CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Hancher box office has holiday gift certificates perfect for arts
lovers through Dec. 19
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University
of Iowa is prepared for the holidays, with gift certificates and tickets
packaged in festive envelopes for the lovers of music, theater and dance
on anyone's gift list. But because the Hancher box office will close at
the end of the business day Dec. 19 for the UI winter break, you can't
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 Company's 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 package tickets to specific
events during the remainder of the 1998-99 season.
Among the Hancher events in the spring of 1999 that promise to be popular
choices are guitarist Christopher Parkening's tribute to Andres Segovia,
the return of "Tap Dogs," The Philip Glass/Robert Wilson 3D movie-and-music
spectacle "Monsters of Grace," the Broadway sensation "Rent,"
the return of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, songstress Cassandra
Wilson, the revival of "The King and I" and the Lincoln Center
Holiday gift certificates or tickets from the Hancher box office may
be provided to the purchaser or sent directly to the intended recipient.
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.
If your gift recipient has special needs for access, seating and auxiliary
services, 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.
For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr/
on the World Wide Web.