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 Saturday 11:30pm-Sunday 12am, Sunday 11-11:30am
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Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jul 24th, 2014

Today Ruth reads from the Mark Twain Autobiography published after his death.  Chapter 2 talks about slavery as Twain knew it in his boyhood before the Civil War.  Then Ruth tells the story of her childhood when she stood on one side of a large canyon and listened to a Black Church on the other side of the canyon and how it affected her.  July 24 is a Civil Rights Anniversary.

Ruth also reads her comments on "The Ice Caps Are Melting," and how to prepare for rising water.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jul 17th, 2014

After reading almost everything available by Twain, Ruth found a little jem about hunting a turkey.  This is pretty good Twain and Ruth gives it her all in the telling.  Also on this half hour is an explanation of what happened to Twain's unpublished work and why it's taken so long for most of it to get into print.  There have been good comments about the information in this half hour.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Jul 3rd, 2014

Bryce Parker joins Ruth for another show.  We are happy to have the well-known television film maker, Bryce, jump in the skit "The Craft Show."  Ruth and Bryce share the craft anyone can do, including Ruth and Bryce.  Somehow five yellow pencils get glued to a table.  There is also an interview with Parker about his film, "The Rectangular Age."

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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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