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This show closed on December 1, 2019

About Love in Hate Nation

A turbulent rock romance by Joe Iconis, composer and lyricist of the worldwide sensation "Be More Chill"! 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.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Tony Award Nominee Joe Iconis

Directed by John Simpkins

Choreographed by Mayte Natalio

Music Supervision and Orchestrations by Charlie Rosen

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Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Two River Theater

21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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