Polar Opposites: Amundsen, Scott, and The Race for The Pole
Inspired by our recent visit to Norway where Amundsenís ship,
the Fram, is housed, 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.
January 6, 2018
The Old Church Concert Hall
Doors 7pm with live jazz by TONIGHT'S SPECIAL
Polar Opposites starts at 8pm
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.