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Monumental Theatre’s ‘Songs for a New World’ vividly imagines a better tomorrow

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The stories told across the songs, loosely structured around life’s pivotal moments of decision, are specific. But for a show that debuted off-Broadway in 1995, its musings on the human experience remain universal. Although Monumental’s version was shot across myriad locations in the Washington area — a lakeside dock, a blacktop basketball court, a grassy forest clearing — the framing device imagines the four virtuoso performers as members of a support group, opening up in a tightknit circle of trust. As we emerge from this time of shared trauma, what conceit could be more apt?

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