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 Apr 27th, 2017

My goodness, April is almost gone, and we need to say to April's Birthday Girl: Ella Fitzgerald, "Happy Birthday, you'd be 100 years old if you were still alive."  Ahh, but she is still alive, and will live forever.  We open today's show with "A Tisket A Tasket,"  the song that made her a star, then go to "Roughing It" by Mark Twain.  We're all the way up to Chapter 24.  You will hear another Twain part true part tall tale about his buying a bucking horse.    

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Apr 13th, 2017

Well, here we are at the April time of year so let's go to "The Innocents Abroad."  "TIA" is the big success Mark Twain had with the publishing of his notes from his trip to Europe and the Holy Land.  We start in Chapter 48 and jump around to Chapter 49 and 50, then back to 48.   There's a swim in the Sea of Galilee and other "must dos."  Twain sees the current Holy Land as it was in the 1800's, and comments on the changes.  This is the show to hear for this time of rebirth and renewal.  It's real and it's entertaining. 

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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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