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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love and are obsessed with the story of Ernest Shackleton, and those who just haven’t heard it yet. This March, the good people of Cascade Locks will have their chance to join the first category when The Port of Cascade Locks presents Portland Story Theater's new show, “Shackleton, The Untold Story.” The epic production will take place at the Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion on Saturday, March 26, 2016.This year, Portland Story Theater Founder, Lawrence Howard, goes back to the story that started the Armchair Adventure series in 2008. For the first time ever, he will tell the harrowing story of the Ross Sea Party — those valiant men on the other side of the continent who gave everything they had to lay down the caches of food and fuel along the route — caches that, as it turned out, Shackleton never used. This is a story that speaks to something very deep within the human psyche. It’s about a glorious, glorious failure. It’s about fortitude and determination. It’s about duty, and honor. It’s about finding vast reserves of strength we didn’t know we had within us. It’s about the way human beings respond to hardship and adversity. It’s about the indomitable power of the human spirit.
Read a review by Bob Hicks of Oregon ArtsWatch: http://www.orartswatch.org/way-down-under-trapped-on-ice/
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Portland Story Theater
Portland Story Theater uses a unique collaborative approach to produce shows where people tell stories drawn from real-life experiences. We offer workshops and one-on-one coaching for people who want to learn how to tell personal narratives. Portland Story Theater is driven by our core values: We are stewards of the oral tradition and authentic performances, we are catalysts for community relationships and alliances, and we are advocates for diverse narrative artists and the loyal audience that supports our work.