CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 17, 2000
UI Hancher box office has holiday gift certificates perfect for arts lovers,
through Dec. 16
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University of
Iowa is prepared for the holidays, with gift certificates and tickets for
the lovers of music, theater and dance on anyones gift list. But because
the Hancher box office will close at the end of the business day Dec. 16 for
the UI winter break, you cant wait until the last minute!
Hancher gift certificates, available in multiples of $5, may be redeemed
during the next year 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 Companys annual
Dance Gala and the UI Band Extravaganza.
For gift-givers who know exactly what performances their recipients have
been dreaming about, the box office will provide tickets to specific events
during the remainder of the 2000-2001 season. Among the spring 2001 Hancher
events that promise to be popular choices are "Riverdance," the
Broadway hits "Ragtime" and "Chicago," the Japanese drummers
of Kodo, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Mingus Big Band,
Philadanco during Martin Luther King Week, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago,
and Aeros, featuring members of the Romanian gymnastics team.
Hancher box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance
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.
Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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.
For UI arts information, visit this new address -- www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa
-- on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <email@example.com>.