WDCSA Newsletter – June 1999

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June 17
June 18
June 21
July 1
July 24
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bowie Baysox and Flying Elvises
One Bad Apple
Sarah Brightman at Wolf Trap
National Symphony Orchestra atWolf Trap

Thursday, June 17, 7 P.M.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
1999 Shakespeare Theatre
Free For All

Join a group of Stanford alumni for one of Washington’s favorite summertime
traditions-FREE Shakespeare performed outdoors at the Carter Barron Amphitheater.
The Shakespeare Theater this year is presenting a “light, bright updating”
of one of the Bard’s much-loved comedies, featuring the hilarious character
Falstaff and setting the play in a bawdy romp at a 1950s mountain resort.

We’ve reserved 30 tickets, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served
basis. Please contact Charles Hokanson ’93, MA ’93 at either (703) 351-1091
for tickets. Because the tickets will not be available until the day
of the event, we cannot send you the tickets in advance.

Charles will be standing near the box office between 6:30 P.M. and 7:20 P.M.
wearing lots of Stanford clothing to hand out tickets to those who have contacted
him. The gates to the Amphitheater open at 7 P.M., and the performance starts
at 7:30 P.M. Meet Charles near the box office at 7 P.M. sharp to enter as
a group and find seating together. We’ll make an effort to help latecomers
join the others but can make no guarantee as the theater holds 3,000 and
is open seating.

The Carter Barron has a number of picnic tables near the parking lot and
several areas of lawn. You may want to arrive early and bring dinner and
a blanket to enjoy a picnic before meeting the rest of the Stanford group
at 7 P.M. to find seats.

The Carter Barron Amphitheater is located at 16th Street and Colorado Avenue,
N.W. The entrance to the free parking lot (which fills up fast!) is off of
Colorado Avenue. The Amphitheater is also accessible by the S2 and S4 Metro

We Still Have Some Seats:
Bowie Baysox and the Flying Elvis’s
Friday, June 18, 7:05 P.M.
Prince George’s Stadium,
Bowie, MD

The WDCSA has reserved a block of box seats (normally $10, but only $8.50
for us) at a Baysox baseball game which also features the Fying Elvis’s (Elvi?).
The ball game pits the Baysox (Baltimore Oriole AA Farm Club) against the
New Britain Rock Cats, and we’ll also be regaled by a number of Elvis look-alikes
parachuting from an aircraft. The evening promises to be a lot of inexpensive
fun for the whole family. For information on ticket availability, call Bob
Krahe at 301-236-0570, e-mail robert_krahe@compuserve.com. See you at the
ball park!

Directions: The park is conveniently located about 7 miles east of the capital
beltway (I495/95). Take US 50 east from the beltway to Route 301 south. Turn
left at the second stoplight, and you’re there. Parking is free.

One Bad Apple
Monday, June 21 8 P.M.
Kreeger Theater (Arena Stage)

In One Bad Apple, it is the sixth day of creation, and the battle of the
sexes has already begun…

Music is by Deborah Wicks La Puma, BA ’91, with book and lyric by Raphe Beck
(President of Stanford Alumni in Entertainment, based in LA) and Christopher
La Puma, BA ’91. Originally funded by a Stanford Golden Grant award, One
Bad Apple received the School of Humanities Golden Award and the Dean’s Award
for Academic Achievement. Hey, Stanford liked it! It was originally produced
in Dinkelspiel Auditorium in 1991 as a collaboration of the Music Department
and Ram’s Head Theatrical Society.

All proceeds of this event will benefit Mary House, a non-profit organization
that provides transitional housing, food, clothing and prenatal care to homeless
families. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students.

For tickets, please send a check, payable to Mary House, to Bill Pegram,
815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. (703) 486-0952. Stanford attendees
will sit together and your tickets will be held at the door.

WDCSA Goes to Wolf Trap
Sarah Brightman
One Night In Eden
Thursday, July 1, 8 P.M.

Rear orchestra seats (rows JJ-LL) at $30/person
(no group discount was available)

to Sarah Brightman Official Web Site

National Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leonard Slatkin
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Saturday, July 24, 8:15 P.M.

Rear orchestra seats (rows AA-DD) at $22.50 per person (10% group discount

Please join us, beginning at 6:30PM for a bring your own picnic at the picnic
tables about 50 yards to the left of the box office. Look for balloons or
a Stanford banner.

Please send check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400,
Arlington, VA 22202. (703) 486-0952

Wolf Trap is accessible by Metro. Take the Metro to the West Falls Church
station and catch the special bus that takes you non-stop to Wolf Trap.

Membership Directory

The membership directory was mailed in March to people to our members who
have renewed by then. If you have renewed since then, you should have also
been sent a directory. If you did not receive one, please send a reply to
this message and we will try to get you one.

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