Lawrence Howard, Storyteller and Speaker

Lawrence Howard

Armchair Adventurer

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


Polar Opposites recounts heroic 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.