WDCSA Newsletter – January 2000

Jan. 22 Stanford Men’s Basketball vs. Cal
Feb 15 Modern Drama Group Discussion of Three Days of

Feb 19 Tosca at Washington Opera
Feb 19 Three Days of Rain Performance
Mar 1  Otello at Washington Opera
Third Thursdays
Stanford Men’s Basketball Schedule

Stanford vs. Cal Men’s Basketball
Team Sports Bar
Crystal City Gateway Marriott
1700 S. Eads Street, Arlington
Saturday, January 22, 6PM (game not available locally on network or cable TV)
Metro: 1 block from Crystal City Metro (see below)

Directions: Exit the Crystal City Metro, walk straight ahead under the underpass, and take your
first right and go 1/2 block. Alternatively, you can follow the signs in the Metro for the Crystal
Gateway Marriott and not have to walk outside.

Driving (from DC) — Over 14th Street Bridge to Route 1, take first exit, which is 15th Street. Go
right one block, and then left on Eads, hotel is on your left in the first block.

For questions or to offer suggestions on locations, e-mail Callista Chen at callista@stanfordalumni.org.

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For first-timers and long-standing opera buffs alike, the WDCSA has secured 20 tickets for two of
the world’s most beloved operas: Puccini’s Tosca on February 19 and Verdi’s Otello on
March 1. The Washington Opera celebrates Tosca‘s 100th birthday this year with a new
production, starring the renowned Russian soprano Galina Gorchakova. With its passionate story of
political and romantic intrigue set to some of Puccini’s most glorious music, this opera is a
time-honored treasure.

We close out the season with Otello, widely acclaimed as the finest Italian opera ever
written. Jose Cura, who thrilled local audiences last year in his Washington debut as Samson,
sings the title role. Daniella Dessi returns as Desdemona, and Placido Domingo, who knows Otello
as no other performer, is conducting. 

Join fellow Stanford alums for one or both of these sure-to-sell-out operas by sending a check
made out to WDCSA to Julie Campbell, 2601 Klingle Road NW, Washington, DC 20008. Tickets will be
distributed on a first come-first serve basis upon receipt of payment. If you have questions, call
Julie at (202) 244-0206 or email her at juliecampbell@aol.com

Tosca Otello
Saturday, Feb. 19 Wednesday, March 1
7:00 PM 8:00 PM
2nd Tier $61 Prime 1st Tier $113

The Kennedy Center Opera House


There is a great new opportunity for Stanford alumni living in the Washington, D.C. area. An
e-mail distribution list has been established to:
* Help organize and publicize events sponsored by the Stanford Exchange for Public Service (STEPS)
and the Stanford Office of Admission;
* Help organize and publicize events, especially informal, inexpensive events designed for recent
graduates; and
* Provide a forum for Stanford alumni to post information relevant or beneficial to other local
alumni (including employment and housing opportunities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area).

Contact Callista Chen at callista@stanfordalumni.org
with questions. Please join the list by sending a message to majordomo@lists.stanford with the
following message in the first line of the body: subscribe dc_cardinal

Third Thursdays

The next two months, instead of our regular Third Thursday events, we will be planning events
to watch Stanford Men’s Basketball Games. Check your e-mail or call the hotline for more

Visit the WDCSA (and download a membership form) on the Web!

Visit the WDCSA website at http://www.stanfordclub.org/dc. The website contains general
information about the club, membership options, current and past newsletters and event updates, a
list of our Board members and officers, a membership form, links to our job and housing board, and
a variety of useful Stanford links. Because the membership year ended in December, we invite you
to renew now, through the membership form on the web page.

Stanford Men’s Basketball

The WDCSA will be planning some events around the remaining Stanford Men’s Basketball games.
Check your e-mail or call the hotline at (301) 230-5575 for more information. Below we have listed
the day, Stanford’s opponent, location, television coverage if any, and game time.

Thu, 01/27/00
Palo Alto, Calif.
7:30 PM PT
Thu, 02/10/00
Palo Alto, Calif.
7:30 PM PT
Sat, 02/26/00
1:00 PM PT
Sat, 03/11/00
Arizona State
Tempe, Ariz.
12:00 PM MT
Sat, 01/29/00
Washington State
Palo Alto, Calif.
1:00 PM PT
Sat, 02/12/00
Oregon St.
Palo Alto, Calif
Fox Sports
3:00 PM PT
Thu, 03/02/00
Palo Alto, Calif
7:30 PM PT
Thu, 03/16/00
NCAA Tournament
NCAA First/Second Round TBA
Thu, 02/03/00
Los Angeles
Fox Sports
7:30 PM PT
Sat, 02/19/00
Palo Alto, Calif
Fox Sports
3:00 PM PT
Sat, 03/04/00
Palo Alto, Calif.
1:00 PM PT
Thu, 03/23/00
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Regional Finals TBA
Sat, 02/05/00
Sports Arena
5:00 PM PT
Thu, 02/24/00
Washington State
Pullman, Wash.
7:30 PM PT
Thu, 03/09/00
Tuscon, Ariz.
Fox Sports
7:30 PM MT
Sat, 04/01/00
NCAA Tournament
(NCAA Final Four)

* Fox Sports Bay Area
The full schedule is on the Stanford Athletics website at :

Modern Drama Discussion Group

February 15 (discussion) 
February 19 (performance)-Three Days of Rain

On February 15 the Modern Drama Group will discuss, and on February 19, the group will attend, a
"subtle and absorbing" (New York Times) family drama that "heralds the arrival of a
major playwright" (New York Daily News): Three Days of Rain (1997), by Richard
Greenberg. For further information, contact Betty Byrne BS ’55 at (202) 483-4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org,
or visit www.footlightsdc.org.