CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Subscription savings are still available for UI arts events
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 1997-98 performing arts season at the University
of Iowa is half completed, but subscription discounts are still available
for a variety of performances at University Theatres and Hancher Auditorium.
The three winter-spring University Theatres Mainstage productions are
available as a subscription package that offers a discount of 25 percent.
The productions are "Eccentricities of a Nightingale" by the
UI's most illustrious playwriting graduate, Tennessee Williams, in a Golden
Anniversary production Feb. 5-15; the world premiere of "Salt"
by guest playwright Migdalia Cruz and director Juan Rodriguez of the Chicago
Latino Theatre Company, Feb. 26-March 8; and Shakespeare's magical "A
Midsummer Night's Dream," re-set in the moonlit streets of New Orleans,
Two of Hancher's series, offering a 20-percent package-price discount,
have yet to begin:
* the Iowa City Press-Citizen Millennium Series, presenting artistic
pathfinders who point the way to the next century -- the Kronos Quartet
at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24; Rinde Eckert's "Romeo Sierra Tango"
at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 17-18; and Carbone 14's "Dead
Souls" at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25; and
* Voices of Africa, featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 25, and Samite at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
Hancher ticket buyers may also still take advantage of volume discounts
by creating their own custom series of three or more events. A custom package
of 3-5 events qualifies for a 10-percent discount, and a package of six
or more events qualifies for a 15 percent discount. Most winter-spring
Hancher-sponsored events are available for the volume discounts.
Series subscriptions for University Theatres and Hancher are available
from the Hancher box office, which resumes its regular business hours on
Monday, Jan. 12.
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. This number will be answered by box office
personnel prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair
access and seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is
equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen is the major corporate sponsor of the Millennium
Series, and UI Men's Intercollegiate Athletics is the major corporate sponsor
of the Voices of Africa series, through the University of Iowa Foundation.