SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — When “The People Downstairs” had to shut down because of Covid back in March 2020, Natalie Symons was devastated. Symons is the writer and developer of this new play and is so excited to share it with the world. She and set designer Scott Cooper shared the details of this show premiering at the American Stage on September 15. For tickets go to AmericanStage.org/PeopleDownstairs.
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