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“Hotel Berry” tickets available for in-person and virtual-streamed shows

Tickets for Tantrum Theater's “Hotel Berry,” an original play that explores the lives and entrepreneurial ventures of Edward Berry and his wife, Martha “Mattie” Berry, are now available and can be purchased at this website for both live shows and a virtual streaming option. Patrons may now reserve their specific seat in the theater by seating chart.  

Tier one tickets are priced at $20, tier two tickets at $10 and tier three tickets (for OHIO students only) at $5. Virtual streaming tickets are $10 and available for limited performances, including an early morning stream on Tuesday, Nov. 29, useful for classroom presentation. Free student rush tickets for students may be available nightly at 7:50 p.m. based on remaining open seating but are not guaranteed.

“Hotel Berry” runs from Nov. 17-19 and Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 3, at the Forum Theater in the Radio Television (RTV) Building at Ohio University.

Andie Walla, associate professor of instruction in OHIO’s School of Media Arts and Studies, will be working with students in her Multi-Camera Producing and Directing class to stream the play and provide hands-on teaching.

“Normally, it’s a spring-only class, it was an anomaly that I taught it in the fall this year,” Walla explained. “I always like to have a final project for students that is a practical, very hands-on steaming event … I was trying to find a campus partner who had some need to stream events.”  

While Walla said she has never streamed a theater performance, she thinks it will be an amazing experience for students. She also said the virtual aspect will allow “Hotel Berry” to reach a wider audience.

“We’re going to be able to capture different angles,” she said. “I think bringing the dynamics of the multi-camera setup will really help the viewers be immersed in the theater experience.”  

Walla said students will have multiple rehearsals during tech week to ensure they’re prepared, as well as do a test stream to make sure “we’re getting the highest quality of product out there."

“I think it’s a really great experience for students to get hands-on learning outside of the classroom,” she said. “Experiential and place-based learning are very important, and I think this class specifically is getting that with flying colors.”

November 2, 2022
Emma Skidmore, BSJ ‘23