Portland Story Theater

January 6, 2018

Lawrence Howard

The Old Church Concert Hall

Portland Story Theater is excited to announce that in 2018, Lawrence Howard will retell the amazing story, Polar Opposites Amundsen, Scott, and the Race for the Pole. Third in the Armchair Adventurer series, Howard first told this story in 2011 on the 100 year anniversary.

Polar Opposites recounts heroic and tragic events in Antarctica one hundred years ago. Scott and his four companions fought their way to the Pole only to find the Norwegian flag flying there: Amundsen had beaten him by five weeks. Crushed by disappointment, utterly exhausted and short on food and fuel, Scott and his companions froze and starved to death on the return journey, just eleven miles from a huge cache of provisions and supplies. This a tale of the agony and the ecstasy, of accomplishment and failure, of a glorious victory overshadowed by an even more glorious defeat.

About The Series

Launched in 2008, the Armchair Adventurer Series chronicles true, historical events with the energy and emotion of a personal narrative. From the deadly, frozen landscape of Antarctica to the merciless abyss of the sea, Armchair Adventurer journeys through the most heart-wrenching survival tales of all time. These are epic stories of great adventure, perseverance, and courage, created and told by Lawrence Howard.

NOTE: This show only 17+ ok if accompanied by guardian. Listener Discretion Advised.

Show runs approximately 2 hours + intermission
21+, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking On Street

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Ticket Pricing

No Refunds.
All Sales Final.

$15 Advance Tickets.

$18 Day of Show.

$5 Arts for All PDX (Limit 2 - online or at the door, if seats are still available) Present your Oregon Trail Card at the door. Portland Story Theater participates in the Arts for All PDX program, which allows holders of the Oregon Trail Card to buy tickets for a reduced price of $5 each.

Our Process:  Our stories are co-created in a collaborative environment. All stories are told extemporaneously — No notes! No memorized scripts!

Listener Discretion Advised:  Portland Story Theater's stories may contain explicit language, assorted escapades of a questionable nature, and various examples of extremely poor judgment, along with profound insights, deep revelations, and moments of truth, triumph, and transformation.

Image Waiver:  Videos, photographs, and audio clips are taken at all performances to be used for future promotional material. By attending this event, you are giving permission on behalf of yourself and/or each person in your group for Portland Story Theater, Inc. to use your image/audio clips for the sole purpose of future promotional materials without compensation or further permission.

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