Hello friends and fans of Portland Story Theater,

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

Shackleton's dream of being the first man to cross the Antarctic continent 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. The tale of how he and the 28 men of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition survived on the ice floes and eventually came to safety is one that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember.

This is a story that is very near and dear to my heart, as my dad and I shared a life-long interest and passion for the Shackleton saga, and I hope to weave a few threads about my father into the telling. I told an abbreviated version of this story to a very warm reception at a Portland Storytellers' Guild performance two years ago, and have been waiting for the chance to tell the longer, unabridged version ever since.

Because there is quite a bit of general interest in the Shackleton story, I am thinking that this performance is going to appeal to a wider audience than the usual, die-hard, loyal storytelling crowd. The Hipbone Studio venue seats a maximum of about sixty-five people, and I fully expect it to sell out for all four shows, so I encourage you to call or e-mail and reserve your seats early.

All the details are below.

Thanks for your support!!!

Hope to see you all at Hipbone in January. 

Lawrence.

WHAT:       Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare (WORLD PREMIERE) by Lawrence Howard

WHEN:       8 PM Fridays and Saturdays,
                  January 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 2008

                  No-Host bar from 7:30 to 8:00; Curtain at 8:00 pm

WHERE:     Hipbone Studio, 1847 E Burnside, #104 in Portland

TICKETS:    $12.00  includes complimentary snacks; beverages available for purchase

RESERVATIONS:   503-793-5484; reservations@portlandstorytheater.com
or purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets on our
website www.portlandstorytheater.com

ABOUT Portland Story Theater: Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare is the first in a series of four solo performances for the 2008 season. Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare is PST’s ninth major production in Portland. Portland Story Theater, brain child of Lynne Duddy, was launched in 2003 to bring the urban community together for a unique performance experience, telling tales that stimulate the mind and rouse the heart. Past productions have included Love, Death, and Other Scary Stuff; All the Wrong Places; Beginner's Luck; Everybody's Got One; Who Am I And Where Is My Coffee?; And Then The Bed Broke!; Always Say Yes; and Licking the Plate.

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