from "Roughing It" by Mark Twain.  It's Spring and so Spring Fever has hit Mark Twain.  He wants a change.  He wants to go somewhere.  He wants variety.  Well, he gets it.  He's made Editor of the newspaper for a week.  Twain has no loss of words for how difficult the Editor's job is.  It's not the writing, it's the topic.  If only he had something to write about.  Listen in for some Twain fun at the paper.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on May 21st, 2015

Mark Twain was a reader so he knew all about balloon trips and detective stories.  Twain used the balloon trip idea in "Tom Sawyer Abroad," and off Tom, Jim, and Huck go up in the air.  As usual, Twain makes a few side trips, and today Ruth reads the opening of Chapter 1 telling the travlin' story of Postmaster Nat Parsons.  Nat goes to Washington to see the President about a letter to someone unknown with postage due.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on May 14th, 2015

Today Ruth reads from Mark Twain's "Roughing It,"  Chapter 22.  This is the Tahoe chapter when Twain was going to go into the lumber business, but didn't do a very good job of it.  After the Twain reading, Ruth talks about her experiences hiking in the same area with some safety tips recommended by the Sierra Club.  Be sure to take a whistle, is one tip. Tune in for more.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on May 7th, 2015

For those of you munchin' on a Kale and Steak dish covered in grilled Onions...this show is for you.  First we have from Mark Twain's "Roughing It," in Chapter 5 the mouth watering tale of a Coyote's diet.  This is followed by part of Chapter 4 that tells of the Stage Coach rider's fest at a Stage Stop.  Ahh, those were the days!

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Apr 30th, 2015

Today Ruth reads from "Innocents Abroad."  Yes, it's Mark Twain... This is straight reporter writing, and we can all learn from the lively way Twain tells about facts, places, and people.  Even information can be interesting and Twain proves it.  Read Chapter 14 about the Cathedral of Nortre Dame and the Paris Morgue to for alive and insightful writing.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Apr 23rd, 2015

And here we are with the Twain version of the "Duel."  Last week we did the Dickens' "Duel."  It's up to you to compare Dickens and Twain.  I delight in the similaries and the differences:  Dickens, the Englishman, goes for the lighter "picking away" style, while Twain gets out the "axes."  Both go after the need for this Dueling to stop, and it's humor that finds the "feet of clay."

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