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UI HANCHER BOX OFFICE CLOSES BETWEEN SPRING AND SUMMER CLASSES -- The Hancher Auditorium Box Office will be closed during part of the break between University of Iowa spring and summer classes. The box office will be closed May 17-22 and May 24-25. The box office will re-open on Tuesday, May 26.

During the time that the box office is closed, mail orders for Hancher's 1998-'99 season and Iowa Summer Rep '98 will be accepted, and the orders will be processed in the sequence that they are received. Hancher brochures may be requested by contacting the Hancher administrative offices at (319) 335-1130. Summer Rep brochures may be requested by contacting the department of theatre arts at (319) 335-2700.

From May 26-June 14 the Hancher Auditorium Box Office hours will be 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.

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.