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Release: July 16, 1999

UI Hancher box office closes for summer break July 31-Aug. 22

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The box office at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium will close for UI summer break July 31 through Aug. 22.

While the box office is closed, Hancher will continue to accept mail orders for the 1999-2000 season. Orders will be processed in the order they are received.

Brochures for the season, which will include one of America's most ambitious millennium arts festivals, will be available from the Hancher administrative offices, 319-335-1130.

When the box office re-opens on Aug. 23, it will resume its regular school-year business hours: 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, you may call the box office at (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.

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 information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr on the World Wide Web.