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.
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.