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Release: July 14, 2000

Hancher box office closes during break between University of Iowa summer and fall sessions

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University of Iowa will be closed during the break between UI summer and fall sessions. The box office will close at the end of business Friday, July 28 and re-open Monday, Aug. 21.

When the box office re-opens it will resume its regular, school-year business hours: 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 <hancher-box-office@uiowa.edu>.

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.

While the box office is closed, Hancher will continue to accept mail orders for 2000-2001 events. Orders will be processed in the order they are received.

Hancher 2000-2001 brochures will be available from the Hancher administrative offices, 319-335-1130. The forthcoming brochures for the University Theatres season may be requested from the department of theatre arts, (319) 335-2700.