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
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Oct 2nd, 2014

Ruth continues with Ring Laudner and "You Know Me Al."  This week we hear some of the romance problems of Jack.  Being a simple but talented pitcher, Jack can have some female problems but he does recover swiftly.  Rather funny stuff.  Ruth also reads something she wrote about things the Queen of England should solve regarding naming of cities.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Sep 25th, 2014

Today's reading of "You Know Me Al" by Ring Lardner starts with July 20 from San Francisco.  The pitcher Jack has been demoted to Frisco and then is called back to the White Sox, but he is engaged to Hazel Carney "a great big stropping girl that must weigh one hundred and sixty lbs."  They have a long distance romance for a while but she wants to come to Chi and get married.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Sep 18th, 2014

Ruth continues with "You Know Me Al" by Ring Lardner.  Today the fictional letters from a Bush League Baseball player cover April 11- May 20.  Jack the pitcher loses his place in the "Big Show" and is traded down to Frisco.  His girl friend Violet doesn't want to waste time on a "Busher."  The story may be fiction but Lardner tells the behind the scenes truth of Baseball.

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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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