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.

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Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Aug 3rd, 2017

Twain was very careful to record the various speech styles of his time. Here we have two men, both speaking English (by English I mean American) and not communicating. One man a new minister from the East, and the other a fine man from "the mines" out West... Twain has done a fine job of reporting their troubles, and saving for us how people spoke in the past. Listen in for the fun.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Jun 22nd, 2017

While Twain and Higbie look for water that is supposed to be on the island,  the weather turns cloudy.  They decide to check on their boat that they did not tie up because the weather was good.   They are now back where they left the boat, but the boat is gone.  They are alone on an island in the middle of Mono Lake and no one knows they are here.  Will they live without water?  Will Twain die and not write "Tom Sawyer" and "Huck Finn?"  Where did the boat go?   

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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.

Submitted by Ruth Chambers on Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:59pm

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.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:18pm

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