New Tampa Players’ production of Bloom


Jul 16 - 25 2021


Uptown Stage
University Mall, Tampa, FL

Reconnect with New Tampa Players with Bloom by Andrew Morton at Uptown Stage, at the University Mall.

Following the death of his father, 15-year-old Daniel and his mother, Lisa, are forced to move to unfamiliar Flint, Michigan. After a violent outburst at his new school, Daniel’s social worker, Michelle, suggests he spend a week working with her father, Bobby, an urban gardener of several abandoned lots in the middle of the city. A week soon turns into a few months, and, as the two men spend the summer tending the gardens, they begin to plant some much-needed hope in a neighborhood plagued by blight and help each other heal some old wounds. A finalist at the Write Now Festival and a winner of the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award, Bloom is a coming-of-age story about grief, gardening and growing up.

New Tampa Players has COVID-19 Guidelines in place to ensure a safe environment for our cast, volunteers, and audience. All audience members are asked to wear a mask while inside Uptown Stage. We are limiting the audience size to 20 to ensure social distancing. We will also have each audience member do a short health questionnaire and have their temperature taken at the door.

This play is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

We understand that everyone has different comfort levels about being in public at this time. If you cannot come to see the show in person, but would like to support New Tampa Players and the cast and crew of Bloom, please choose the $10 I Heart NTP donation and we will put a heart with your name on it on one of our empty seats. Thank you so much for your support!

Directions to Uptown Stage: Park on the Fowler Ave side of the University Mall near K&G Fashions. Enter the mall through the entrance closest to K&G Fashions. Make a right next to the children’s playground, and Uptown Stage is the fourth storefront on your left.

Bloom is produced with the generous support of the Hillsborough Arts Council, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, and the State Division of Cultural Affairs.

“Bloom” is presented by arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.


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