Independence day

1776, the hit 1969 musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, made a triumphant return to Broadway this summer in a new production at the Roundabout Theatre. It's a seemingly simple design job--most of the show takes place in the room where the Continental Congress meets. But don't be fooled--there are problems galore. For example, how do you suggest different times and atmospheric changes in a room where the only windows are placed on invisible fourth walls?

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