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Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel is presented in partnership with the Henry Plant Museum.

Step back in time and enjoy the single-character performances that bring turn-of–the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Each character is based wholly or in part on actual hotel staff and guests.  Based on original research conducted by the Henry Plant Museum, these characters recreate the attitudes and mores of a bygone time, along with the sorrows and joys of their existence.  Catch a glimpse of life at the Hotel through the eyes of each individual character.  From the reminiscences of Henry Plant himself on what led him to build such a palace, to the letters home written by a Spanish-American War soldier, you will learn more about the time period through each character’s particular vantage point.

Upcoming Presentations

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Jun
14
Tue
UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS at the TAMPA BAY HOTEL
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Maggie Stroud, Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel

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.

Maggie Stroud, Laundress, 1920

Maggie is a lively and ambitious woman who has a story or two to tell about famous guests at the Tampa Bay Hotel including her favorite, Sarah Bernhardt. As a personal maid, Maggie has seen some of the finer things in life. As for the not so fine, she has her dreams and her religion that keep her hopeful. Maggie Stroud is played by actor Amber Forbes.

“Upstairs Downstairs” is a Henry Plant Museum​ presentation created through a partnership with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and The University of Tampa​.


Free Admission

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!