Mawson's Mettle
Dear friends and fans of Portland Story Theater,

PST is proud to announce the arrival of its next production, Mawson's Mettle. This January, Portland Story Theater's Lawrence Howard will unveil the much-anticipated sequel to last-year's sold-out solo show, Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare.  

As many of you know, Lawrence has been doing the research and developing this true, historical story for almost a year. This next chapter in the Armchair Adventurer Series is called Mawson's Mettle: Alone On The Wide Shores Of The World. A veteran of one of Shackleton's earlier voyages, Mawson led his own expedition to the frozen continent in 1911. Out sledging with two other men, Mawson was thrown into peril when one of the sledges -- along with the six best dogs, most of the food and equipment, and one of his companions -- was lost in a deep crevasse. After his second companion and the rest of the dogs died, Mawson struggled against freezing temperatures, 80 mile-per-hour winds, loneliness, grief, illness and starvation, man-hauling the remaining sledge for hundreds of miles. This is an epic story of of survival against all odds and a celebration of the human spirit. This year, it's part of Portland's Fertile Ground Theater Festival.

Four shows only: January 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2010 at Hipbone Studio, 1847 NE Burnside. Lots of free parking but seating is very limited so reservations are required. Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00 pm. Tickets are still only $12, and are on sale now! Buy your tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets, or you can reserve your seats today by emailing PST at and pay cash at the door. For more information call Portland Story Theater at 503-793-5484.

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