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University of Iowa News Release

May 9, 2005

Hancher Box Office Closes During Break, May 14-30

The box office at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium will be closed during the break between the spring and summer sessions, May 14-30. The box office will begin its summer business hours on Tuesday, May 31.

While the box office is closed, tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's Web site: Tickets on sale now include the June 19 Hancher performance of Dan Zanes, the productions of Iowa Summer Rep and the Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theater summer performances.

Beginning May 31 the Hancher box office business hours will be 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays. From the local calling area, dial 319-335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to 319-353-2284. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial 319-335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

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:

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073,

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