CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 1, 2000
(NOTE TO EDITORS: Inquiries about the walkout and the labor negotiations
should be addressed to Vice President of University Relations Ann Rhodes at
Guthrie Theatre cancels March 3-4 Hancher performances
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Guthrie Theatre has canceled the March 3-4 performances
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium
and all accompanying educational activities. The cancellation follows the
walkout by Local 690 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees,
which was under contract to work in support of those performances.
Ticketholders will be contacted by the Hancher box office to arrange refunds.
In addition to the public performances, the "What Makes It Great?"
event at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2 in the Iowa City Public Library, educational
activities for students in the department of theatre arts, and the Stage Door
series performance for school groups at 10 a.m. March 3 have been canceled.
The remaining spring performances at Hancher will be presented as scheduled.