Lawrence Howard, tells the epic tale of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition

Hello friends and fans of Portland Story Theater,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the return engagement of my one-man show, Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare, opening for a run of two weekends in January. I will once again be telling the epic, true story of British Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and the 1914 voyage of The Endurance.

Shackleton's dream of being the first man to traverse the Antarctic continent on foot became a nightmare when his valiant ship was trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea and crushed by the pressure of the ice period. The tale of how he and the 27 men of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition survived on the ice and eventually came to safety is one that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. This story is especially important to me because my dad and I shared a life-long interest and passion for the Shackleton saga, and I like to weave a few threads about my father into the telling. 

This is a story that speaks to something very deep and primal within the human psyche. It's about courage and fortitude and determination. It's about a glorious failure. It's a story that will renew your faith in the indomitable power of the human spirit.

Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare January 2009"I had the pleasure of seeing your show with some friends this weekend. Exquisite! I have lived with the tale for 20 years and so hearing it again in the hands of a talented teller was a real treat!" Roderick Smith, 2008 audience member

"That was better than any book or movie or anything!"
Eric Orem, 2008 audience member

All four performances of last year's run were sold out. Many who saw the show said they would come see it again; many who missed it have begged for a return engagement. Because there is so much general interest in the Shackleton story, this particular program appeals to an even wider audience that PST's regular, loyal storytelling fans. The Hipbone Studio venue seats a maximum of about 75 people, and I fully expect it to sell out for all four shows, as it did last year, so I encourage you to call or email and reserve your seats early: 

Call 503-793-5484
Buy online through Brown Paper Tickets on our website

All the details are below.

Thanks for your support, and please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who might be interested in the Shackleton saga.

Hope to see you all at Hipbone later this month.


Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare January 2009WHAT
Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare, by Lawrence Howard

8 PM Fridays and Saturdays,

January 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st, 2009
Doors at 7:30 Curtain at 8:00 pm
Come early for socializing and complimentary snacks


Hipbone Studio, 1847 E Burnside in Portland (corner of NE 18th and Burnside)

$12.00 (cash at the door) includes complimentary snacks; beverages available for purchase


Call 503-793-5484

Buy online through Brown Paper Tickets on our website

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