Lawrence Howard, Storyteller and Speaker

Lawrence Howard

Armchair Adventurer Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare

Lawrence Howard brings his one-man show, "Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare: The 1914 Voyage of The Endurance," to the 10th annual Fertile Ground Festival. This show has had sold out runs here in Portland and also played Off Broadway in New York. This year through the telling, Laurent Nickel, cellist, will create a soundscape and Michael Hill, Multimedia Artist and Entertainment Technologist, will create image mapping of Southern Lights and Antarctic sights.

January 25 and 26, 2019

The Old Church Concert Hall
Doors 7pm with jazz by pianist Roger Paulson
Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare starts at 8pm


Shackleton's Antarctic Nightmare 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 27 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.

Part of Fertile Ground: A City-wide Festival of New Works