Writer Joe Iconis and director John Simpkins discuss the turbulent rock romance, Love in Hate Nation, set in a 1960s juvenile hall, and cast members perform highlights prior to its world premiere at the Two River Theater with moderator Laura Heywood. Classic girl group, Wall of Sound–style vocal harmonies meet punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical that 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.
Joe Iconis is the composer-lyricist of the worldwide sensation and Tony-nominated Be More Chill. Joe Tracz and Iconis cowrote Be More Chill as a commission for Two River Theater, where the show was developed and where it premiered in 2015. Director John Simpkins previously directed Bloodsong of Love and The Black Suits, both by Iconis. Simpkins is Head of Musical Theatre at Penn State School of Theatre, where Love in Hate Nation was commissioned and developed.
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House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.
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