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    A Magic Place in a New Time

    Set in the early 1950s, A MAGIC PLACE IN A NEW TIME tells the story of lonely schoolteacher Amy Baumeister. After enduring a personal scandal in Milwaukee, Amy (with her overprotective mother Hilda in tow) moves to noisy, polluted Chicago for a fresh start. Friendless and emotionally repressed, Amy becomes involved with her neighbor, Walter, a poetic draftsman, and his mentally ill mother, Antoinette. Fighting off the smothering attentions of her own mother as well as the amorous attentions of Harold, the middle-aged Irish cop upstairs, Amy pursues her dream of happiness against oppressive odds. Making her New York stage debut in the role of Antoinette is former child star SUSAN GORDON, who was one of the most sought after young performers of the early 1960s. In her heyday, Ms. Gordon appeared in such films as The Five Pennies (with Danny Kaye), The Man In The Net (with Alan Ladd), Tormented, Attack of the Puppet People, The Boy And The Pirates and Picture Mommy Dead (with Don Ameche). She also guest-starred on more than two dozen television shows, including The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Playhouse 90, The Danny Thomas Show, Ben Casey, Route 66, Gunsmoke, 77 Sunset Strip, The Donna Reed Show, Fred Astaire Premiere Theatre and several episodes of My Three Sons.

    Dates:  Jan. 25, 2002 - Feb. 10, 2002
    Schedule:  Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 and 7:30 p.m., Mon. 8 p.m.
    Venue:  45th Street Theater, 354 West 45th Street
    Price:  $15
    Tickets/info:  (212) 582-0241

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