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 Sunday 11-11:30am
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Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Dec 18th, 2014

Finally a break in the BIG STORM and a bit of sun same out.  Ruth rode her bike to the station and read her story from  her book, "The Weight of Gold": THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING.  It's Winter in the Gold Country and miners are in tents watching the rain, when Ben thinks of his Mother's Christmas Pudding.  He starts making the Pudding and other miners join in so Christmas Eve is a joyous celebration with Ohhs and Ahhs.  

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Nov 13th, 2014

"The Innocents Abroad" was Mark Twain's first book.  It's the story of his trip to Europe and the Holy Land with a group of Tourists.  Today's reading covers the reactions of readers of the Bible with some of the stories in the Bible.  The first reaction is about "the voice of the turtle."  Does a turtle have a voice and does he sing?  Is this poetic artistry or fact?  Listen in and come to your own opinion.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Nov 6th, 2014

With baseball season over, Ruth returns to Mark Twain and his first big success: The Jumping Frog story.  Twain was living in a cabin with some other Gold Rush miners when he went over to Angel's Camp probably for a beer.  He heard the story of the Jumping Frog and went back to the run down cabin to write.  It was this short story that made him famous almost over night.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Oct 23rd, 2014

Since it is the week before Halloween, Ruth interrupts the Laudner reading for a little Edgar Allan Poe.  Get ready for a few selections by Poe including "The Raven."  This was the poem that brought fame and on going discussion to a man on the edge, and falling.  Poe's life is a sad one, but his talent is an American lighthouse.  Few can equal Poe.  I would say none.

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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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