Dear Friend of PST, 2016 is a new year, full of promise, and we have some very wonderful shows that we know you'll love. Coming up in less than two weeks is Shackleton, The Untold Story. This is a new version — really a whole new story — of Lawrence Howard's epic telling and it's all part of the fabulous Fertile Ground Festival. Valentine's is just around the corner and it's not too soon to make your plans. We've set aside Saturday night, February 13th, for Kiss & Tell, hosted once again by the amazing Eric Stern. On Saturday, March 12th, we'll showcase our second annual St. Paddy's celebration, Luck O' the Irish, hosted this year by the incomparable Brian ÓhAirt. Advance tickets are still only $15. Click HERE to buy yours today. We're looking forward to seeing you at the Alberta Abbey, located just two blocks west of MLK.
Ernest Shackleton's legendary Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition took place over 100 years ago, but time has not diminished the impact of the gripping account of the British explorer and the world-famous 1914 voyage of The Endurance. Acclaimed storyteller and polar historian Lawrence Howard has often told the true tale of the hardship, suffering, and courage experienced on this landmark Antarctic expedition. But there's another piece of the Shackleton story, little known and rarely told. This year, for the first time ever, Lawrence Howard, the Armchair Adventurer, will tell the harrowing tale of the Ross Sea Party — those valiant men on the other side of the continent who gave everything they had to lay down the caches of food and fuel along the route — caches that, as it turned out, Shackleton never used. It's a story that speaks to something deep within the human psyche. It's about failure, but it's also about fortitude, determination, duty and honor. It's about reaching deep and finding reserves of strength we didn't know we had. It's about the indomitable power of the human spirit. >>TICKETS
You won't want to miss this delightful evening of real, true love stories, music, prizes, and a photo booth to capture the moment. This show brings some of your favorites to the Portland Story Theater stage including Raahi Reddy, Warren McPherson, Amanda Starr, Lawrence Howard, Lynne Duddy and Eric Stern! >>TICKETS
We're doing it again, our second annual St. Paddy's show. We know that it's stories, not green beer, that really make a great Irish celebration. This year's show is hosted by Brian Ó hAirt and we will have plenty of wonderful Irish music by Innisfree and stories and limericks by Beth Rogers, Lawrence Howard, and Lynne Duddy. >>TICKETS
We are profoundly grateful to know people like you who believe in the value of what we create together, understand the work and resources that go into all of our programs, and have chosen to make an investment of your time, money, and energy to Portland Story Theater. Please take a moment to read our 2015 Year In Review. We're looking forward to seeing each and every one of you in 2016!
Happy New Year and May The Narrative Be With You!®
Lawrence, Lynne, and Penny
Photographs by Scott Bump and Mike Bodine,
O'Dubhda and Frank Hurley