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 11am on Feb 19th, 2015

The Chambers Street Players strike again with a full cast of four voices doing the KDRT Nature Show.  This week the Bird Reserve is visited and a real bird finally identified.  There is also a Mark Twain selection about the quaintness of women, and that our two main ladies are.  Nancy Streeter from the Musical Comedy world is a great addition to the CST.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 12th, 2015

We return again to Mark Twain.  He is the best.  After his death, in 1939 "Letters from the Earth" was finally to be printed for the first time.  Twain died in 1910.  Why the wait?  It's a long story you can look up, but today Ruth reads the chapter: "Extract from Eve's Autobiography."  It's all the fun you would expect from Twain. 

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Feb 5th, 2015

In 1903, Mary Austin's book "The Land of Little Rain," was in print and selling very well.  Austin was born in 1868, and deserves to be read because she wrote well and movingly.  She records what she saw and keeps a record of the time and people.  Ruth reads "The Pocket Hunter" today.  This is a chapter describing the gold seeker still on the hunt.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jan 29th, 2015

And we're back with Mark Twain and his book "Roughing It."  Today Ruth reads the chapter about Grandfather's Ram, and a more silly story with regional accents can not be found.  Hope you enjoy this Twain story with accents written for all time to be pronounced correctly.  We've lost so many of these charming ways of speaking.  Twain gives a good record of the time.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jan 8th, 2015

KDRT is open again so Ruth is reading "Curanderos" by Arnold A. Rojas, and part of "Scavengers" by Mary Austin.  Both these selections are from "California Heartland" by Editors Gerald W. Haslam and James D. Houston.  Because "Curanderos" had a humorous side Ruth included the Stan Freberg "St. George and the Dragonet."  Happy New Year and remember to laugh!   

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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.

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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