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UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS at the TAMPA BAY HOTEL

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!

(POSTONED) UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS at the TAMPA BAY HOTEL

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!

UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS at the TAMPA BAY HOTEL

Upstairs Downstairs with Arthur Schleman

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.

Arthur Schleman, Hunting & Fishing Guide, 1895

The dashing Tampa Bay Hotel hunting and fishing guide is adept at trapping all kinds of game, as well as hunting on horseback to avoid rattlesnakes. Mr. Schleman is a true storyteller who has definite opinions about everything from horseless carriages, called motorcars, to past and current events. He can recite poetry by heart and is a would-be gentleman of means.  Arthur Schleman is played by actor Dan Khoury.

“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!

UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS at the TAMPA BAY HOTEL

Upstairs Downstairs with Edith Roosevelt

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.

Edith Roosevelt, Guest & First Lady, 1901

Edith Roosevelt visited the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, was in town with his famous Rough Riders waiting for word to leave for Cuba and fight in the Spanish-American War. Later, as First Lady, she assumed her duties with dignity and character. Edith Roosevelt is played by actor Mary Jordan.

“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!

UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS at the TAMPA BAY HOTEL

Upstairs/Downstairs with Teddy Roosevelt

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​.


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!

UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS at the TAMPA BAY HOTEL

Henry Dobson, 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.

Henry Dobson, Spanish-American War Soldier, 1898

Henry A. Dobson, 1st Sergeant, Company D, 1st D.C. Volunteers was 20 years old when he was encamped with his regiment in Tampa prior to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. Dobson documented his daily experiences in numerous personal letters home. Enthusiastic and eager, he shares his opinions about the army and Tampa with insight, honesty, and humor.
Henry Dobson is played by actor Harrison Baxley.

“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!

LECTURE: “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” feat. Henry Plant

The Carrollwood Village HOAs present “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” with Henry Plant.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.

This virtual presentation featuring Henry Plant is part of The Lecture Series presented by Carrollwood Village​ HOAs and will be available to view carrollwoodcenter.org and carrollwoodvillage.com.

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

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Carrollwood Village

“Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” w. Edith Roosevelt (Virtual Event)

Tune into a recording of “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” with Edith Roosevelt. Available on YouTube from October 15-November 15.

Step back in time and 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, these characters recreate the attitudes and mores of a bygone time.

Edith Roosevelt is played as played by actor Lynne Locher.

Edith Roosevelt is played as played by actor Lynne Locher.

Who was Edith Roosevelt?

Edith Roosevelt visited the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, was in town with his famous Rough Riders waiting for word to leave for Cuba and fight in the Spanish-American War. Later, as First Lady, she assumed her duties with dignity and character. Edith Roosevelt is played by actor Lynne Locher.

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

The Lecture Series is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, please email Aaron Washington at [email protected].

Carrollwood Village

LECTURE: “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” w. Edith Roosevelt

***This presentation will not take place at the Center. However, it will be recorded and shared at a later date.***

The Carrollwood Village HOAs present “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” with Edith Roosevelt.

Step back in time and 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, these characters recreate the attitudes and mores of a bygone time.

Edith Roosevelt is played as played by actor Lynne Locher.

Edith Roosevelt is played as played by actor Lynne Locher.

Who was Edith Roosevelt?

Edith Roosevelt visited the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, was in town with his famous Rough Riders waiting for word to leave for Cuba and fight in the Spanish-American War. Later, as First Lady, she assumed her duties with dignity and character. Edith Roosevelt is played by actor Lynne Locher.

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

The Lecture Series is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, please email Aaron Washington at [email protected].

Carrollwood Village

LECTURE: “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” w. Otis Freedman (Cancelled — sort of)

Due to COVID-19 this event has been canceled. Please check back though. We are trying to bring it to YOU while staying at home. 

The Carrollwood Village HOAs present “Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel” with Otis Freedman.

Step back in time and 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, these characters recreate the attitudes and mores of a bygone time.

Otis Freedman / Upstairs/DownstairsWho is Otis Freedman?

“The Bishop”, Head Waiter, 1905
Otis represents the professional black man of the era. He knows the “downstairs” viewpoint of the social goings-on at the Tampa Bay Hotel from a behind-the-scenes perspective. He knows how polite society should behave; not every member can pass his “soup test.” Otis is a self-educated, intelligent man who overcomes the confinements of his station in life.
Otis Freedman is played by actor Josh Goff.

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

The Lecture Series is presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, please email Aaron Washington at [email protected].

Carrollwood Village