WDCSA Newsletter – March 2001

The WDCSA still has one ticket each for
the Washington Opera’s Don Carlo and Turandot.  Don Carlo is Monday, March
19, 7:00 P.M., prime orchestra seating, $113.  Turandot is Tuesday, March
27, 8:00 P.M., first tier seating, $86.  If you would like either or both
tickets, call Julie Campbell at 202-857-0129
(office) or 202-244-0206 (home) or email her at

Calendar of Events

Mar. 19 Washington Opera-Don Carlo
Mar. 22 Entrepreneurship Networking Event
Mar. 26 The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival Discussion
Mar. 27 Washington Opera-Turandot
April 5 Breakfast Briefing with Sen. Bingaman
April 22 American Buffalo Performance
May 3 Faculty Speaker Event with Prof. Eddelman
May 5 A Streetcar Named Desire
May 20 Middleburg Garden Tour

Thursday, March 22
7:00-9:00 P.M.

Snow storms not withstanding, the 4th monthly informal networking event for
those in or interested in entrepreneurship in software, IT, biotech, or any
other field will be held on March 22.  Stop by and have a beer with fellow
alumni with similar interests or experiences.  No speaker or other
organized event is planned at this time, but all input on formats for future
events is welcome.

What to look for: Either Balloons or a Stanford sweatshirt near where we are
gathering.  This is normally near the bar closest to the mall-side
entrance, not the outside entrance.

Contact: Eric Sword, BS ’94, MS ’95, at 703-508-9668 or ericsword@grouplogic.com

Location: Rock Bottom Brewery in the Ballston Commons Mall
Driving Directions: Exit I-66 West or East at Glebe road in Ballston.  Head
south until you see the mall on your left.  Drive past Hecht’s on Glebe and
you will see both Rock Bottom and the parking structure.

Metro Directions: Ballston stop on the Orange line.  Walk south 2 blocks
and you will run into the mall.  Rock Bottom can be reached from the inside
or outside the mall.

Please feel free to reply with and questions, comments, or ideas for future
events.  The group is very open to location, time, or day-of-week change
suggestions for future events.  Also, you are welcome to bring friends from
outside of Stanford.

Breakfast Briefing with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman
Thursday, April 5
7:45-9:00 A.M.

The Washington D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a "breakfast
briefing" with U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) (Stanford JD ’68)

New Mexico’s voters elected Jeff Bingaman to his 4th term in the U.S. Senate
this past November.  His very comfortable margin of victory attests to the
conscientious and good public service Jeff has provided his constituents as well
as others of us in this country.  Jeff’s reelection helped secure for the
Democrats in the U.S. Senate parity in number with the Republicans in that body,
making for a 50/50 evenly-divided membership in the current 107th U.S. Congress.

Congressional Quarterly’s Politics in America characterizes Bingaman as a
"serious, studious lawmaker well-versed on issues".  In the 107th
Congress, he has a lot to be serious and studious about:  emerging national
energy policy and legislation; possible significant revision in federal personal
income tax; demographic and financial challenges to Social Security and
Medicare; financing and delivery of health care throughout the nation. As
the ranking Democrat (and co-chairman, effectively) of the Senate Energy and
Natural Resources Committee, Jeff has just introduced a major and comprehensive
bill regarding federal energy policy, programs and initiatives.   He
plans to discuss this and other matters relevant to the current Congress in his
upcoming Breakfast Briefing with us.

Jeff served three years as New Mexico Attorney General prior to initial U.S.
Senate service in 1983.  At Stanford Law School, he worked for Robert
Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign, which was cut so tragically short that
year in Los Angeles.  In the Senate Jeff serves also on the Finance
Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee – two
committees essential to top priority proposals of President Bush such as income
tax rate reductions and new federal initiatives in education.

Equally important to us Stanford alumni/ae is Jeff’s wife Anne, another graduate
of Stanford Law School, a recent Stanford University trustee and an Assistant
U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust for President Clinton-further proof of the
commitment to public service in the Bingaman household.  Please plan on
attending this timely, relevant-and off-the-record-briefing.

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, N.W.
Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets, N.W.)
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2001
Time: 7:45 to 9:00 A.M.
Menu: Continental breakfast
Cost: $15.00 per person

Make checks payable to Washington DC Stanford Association and send them by April
3 to:  Terry Adlhock c/o Allegheny Energy, Suite 1030, 1301 Pennsylvania
Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20004, tel. (202) 824-0408, e-mail: tadlhock@aol.com

with Professor William Eddelman

Faculty Lecture
"Unveiling Desires: Power and Sexuality in A Streetcar Named Desire"
Thursday, May 3
6:30 P.M. Reception
7:30 P.M. Faculty Lecture and Q & A

Play Performance
Saturday, May 5
2:30 P.M.
Performance of A Streetcar Named Desire

Through this masterpiece of the American theater, Prof. Eddelman explores the
multilayered ways in which Tennessee Williams’ characters shift psychological
and sexual strategies in the play, and discover how a dramatic text is
transformed into a physical reality through the collaborative genius that
results from staging a great work.

William Eddelman, associate professor of design and theater history, has taught
in the areas of theatrical design; theater, art and cultural history; and
dramatic literature at Stanford. Professor Eddelman’s dissertation in 17th- and
18th-century Italian opera design was researched during two years in Venice as a
Fulbright scholar.  He has designed sets and costumes for theater companies
in the San Francisco Bay Area, and taught at the Stanford Berlin Center.  An
expert in contemporary international scenic and costume design, Professor
Eddelman’s interests include the cultural history of American musical theater
and the psychology of dress.

EVENT PRICING:  You may attend either the May 3 reception and lecture or
the May 5 performance or both. Please specify how many places you are
reserving for each.  Payment for May 5 play tickets must be RECEIVED BY
APRIL 18 (NO EXCEPTIONS!); unsold tickets will be returned to the theater.
 Payment for the May 3 reception and lecture must be received by APRIL 28.
 Space is limited; please reserve your tickets early.

Price for May 3 catered reception and lecture:  
$20 Paid 2001 Members of the WDCSA (including immediate family members)
$25 Nonmembers

Price for May 5 performance of A Streetcar Named Desire: $40 per ticket.  Tickets
for the play will be mailed in advance to those whose payment has been received
by April 18.  Send payment (and please specify names of all guests and who
is attending which event) to:
  Charles Hokanson
  3000 Spout Run Pkwy #B-605
  Arlington, VA 22201
If you have questions, please contact Charles at 703-351-1091 (home phone) or

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is located at 1779 Massachusetts
Avenue, NE, between 17th and 18th Streets.  The reception and lecture will
be held in the Root Room, on the 2nd floor directly as you exit the elevator.
 Parking is limited; we encourage attendees to arrive by Metro.
 Exit at the south end of the Dupont Circle stop on the Red Line; walk
counterclockwise one-quarter of the way around Dupont Circle to Massachusetts
Avenue.  The Carnegie building is 1.5 blocks down Massachusetts Avenue on
the left side of the street.  For those driving, a 24-hour parking garage
located at the corner of Dupont Circle and New Hampshire Avenue.  (The
address is 11 Dupont Circle, but the entrance is off New Hampshire Avenue.)
 A flat fee of $6 is charged for entry to the parking garage after 5:00

The Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th Street, SW.  Detailed driving
directions are available at www.arenastage.org/about_arena/info/directions.htm.
 For those arriving by
Metro, the Waterfront-SEU station, on the Green Line, is located at the
Waterside Mall, 4th and M Streets, which is only one block from the theater.

Free parking is available at the Waterside Mall Garage.  Enter the mall
parking lot at 4th and M Streets.  The parking garage is located to your
left as you enter the lot.  

Please note: if you do not receive a printed invitation from the Stanford Alumni
Association for the faculty speaker event, you can e-mail your updated contact
information to alumni.information@Stanford.edu or call (650) 725-4336 to ensure
that you receive future mailings.

March 26-The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival (discussion)
April 22-American Buffalo (performance)

In March, the Modern Drama Discussion Group continues its discussion of
"survival of the fittest" with The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival
(1992), by Mayo Simon.  "Touching" (Christian Science Monitor),
"compelling" (The New Yorker), and "very funny" (Miami
Herald), The Old Lady’s Guide shows how two very different women help each other cope with two
different kinds of diminished
capacity.  The drama group will discuss The Old Lady’s Guide 7:30-9:30 P.M.
Monday March 26 (dinner at 6:30) at Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW (three blocks
east of Dupont Circle).  Our discussion will feature playwright
Mayo Simon himself.  You’ll need to reserve early to guarantee a space. 
Contact Betty Byrne BS’55 (202-483-4048 & BettyByrne@stanfordalumni.org).

At 3 P.M. Sunday, April 22, 2001, we’ll attend a performance of David Mamet’s
sardonic American Buffalo (1975), a play that gives new meaning to the phrase
"survival of the fittest."  Tickets are $18, the deadline is
April 1, and the performance takes place at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St.,
St.-Cardozo Metro).  For further information call 301-897-9314 or e-mail RLarkin@footlightsdc.org.  For general information about the drama group,
visit www.footlightsdc.org or contact Betty Byrne.

Sunday, May 20
11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

We’ve arranged for group tickets for Stanford alumni to take the Middleburg
Garden Tour, a self-guided driving tour of five spectacular gardens in the
vicinity of Middleburg, Virginia.  Spend a relaxing Sunday in the hunt
country of Virginia.  Pick up your ticket for the day at the Middleburg
home of alumna Margaret New ’66 and enjoy a cup of coffee before she sends you
off with map and directions.  Tour hours are 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.

To reserve tickets, send a check for $20 per person (please include your e-mail
address, if any) to Margaret New, P.O. Box 933, Middleburg, VA  20118;
Phone: 540-687-3077.  Margaret will e-mail directions to her home to those
who purchase tickets.  Please respond by April 30.