Portland Story Theater Presents Lawrence Howard, Armchair Adventurer, in NANSEN OF THE NORTH at Fremont Theater
More info: pdxstorytheater.org/
Four Shows - part of the Fertile Ground Festival!
Fridays and Saturdays, January 20, 21, 27, 28
Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont Street with full bar (21+)
Music at 7pm when the doors open
Nansen of the North at 8pm
THIS SHOW ONLY 15+ ok if accompanied by an adult.
Tickets $15 in advance | $18 day of show | $5 Arts for All PDX
This show is part of the city-wide Fertile Ground theater festival. We will honor 10 passes per show. Buy a Fertile Ground Pass here:
http://fertilegroundpdx.org/festival-passes-and-tickets/ If you do buy a FG Pass, please designate Portland Story Theater so we can earn some of the proceeds from your purchase. Thank you!
Since 2008, Portland Story Theater’s acclaimed Armchair Adventurer series has focused on the stories of series creator Lawrence Howard’s Antarctic heroes: Shackleton, Mawson, Amundsen and Scott.
This year, for the first time ever, we turn our attention northward to bring you Nansen of the North, the story of Fridtjof Nansen, the father of polar travel, the one who showed them all how it could be done. Nansen, the great Norwegian ski champion. Nansen, a pioneer in neurobiology. Nansen, who made the first-ever crossing of Greenland on skis. Nansen, who set a new record for the Farthest North. Statesman. Diplomat. Humanitarian. One of the founders of the League of Nations. The First UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Nobel Prize winner.
Nansen, who famously said, “It is better to go skiing and to think about God than it is to go to church and think about skiing.” Nansen of Norway. Nansen of the North.
A captivating performer, Howard holds audiences spellbound and has been called “the Homer of Portland” and “the master of nonfiction on the stage.”