Back to All Events

Love In Hate Nation: A New Musical

  • Playhouse Theatre 116 Theatre Building University Park PA, 16802 (map)

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Joe Iconis
Directed by John Simpkins

FEBRUARY 13 – 24

A love story between two girls, set in an early 1960’s juvie hall. Taking musical cues from wall-of-sound Girl Group pop and Riot Grrrl rock and roll, the show tells the story of young people caught between eras of a changing America and their attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them. This is the story of American rebels in the making on the verge of revolution!

Love in Hate Nation is the first project in a new musicals initiative in Penn State Musical Theatre. A writing team visits the junior musical theatre majors each spring – the students sing for the writers, get to know each other artistically, and the writers depart and write the first draft of a musical. They return throughout the students’ senior year to work on the development of the show, culminating in New York and State College performances.

Evenings: $20 • Preview/Matinee: $18.50 • Penn State Student (with valid PSU ID): $12.50

Opening Night Reception in the Woskob Family Gallery, Fri., Feb. 16: $30  (DOES NOT INCLUDE SHOW TICKET) (Includes pre-show hors d’ouevres and desserts. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase show ticket separately.)