LOVE IN HATE NATION
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
Music, Lyrics and Book by Tony Award Nominee Joe Iconis
Directed by John Simpkins
JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER
"Joe Iconis is “…The Future of Musical Theater.” – The New York Times
A turbulent rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall, Love in Hate Nation uses classic “bad girl” movies as the inspiration for the story of young people caught between eras of a changing America. Sixteen-year old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out “revolution in the institution” as they attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them. Girl Group Wall of Sound harmonies are filtered through a punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical.