CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Hancher box office has holiday gift certificates perfect for arts lovers
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University of
Iowa is prepared for the holidays, with gift certificates and tickets packaged
in festive envelopes for the lovers of music, theater and dance on anyone's
Hancher gift certificates, available in multiples of $5, may be redeemed for
tickets to any of the UI performances handled by the Hancher box office. This
includes not only the internationally renowned music, theater and dance artists
presented by the auditorium, but also all the Mainstage productions of University
Theatres, major productions of UI Opera Theater and the Old Gold Singers,
the UI Dance Company's annual Dance Gala and the perennially popular UI Band
For gift-givers who know exactly what performances their recipients have been
dreaming about, the box office will package tickets to specific events during
the remainder of the 1996-97 season.
Among the Hancher events early in 1997 that promise to be popular choices
are the Cameron Mackintosh/Royal National Theatre revival of the Rodgers and
Hammerstein classic "Carousel," Jan. 24-26; the Broadway hit "Kiss
of the Spider Woman," Feb. 7-8; and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra,
with vocalists Jon Hendricks and Cassandra Wilson, performing Wynton Marsalis'
"Blood on the Fields," Feb. 18.
Holiday gift certificates or tickets from the Hancher box office may be provided
to the purchaser or sent directly to the intended recipient.
Hancher box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. From the local calling area or outside Iowa, dial (319)
335-1160. Long distance within Iowa and western Illinois is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER.
Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American
Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills,
and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction.
People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should
dial (319) 335-1158. The line is equipped with TDD for people with hearing
impairment who use that technology.
But because the Hancher box office will close at the end of the business day
Dec. 21 for the UI winter break, you can't wait until the last minute!