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Lawrence Howard, Creator of the Armchair Adventurer Series

Produced by Portland Story Theater,
The Pacific Northwest's Premier Storytelling Organization.

Press Releases: 2014, 2012, 2009, 2008

Press Photographs

The Caird The Endurance.jpg
Photo Credit: 1914 Frank Hurley (Public Domain)
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The Endurance The Endurance.jpg
Photo Credit: 1914 Frank Hurley (Public Domain)
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For photographs of Lawrence, please visit his Press Kit

Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare: The 1914 Voyage of The Endurance is the gripping, heart-breaking, true story of British explorer, Ernest Shackleton, and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914. Shackleton's dream of being the first to cross the Antarctic continent on foot became a nightmare when his valiant ship, the Endurance, was crushed in the pack-ice of the Weddell Sea. The story of how he and the twenty-seven men of the expedition survived on the ice and eventually came to safety is an epic tale of hardship and suffering; of courage, determination and fortitude. (This program is appropriate for young adults age 14+)

If you are interested in producing this show, please call the Portland Story Theater office at 503.284.2226.


        Katie Todd, Willamette Week © 2014    Bob Hicks, Oregon Arts Watch © 2012       Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian © 2009

Audiences rave about the experience of hearing Lawrence Howard tell this story:

    "From the moment the performance started, I was completely caught up in it. Not by any means just an adventure tale, this has something to say to all of us --- especially during these tough times --- about what it means to endure. Absolutely fascinating!"
    Chris Wheeler

    "Saw this show and was riveted, on the edge of my seat for the whole time. Amazing story and great delivery!"
    Ralph Welch

    "In the top 10 performances I have ever seen in my life! It was a feat of storytelling."
    Camille Taylor

Lawrence launched the Armchair Adventurer series in 2008, mesmerizing audiences with his original epic 2+ hour tale of Antarctic adventure, Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare. After a tremendous response to the world premiere, audiences demanded its return in 2009 and again in 2012. Now Lawrence is taking it to New York as part of the United Solo Festival.

Portland Story Theater 2004-2013