CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Aug. 18, 2000
Tickets remain available for most Hancher Auditorium
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Tickets remain available for almost
all Hancher Auditorium's 2000-2001 performing arts events as the fall semester
opens at the University of Iowa.
Two events have fallen away from the Hancher schedule
that was announced last spring. Ill health forced the cancellation of Ravi
Shankar's scheduled Sept. 9 concert, and Robert Lepage's "The Far Side of
the Moon," which was due in Hancher March 24-25, was canceled by his management
as a consequence of tour-scheduling difficulties.
The Feb. 20-21 "Molly Sweeney" performances by the
Guthrie Theater are sold out. Tickets are still available for all the remaining
events, although some seating zones have been filled for the season's most
popular events -- Van Cliburn and the University Symphony on Sept. 20, Nicholas
Payton's Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration on Nov. 17, the Orpheus Chamber
Orchestra with James Galway on Dec. 5, and performances in the runs of "Disney's
Beauty and the Beast," "Ragtime," "Chicago," the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
and "Riverdance." Check with the box office for the latest details on which
seating zones remain available for those fast-selling events.
Advance ticket-buyers may now -- or at any time during
the season -- take advantage of volume discounts on most events in the season.
A simultaneous purchase of three-to-five events qualifies for a 15-percent
discount, and a simultaneous purchase of six or more events qualifies for
a 20-percent discount. UI students, senior citizens and audience members 17
and younger also qualify for special discounts to most events.
UI students benefit from a change in ticket pricing
this season. The $10 Zone 3 ticket price for most events has been extended
into Zone 2 as well this season, providing UI students with affordable access
to better seats.
A free season brochure is available from the Hancher
box office, and a new fall circular contains up-to-date information on sold-out
zones. The season may also be surveyed on the World Wide Web at <http://www.uiowa.edu/~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. 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
HANCHER AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2000-2001
9, Saturday -- Mark Russell, 8 p.m.
10, Sunday -- Mark Russell, 3 p.m.
15, Friday -- Zap Mama, 8 p.m.
20, Wednesday -- Van Cliburn w/UI Symphony, 8 p.m.
26, Tuesday -- Regina Carter
29, Friday -- Pilobolus, 8 p.m.
1, Sunday -- Pilobolus, 3 p.m.
4-7 -- Gate Theatre, Beckett Festival, 8 p.m., Mabie
10-15 -- "Rent," 8 performances
20, Friday -- Emerson Quartet, 8 p.m., Clapp Recital
22, Sunday -- Emerson Quartet, 3 p.m., Clapp Recital
24-29 -- "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 8 performances
31, Tuesday -- Kronos Quartet with Philip Glass, "Dracula"
1, Wednesday -- St. Paul Chamber Orchestra w/Garrick
Ohlsson, 8 p.m.
17, Friday -- Nicholas Payton's Louis Armstrong Centennial
Celebration, 8 p.m.
5, Tuesday -- Orpheus Chamber Orchestra w/James Galway,
9-10 -- Children's Theatre Company, "Lyle the Crocodile,"
19, Friday -- Philadanco, 8 p.m.
20, Saturday -- Mingus Big Band, "Blues and Politics,"
25, Thursday -- eighth blackbird, 8 p.m., Clapp Recital
26, Friday -- Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet, 8 p.m.
30-31, Tuesday and Wednesday -- "Ragtime," 8 p.m.
1-4 -- "Ragtime," 6 more performances
10, Saturday -- Dai Rakuda Kan, 8 p.m.
13, Tuesday -- Israel Camerata Jerusalem w/Ilya Itin,
20-21, Tuesday and Wednesday -- Guthrie Theater,
"Molly Sweeney," 8 p.m., Loft
24, Saturday -- Kodo, 8 p.m.
25, Sunday -- Kodo, 3 p.m.
27 -- Aeros, 8 p.m.
2-4, "Chicago," 5 performances
20-21, Tuesday and Wednesday -- Acting Company, "Comedy
of Errors," 8 p.m.
27-28, Tuesday and Wednesday -- Rinde Eckert and the
Paul Dresher Ensemble,
"Ravenshead," 8 p.m., Hancher Loft
6, Friday -- Ahn Trio, 8 p.m., Clapp Recital Hall
13-14, Friday and Saturday -- Joffrey Ballet of Chicago,
17, Tuesday -- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,
8 p.m., Clapp Hall
22, Sunday -- David Gonzalez, 3 p.m.
2-6, "Riverdance," 8 performances
Corporate and individual sponsors for 2000-2001 Hancher
season events through the University of Iowa Foundation include: Everybodys
Whole Foods, Country Bancorporation and Kay Bernau, Prairie Lights, the Java
House, West Music Company, Cantebury Inn & Suites, Gary A. and LaDonna
K. Wicklund, the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, Alliant Energy, Hills Bank
and Trust Company, Brenton Bank, Sheraton Iowa City, KHAK-FM, KDAT-FM, KRNA-FM,
the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation of Marshalltown, McLeodUSA, the Gazette, Gilda
Imports, UI Men's Intercollegiate Athletics, the Iowa City Press-Citizen,
Hames Mobile Homes Inc., Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Group 5 Hospitality/Radisson
Highlander Plaza, Wallace-Readers Digest Funds, Eye Surgeons Associates P.C.,
Toyota of Iowa City and Toyota Financial Services, Mercy Iowa City/Mercy on
Call, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, and Dahl Ford of Davenport Inc.
Other funding comes from the National Endowment for
the Arts, Chamber Music America, the Iowa Arts Council and the Heartland Arts
For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit
<www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa> on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news
by e-mail, contact <email@example.com>.