Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel with Theodore Roosevelt
A Henry Plant Museum Presentation
Step back in time with a single-character performance that brings turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Based on original research conducted by the Henry Plant Museum, “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” recreates the attitudes and mores of a bygone time.
Theodore Roosevelt, former Lieutenant Colonel of the Rough Riders, circa 1900
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt (ret.) returns to the Tampa Bay Hotel to relive his experiences leading up to the U.S. invasion of Cuba. As Lt. Col. of the Rough Riders (as fine a collection of cowboys and blue bloods as one could ask), Roosevelt casts his critical eye on the military preparations for the war with Spain. Theodore talk of the army camps, the condition on the troopships and his time spent with his wife, Edith, at the Tampa Bay Hotel. His recollections are made through the lenses of a commissioned officer, family man and indomitable spirit. So saddle up for a thrilling ride as Roosevelt rides again! Theodore Roosevelt is played by actor Michael Norton.
“Upstairs Downstairs” is a Henry Plant Museum presentation created through a partnership with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and The University of Tampa.
This event is free and open to the public. As a courtesy, we ask that you please help us plan for your arrival by emailing Community Engagement Director Ashley Lord at [email protected] to let us know you will be attending.
Thank you and we will see you soon!