CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Iowa Center for the Arts Package offers discount on variety of events
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several units of the Iowa Center for the Arts at
the University of Iowa -- University Theatres, UI Opera Theatre, the UI
Dance Company and the UI Museum of Art -- have collaborated this season
to offer a special discounted series package. The Iowa Center for the Arts
Package provides the opportunity to save money while sampling the variety
offered by the Iowa Center for the Arts.
The conceptual focus for the Iowa Center for the Arts Package is an
event that could not be discounted, because it's already free -- next spring's
"Victorian Fairy Paintings" exhibition, making its only U.S.
appearance at the UI Museum of Art after opening in London.
But the savings for the other events in the series are substantial:
the University Theatres productions of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia"
and Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in E.C. Mabie Theatre
of the Theatre Building; the UI Opera Theatre spring production of "Romeo
and Juliet" in the newly remodeled Clapp Recital Hall; and the UI
Dance Company's November 14-15 "Departures/Dance Gala '97" in
The Iowa Center for the Arts Package is available through Nov. 15, the
final performance date of the Dance Gala.
The discounted package prices are $42 and $40. The prices for UI students
and senior citizens are $25.50 and $23.50, and young people 17 and younger
may purchase a package for $22.50 or $21.50. The Iowa Center for the Arts
Package is available from the Hancher box office.
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.