Fully Staged World Premiere
Portland Story Theater presents
Shackleton, The Untold Story
By Lawrence Howard
Directed by Lynne Duddy
Festival Dates: Jan 23, 30 @ 8pm
126 NE Alberta St.
Tickets: $15 advance; $18 at the door; $5 Arts for All
Purchase Tickets: portlandstorytheater.org|503-284-2226
Since Portland Story Theater first debuted Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare, the story of the 1914 voyage of The Endurance and the epic struggle of her crew to survive after their ship was crushed in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the show has seen three sold-out runs in Portland and even played Off-Broadway in New York. This year, for the first time ever, we’ll weave in the harrowing story of the Ross Sea Party, 10 valiant men on the other side of the continent who gave everything they had to lay down a series of caches of food and fuel along the route, believing that Shackleton’s life would depend upon them. This is a story that speaks to something very deep 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. Meticulously researched and historically accurate, Shackleton, The Untold Story is the sixth installment in Portland Story Theater’s acclaimed Armchair Adventurer series, created and performed by Lawrence Howard and directed by Lynne Duddy. A captivating performer, Howard holds his audiences spellbound and has been called, “the master of non-fiction on the stage.” – Nicole Lane, Fertile Ground.