Portland Story Theatre Debuts ‘Shackleton’ at Fertile Ground
Saturday, January 30, 2016
According to the Story Theater, there are two types of people in the world: those who know, love, and are obsessed with, the story of Ernest Shackleton, and those who just haven’t heard the story yet.
Portland Story Theater’s “Armchair Adventurer,” Lawrence Howard, has often told of how Sir Ernest Shackleton’s dream of being the first man to traverse the Antarctic continent from one side to the other became a nightmare when his ship was trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea and crushed by the pressure of the ice.
Since 2008, Portland Story Theater’s epic one-man show, “Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare,” has sold out four separate runs in Portland and another off-Broadway in New York. The story of how Shackleton and the 27 men of the Weddell Sea party survived on the ice for over a year and a half and eventually came to safety is an epic tale of hardship, courage, and endurance.
However, there is another part of the story, a part that is little known and rarely told. For the first time ever this year, Howard will tell you about the exciting story you haven’t heard yet.
The performance will begin at 8 PM at Alberta Abbey, located at 126 NE Alberta Street. For more information, visit the Portland Story Theater website.
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