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Release: May 3, 2001

Hancher Auditorium box office at University of Iowa will be closed May 20-28

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hancher Auditorium box office at the University of Iowa will be closed May 20-28, during the break between UI spring and summer academic sessions.

When the box office re-opens after Memorial Day, it will begin reduced summer hours.

Summer box office 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.

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 at <hancher-box-office@uiowa.edu>.

People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158. This number is answered by box office personnel prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is TDD-equipped for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

While the box office is closed, mail orders for Iowa Summer Rep and the 2001-2002 Hancher season will continue to be accepted, and they will be processed in the order that they are received.

During the closing, Hancher season brochures may be requested from the Hancher administrative offices, (319) 335-1130. Iowa Summer Rep brochures may be requested from the UI department of theatre arts, (319) 335-2700.

For UI arts information, visit <www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa> on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu>.